Pre-Traumatic Stress

Laws that are planned to be passed within the next four weeks are very far reaching in their consequences. They are also very detailed, but the Senate is being denied the chance to adequately scrutinise them (as well as other important, but less monumental matters). There are three very big issues – massive workplace relations…

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Workplace Relations – even more of your money to be spent selling you stuff that’s bad for you

I’ve complained before about the Government’s theft of up to $20 million of public money to pay for advertising of their workplace relations policies. Today there is news that “taxpayers may be slugged up to $100 million for an advertising blitz to sell them the Howard Government’s dramatic rewrite of industrial relations laws.” If there’s…

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Industrial Relations – the Last Great Divide

Today sees the Government formally take control of the Senate. Today and yesterday have also seen hundreds of thousands of people protesting at the federal government’s proposals to drastically amend Australia’s workplace relations laws – proposals that would have no chance of succeeding were it not for the occurrence of the first thing I mentioned….

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