Issue #2087

The Guardian • Issue #2087 • February 19, 2024

Food delivery bikers. Most gig workers must pay their own insurance and cover their own sick leave, annual leave, and superannuation. Issue #2087

Rules for exploitation

Labor’s second tranche of the Closing Loopholes Bill laying down the rules for exploitation, was finally passed on 12 February following Labor’s acceptance of the...

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Issue #2087


Are you feeling gouged, like prices are higher than they need to be? You should be – it’s been going on for a while. Thanks...

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Issue #2087

‘Share power’ governments on Closing the Gap

The Productivity Commission has found governments have largely not fulfilled their commitments under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and has made four recommendations...

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Attendants sitting on grass at Palestine rally, Sunshine coast. Issue #2087

Sunshine Coast Palestine rally weekend report

Comrades and supporters of the CPA Sunshine Coast Branch on Sunday attended a march and a speech presentation for the people of Gaza on Sunday...

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Protest at HTA building. Issue #2087

Community picket outside Heat Treat Australia in Victoria

On Friday 9 February 150-200 protesters picketed Heat Treat Australia’s (HTA) factory in Campbellfield, Victoria. This factory processes parts for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II...

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Coles in Chadstone Shopping Centre. Issue #2087

How do I gouge thee?

After Alan Fels’ inquiry for the ACTU, and with an impending Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the supermarket sector, the Guardian presents...

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Woman working from home - family breakfast time. Issue #2087

Right to disconnect

There has been a surge in the number of employers contacting workers out of hours, in particular since many have worked from home during COVID...

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Dingo has received a letter from Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action, [covered in Guardian #2086 on 5 February 2024 in ‘Black Saturday survivors call for...

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Kobble Creek State School, Queensland, 1914. Issue #2087

Teachers, principals and parents unite in funding push

Teachers, parents and principals have united in a joint appeal to the Prime Minister to plug a $1.9 billion funding gap and give NSW public...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2087


Israeli crimes in Gaza are bringing some unpleasant new words into our vocabularies. Two are “unchilding” and “domicide.” The victimisation by Israel of Palestinian children...

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NZ soldiers in creek playing war games. Issue #2087

Australia and New Zealand’s ‘seamless’ march to militarisation

The latest step in the militarisation of the Indo-Pacific has been taken. The inaugural ANZMIN ‘2+2’ joint meeting of Australian and New Zealand foreign and...

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Chinese dances during a culture festival. Issue #2087

How to deal with leftist dogmatism: Liberate Thought

Lessons can always be learnt from other Communist Parties, especially those that have long experience of political and economic power. The lesson here comes from...

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The Great Omari Mosque before its destruction. Issue #2087

Cultural genocide in Gaza

Gaza’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry estimates that as many as 104 mosques have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the Israeli assault. Isber...

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Global briefs Issue #2087


RUSSIA: Central Election Commission has announced the four candidates who will be contesting the position of the President of Russia in the March presidential elections....

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Quill and ink . Issue #2087


Dear Comrade Editor, I am covered by a couple of unions in my role as an adult teacher of English language and literacy. I love...

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Steamboat Mickey Mouse. Issue #2087

Mickey Mouse – Public Domain

Steamboat Willie, the movie that first introduced Mickey Mouse to the world, is now in the Public Domain and can be used by anyone. An...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2087


Brave As if ‘let’s have the conversation’ wasn’t annoying enough, Goldstein MP Zoe Daniels wants the government to be ‘brave’ about changing the tax system....

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Sunshine Coast rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2087

Palestine: Albanese’s blood-soaked hands

The death toll is close to 30,000 with thousands more missing under the bombed rubble – mostly women and children. The relentless Israeli bombardment and...

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Hage Geingob Issue #2087

President and anti-apartheid fighter dies

Hage Geingob, the president of Namibia, has died while receiving medical treatment at a local hospital, his office has announced. The Namibian presidency said in...

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A 3D render of the Sopho street apartment project, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Issue #2087

Kim Jong Un policy speech

This 15 January, Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic...

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