Issue #2057

The Guardian • Issue #2057 • June 19, 2023

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) held a rally in 2018 to demand making nursing ratios law. Issue #2057

NOT FOR PROFIT!

The aged care system is in crisis. Successive governments have seen old people as a “problem” that costs ever-increasing amounts of money. Once someone is...

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Interest rate burden on workers

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is navigating a “narrow path” which Government Philip Lowe says is “likely to be a bumpy one.” Bumpy it...

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CPA supports a Issue #2057

Unions for YES workshops coming soon

The Communist Party of Australia supports and is campaigning for a YES vote in the coming referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. As the...

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Julian Assange “close to extradition”

Julian Assange has lost his latest legal appeal against being extradited from the UK to the US. This means that there is now only one...

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youth behind fence Issue #2057

WA: Hopes for change on youth justice

WA’s Inspector of Custodial Services Eamon Ryan has released a damning report on conditions inside Banksia Hill Youth Detention Centre. Ryan prepared the report after...

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Maritime Union of Australia launches Voice to Parliament film

The documentary film COME WALK WITH US premiered on 7th June, introduced by executive producer Thomas Mayo. Mayo is a former wharfie, an author, a...

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Existing on $13 a day

Young renters on youth allowance sharing a typical two bedroom flat have only $13 a day to cover food, transport, medicine, utilities, and other costs,...

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A win for workers and union advocacy

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has welcomed a suite of major changes to the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme which should provide much-needed protections...

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Union action reveals $2.6 million in underpayments

“Trade unions are … critical for workers under capitalism” (CPA Political Resolution, 2022) Industrial action by Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) members at Taronga Western Plains...

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Legal Gavel & Open Law Book Issue #2057

Folbigg case highlights need for case review commission

Australia needs an independent body with powers to investigate claims of wrongful conviction, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). “An independent dedicated body, like those...

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NSW Nurses and Midwives back the Voice

As Australia is being asked to consider a Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’...

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DINGO

A major survey conducted by McKell, the Transport Workers Union and TEACHO sheds light on the harsh reality faced by food delivery, rideshare, and AmazonFlex...

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Philip Lowe. Issue #2057

RBA: technically Insolvent, morally bankrupt

According to its website, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) determines the policy of the Central Bank and undertakes the actions necessary to ensure that...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2057

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Russia and Belarus have signed a deal to deploy Russian tactical nuclear missiles in Belarus. “In the context of an extremely sharp escalation...

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Global briefs Issue #2057

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NORWAY: A new report commissioned by the Norwegian police into a deadly shooting during Oslo’s annual LGBT Pride festival last year blasted Norway’s domestic security...

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Lech Wałęsa, June 2014. Issue #2057

Half million march against Poland’s far-right PiS

On 5th June half a million people waving Polish and European Union flags marched through central Warsaw. It was the largest political rally in Poland...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2057

WEASEL WORDS

Certainty Like many other weasel words, certainty is used to ask for things it would be impolite to ask for directly. The gas industry are...

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NATO’s air policing mission over Poland, March 2023. Issue #2057

US-NATO air war provocation

Germany has invited the US and its other NATO allies to start the biggest war provocation in history in its airspace this week. The simulated...

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