A few dollars to seniors and a little easing of childcare costs — these were the miserable bribes tossed around by the Howard Government in its pre-election budget. A compliant… Read more »
The Victorian government must end the dangerous farce of privatised public transport!
Poorly maintained signals led to this derailment on 3 May 2007. No one was injured — this time. Melbourne’s most modern trains are a safety hazard. They should not be… Read more »
Work Choices can be defeated!
Australian workers have some decisions of their own to make about the Howard Government’s WorkChoices legislation, currently transforming the industrial landscape. In New Zealand (NZ), workers were attacked with very… Read more »
Maximus: Maximising Profits at the Expense of the Poor
The Federal Government wants out of the “welfare business.” John Howard thinks that “the family” is the best provider of welfare. He would love to dump the entire responsibility for… Read more »
“Money Now Goes Into the Pockets of Big Business”: A Welfare Warrior Speaks Out
Pat Gowens is an activist with the Milwaukee-based welfare rights organisation, Welfare Warriors. Alison Thorne spoke to Pat about the impact of Welfare Reform and resistance mounted by Welfare Warriors…. Read more »
Derailed! Victorian Transport Privatisation Fiasco
I’ve never been a “creditor” before. But on December 30, along with all other train and tram employees of National Express Group (NE), I received notice of a creditors’ meeting… Read more »
Public Liability Crisis: Insurance for profit is a fraud on society
Rural doctors afraid to practise, private midwives barred from delivering babies, tourist operators forced out of business, houses standing half built, sport and not-for-profit activities suspended as insurance premiums increase… Read more »
Philip Smith: “The economy is at the basis of discrimination.”
“I am unsure of how I developed my hearing disability. It was gradual. I am diagnosed as having a nerve deafness caused by bronchitis. I left school in Form 5,… Read more »
Quebec City: a first-hand account
In April, I was one of thousands of people who flocked to Quebec City to march against the Summit of the Americas, the first meeting of the Free Trade Area… Read more »
The “shocking truth” about corporate welfare dependency!
Australian corporate welfare — free handouts to business — is a tale of commercial intrigue, political hypocrisy, back room deals, kickbacks and official cover-ups. The Greens have recently lifted the… Read more »