Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Victory for SA Teachers and Schools...

The Rann Labor Government today announced that it would scrap the proposed Work Cover levy of one per cent which was to be imposed on all preschools and primary schools in South Australia. The levy would have drained the combined budgets of our state schools of around $17 million in funds.

The AEU has proven, even in this extremely difficult industrial relations climate, that collective action involving the wider community can make an impact on government policy. The State Committee of the CPA extends it's congratulations on your victory in this hard fought campaign. Click here to visit the AEU's website where you can read more about this and other campaigns.

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In this week's edition we discuss the situation in remote Aboriginal communities and the reactionary response from the Howard government. We also talk about the relationship between the ALP and the trade union movement and we pay tribute to Cuban revolutionary Vilma Espin Guillois.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Guardian Podcast #7

In this week's Guardian Podcast we speak with South Australian Correspondent Bob Briton about the United States and Australia's complicity in the torturing of war prisoners under the US policy of 'extraordinary rendition'. Bob also gives us some background on the way the Australian government spends it's foreign aid in the Asia-Pacific region. Download or stream the podcast from our box widget on the right or you can subscribe via your preferred podcatcher by visiting our multimedia page.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Premier’s double game on mill

The Tasmanian Greens last week accused the Premier Paul Lennon of playing a double game over the withdrawal of Gunns from the Resource Planning and Development Commission (RPDC) and the legislation of the alternative fast track approvals process. It has been confirmed that Gunns were told the Thursday before they pulled out that the information they had given the RPDC was deficient, constituting a critical non-compliance, and meaning that assessment could not proceed unless they presented further research. Click here to read more.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007


In this week's episode of the Guardian Podcast we preview articles on the ALP's backdown on the total scrapping of the 'Work Choices' legislation, the current investigations into the deaths of the five journalists known as the Balibo Five, who were murdered in East Timor in 1975 and we briefly discuss the controversy surrounding the shutting down of anti-Chavez TV station RCTV in Venezuela. You can listen to or download the podcast to the right of this post or subscribe to our feed via our podcast page.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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