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How do we dislike thee? Let us count the ways

December 22, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

From polls, to punters, to political cartoonists and purveyors of fine condiments.......Ipsos Australia reporting on its Fairfax poll, 8 December 2014:The national poll of 1,401 respondents, interviewed from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 December 2014, shows Labor with 52% of the two-party preferred vote (up 1 since November), ahead of the Coalition on 48% (down 1 since November), based on 2013 election preferences.

The War On Workers: and so it begins again.....

December 21, 2014 - 06:22 -- Admin

The second front forms in the ongoing Liberal-Nationals ideological war against ordinary workers and their families.I, Joseph Benedict Hockey, Treasurer, pursuant to Parts 2 and 3 of the Productivity Commission Act 1998, hereby request that the Productivity Commission undertake an inquiry into the workplace relations framework…..The Productivity Commission will assess the performance of the workplace relations framework, including the Fair Work Act 2009, focussing on key social and e

Something to think about as many of us frolic by the sea over the holidays

December 21, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Something to think about from the NSW Dept. of Environment, Climate Change and Water as many of us in New South Wales frolic by the sea over the holidays:The NSW Government has adopted a Sea Level Rise Policy Statement (NSW Government 2009) to support consistent adaptation to projected sea level rise impacts.

The $61 million plus royal commission into trade unions fails to get the only scalp Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was after

December 20, 2014 - 00:18 -- Admin Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC handed his Interim Report to the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House in Canberra on Monday 15 December 2014.The Interim Report was tabled in Parliament on 19 December 2014.Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption Interim

Quote of the Month

December 20, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The infamous culture wars sank to a sorry new low last night. At the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, handed out in Melbourne, the prize for history went to a right-wing rant against Australian trade unions, an ideological tract that includes errors, hearsay, exaggeration and in some cases, sheer fiction and fantasy. History it is not.