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As AWU Secretary, Bill Shorten negotiated a pay deal which cut the pay of casual cleaners from $28-$29 an hour to a meagre $18.
by John Slater - 1/07/2016 - 6 comments
This concern for the injustices and abuses meted out to the Palestinian women, men and children draws on well-established international consensus.
by Jessica Morrison - 1/07/2016 - 5 comments
The comparisons between Bill Shorten and Bob Hawke, as union leaders who have become party leaders, are inevitable. But the similarities seem to end there.
by Tim O'Hare - 1/07/2016 - 5 comments
Commentators are reporting a distinct lack of enthusiasm for this weekend's federal election. Such a public mood is appropriate, and cynicism is well deserved on this occasion.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 1/07/2016 - 5 comments
The modelling I present here focuses on electricity generation. It disproves two myths –that renewable electricity is not workable without baseload fossil fuelled power and that in any case it is too expensive.
by Ben Rose - 30/06/2016 - 21 comments
Rather than performing its traditional critical function of helping us understand, face and deal creatively and constructively with reality, the prevailing dominant culture actively undermines our capacity to do so.
by Scott MacInnes - 30/06/2016 - 5 comments
A cut in the company tax rate will lead to a rise in after tax corporate earnings. A cut in the corporate tax rate will then lead to a rise in GDP.
by Michael Knox - 29/06/2016 - 4 comments
When the Coalition included the fund in the 2014 budget, it was hailed by the health and medical research sector as a watershed announcement.
by Nadia Levin - 29/06/2016 - 1 comment
But if this is the best argument the coalition has to be returned then their focus groups are telling them what ours is: this is an election almost without alternatives.
by Graham Young - 28/06/2016 - 15 comments
But our sense of compassion, of extending a “helping hand”, comes to a shuddering halt when we are forced to assist those who don’t need help but are receiving aid merely because someone wants their vote.
by David Leyonhjelm - 28/06/2016 - 3 comments
This political deadlock will be profound, significant and long term, causing a long awaited upheaval in the structure of political parties.
by Everald Compton - 20/06/2016 - 13 comments
Even after the information had been passed on to senior bureaucrats, the false claim of elevated levels of fat-soluble pesticides in dugongs was repeated in their influential briefing papers and reports.
by Jennifer Marohasy - 14/06/2016 - 23 comments


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