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Women’s wages and the 2019-20 Annual Wage Review

Women’s wages and the 2019-20 Annual Wage Review

Introduction International Women’s Day (IWD) is now just a week away. A few days later, March 13th, is the deadline day for submissions to the Annual Wage Review (AWR) run by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). So, in this blog I review what is happening with wage suppression in Australia and focus on what the…

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An Australian democratic just transition is possible, and urgently necessary

An Australian democratic just transition is possible, and urgently necessary

It takes a few paragraphs of blather (you might disagree) before you get to this: “On Wednesday, Peter Dutton told ABC’s Afternoon Briefing that “obviously, as we’ve all pointed out, we’re experiencing hotter weather, longer summers, but did the bushfires start in some of these regions because of climate change? No. It started because somebody…

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Extreme bush fire smoke: workers’ rights and stand down pay

Extreme bush fire smoke: workers’ rights and stand down pay

Introduction: Australia’s extreme and unprecedented bush fires must change everything Australia’s bush fire season again started well before normal because of desiccated soil and foliage, brought on by the warming of the atmosphere because too much greenhouse gas has been pumped into it, and reinforced by long term failure of LNP governments in particular and…

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