International Unemployment Day
Like all countries dependent on the export trade, Australia’s experience of the Great Depression was particularly severe. By 1932, the national rate of unemployment had...
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has welcomed the passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting worker entitlements) Bill 2023. The Bill, which was...
It is timely to revisit the cause of the conflict in Ukraine. The issue behind the strife in Ukraine is the fact that the presence...
Employer scare campaign
A coalition of eight major business groups including the Master Builders Association, National Farmers’ Federation, Business Council of Australia, Council of Small Business Organisations, and...
The facts about wage rises and inflation
There has been no shortage of news headlines, big business and government warnings that a wages breakout will cause inflation: “Teachers’ rise a risk to...
Crying over pennies
While the Closing Loopholes Bill is not perfect, it would go some way to making sure that workers doing the same job would be paid...
The coming storm
In an important win for union members, the High Court of Australia last week ruled that Qantas’ sacking of 1700 ground and baggage workers was...
Labour hire = Super exploitation
Labour hire has become a business model where workers are paid less and denied rights that other workers have. The Albanese government plans to address...
Restore real wages
The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to award a 5.75 per cent wage rise for those on minimum award wage rates was higher than expected...