Category: Labour history

Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century

Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century

White Australia was born as a penal colony. And throughout its history since there have been plenty of laws that fine, impose financial damages and lock up both the original inhabitants of the land and the working people of all nations who came here to make a living. Those laws swing into play whenever landowners…

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Tom Uren – outstanding Labor stalwart, a great man of the people

Tom Uren – outstanding Labor stalwart, a great man of the people

One of my Adelaide friends, Andy Alcock has written a fine in memoriam for the late Tom Uren. He has given me permission to post it here: VALE: TOM UREN – A COURAGEOUS POLITICIAN & A CHAMPION FOR JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS Tom Uren was one of the greatest politicians Australia ever had. I first…

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