Desal plant: Thiess sack 160 sparkies

The Desalination Plant project in Victoria has become the front line of the battle ground between big business and some of Australia’s most militant unions. In the latest battle construction giant Thiess Degremont has announced that they will sack 160 electricians – all members of the Electrical Trades Union (ETU). On top of the sackings […]

Where is Australia heading?

Support for the Gillard Labor Government hit an all-time low in July. A Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper showed support for Labor at a mere 27%. On a two-party preferred basis the Coalition was polling at 58% with Labor at 42%. Clearly Gillard is having trouble selling the carbon tax to ordinary people. While […]