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Unions to look at radical options to arrest declining membership

The push for an internal revolution comes as unions weather renewed political pressure from the Turnbull government which may yet seek to justify an …

'Yes and yes': Australian Capital Territory signals it will accept asylum seekers awaiting removal to Nauru

A second Australian jurisdiction is set to offer to resettle a group of asylum seekers, including 37 babies, awaiting removal to Nauru, as Malcolm Turnbull resists growing calls by state premiers, doctors, church leaders and activists to allow the 267 to stay.<p>The chief minister of the Australian …

Northern Territory intervention 'fails on human rights' and closing the gap

No substantial reform has been delivered in any target area of the Close the Gap goals and intervention itself scores only four out of 10 for human rights, the Castan Centre says<p>The Northern Territory intervention has failed to deliver substantial reform in any of the areas covered by the Close the …

'Real Australians' are a myth and 'saying welcome' to refugees is not enough | Alana Lentin and Omar Bensaidi

It’s a fantasy to believe a majority of refugee-supporting non-racist ‘Real Australians’ are under threat from Muslim and white nationalist extremists<p>The March for Dignity saw 20,000 people march from Barbès to Bastille in Paris last Saturday, against “out of control daily humiliations, suspicion, …

CFMEU fined $55,000 for threatening 'war' with John Holland building group

On August 22, Mr Myles and several others wearing CFMEU badges arrived at the site entrance and organised a pre-work meeting with workers of …

Personal Organizing

Nuclear power option should not closed: federal government

The federal government is keeping open the possibility of adopting nuclear energy to fulfil Australia's baseload electricity needs while asserting …

Scientists study arms of dead men, suggest hands evolved so males could fistfight over females - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Biologists have used the arms of dead men to punch and slap padded dumbbells in a macabre experiment supporting a hotly debated theory that our hands …

Gareth Liddiard of the Drones: 'It’s time leftwingers grew some balls'

The singer-songwriter rallies the Australian left, describes Andrew Bolt as ‘cleverer than he looks’ and says increased immigration will heal the country<p>Many musicians struggle to articulate what their music is about. Then there’s Gareth Liddiard. On the phone from Nagambie, Victoria, the Drones …

Why is no one questioning the TURC narrative? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

<b>While the Trade Union Royal Commission has raised legitimate concerns about union governance, it's extraordinary how weak some of the evidence is and</b> …

Being non-binary: I’m not A Girl Called Jack any more, but I’m not a boy either

The food writer Jack Monroe on coming out as transgender, and why they are one of an increasing number of people living outside the categories of …

Labor and Coalition reach agreement on China-Australia free trade deal

The Coalition and Labor have reached a deal to pass legislation for the China-Australia free trade agreement (Chafta), ending an intense political dispute in Canberra and clearing the way for tariff cuts before the end of the year.<p>The breakthrough follows the government’s offer to amend migration …

Being Poor Is Too Expensive

Some think that being poor is simple. You don’t have enough money to buy a lot of stuff, so you’re forced to buy less stuff. But that’s not really …

The ABCC Of The CFMEU-MUA Union Merger – WRITTEN BY THOM MITCHELL ( NEW MATILDA)

<b>Two of the most aggressive unions are considering uniting as the Turnbull government pushes on with Abbott’s anti-union measures, writes Thom</b> …

Offshore detention bill hits $280m for three months, Senate hearing told

As of October 15, there were 92 child asylum seekers and 87 child refugees at Nauru.<p>Mr Pezzullo and Mr Quaedvlieg told the hearing they took …

No, it's not you: why 'wellness' isn't the answer to overwork

Many of the people who visit me in my therapy practice spend time talking about work. How much work there is, how they never seem to be able to get …

Work Stress

Your brunch will not get cheaper if penalty rates are quashed

New research from the University of South Australia suggests that people who work late at night, early in the morning and on weekends are worse off …

A Progressive or a Radical?

Immediately after the Democratic presidential debate last night, Van Jones offered two astute observations: “class won,” as did Black Lives Matter. …

Michaelia Cash, Minister For Employment: 'Why Quibble Over 170,000 jobs?'

Senator Michaelia Cash is cashing in on Labor’s hatred of jobs and the Chinese, and loving jobs as she gets used to her new job as minister for jobs. …

Pass all the laws you like, but domestic violence victims need shelters

<b>The NSW Government's new domestic violence package is very welcome, but the fact remains that we need more safe spaces for victims to go, otherwise</b> …

Anti-terror laws: Control order plan takes us closer to a police state

<b>That we are now happily contemplating expanding our (flawed) control order laws and locking up 14-year-olds on suspicion (not proof) of what they may</b> …

25 days: That's how long it's taken Bill Shorten and Labor to flick the switch to class warfare

He has a nice house or two. A not-insignificant investment portfolio partly based in a Cayman Island tax haven (which, to be fair, a few Australians …

What do the industries slated for penalty rate cuts have in common? Women

The Turnbull government and its new industrial relations minister Michaelia Cash need look no further than Western Australia to examine what happens when workers lose penalty rates. The Turnbull government believes the abolition of penalty rates will create more jobs. The prime minister believes we …

Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Lauryn Hill, and More Stand in Solidarity with Palestine

Alice Walker<p>In a newly released video titled "When I See Them I See Us," over 60 leading Black and Palestinian artists and activists affirm …

Vic Labor hit by mega branch-stack scam

Many of the members involved appear to be of Lebanese background and linked to northern suburban powerbroker David Asmar, the husband of Diana Asmar, …

Did 'ending' detention on Nauru also end the constitutional challenge to offshore processing?

The Nauruan government announced earlier this week that it will remove the remaining restrictions on the liberty of the asylum seekers detained …

Turnbull's overhaul has Labor on the back foot

<b>Malcolm Turnbull is not only changing the rhetoric coming from the Government, but has began dismantling the internal administrative carnage started</b> …

New academic report shows China Free Trade Agreement risks local jobs, wages and conditions

<b>A report released yesterday by Dr Joanna Howe of the University of Adelaide Law School, an expert in temporary labour migration, has vindicated the</b> …

Scott Morrison encourages states to let private sector run schools and hospitals

The finance minister, Mathias Cormann, says the idea would include providers competing with each other to deliver better health services<p>State governments are being encouraged to open up the delivery of health and education services to the private sector.<p>Related: Turnbull to meet business and union …

Scott Morrison

Coles employee takes legal action over deal that 'leaves workers worse off'

A Coles supermarket worker has taken legal action to stop an employment agreement between the supermarket giant and the union representing retail …