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The “logic” of Morrison’s LNP new old-fashioned attack on workers’ rights

The “logic” of Morrison’s LNP new old-fashioned attack on workers’ rights

It should come as no surprise to anyone that a new LNP government would go after workers and union rights after winning an election. There has not been an LNP government that has not done that or regulatory bodies that have not fallen into line. It’s in their DNA and in a perverse sense there…

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A delicate moment | Michael Roberts Blog … this is actually a big deal for the Australian election and its aftermath

A delicate moment | Michael Roberts Blog … this is actually a big deal for the Australian election and its aftermath

IMF chief economist, Gita Gopinath reckoned the global economy had entered “a delicate moment”. She offered a decisive insight: “If the downside risks do not materialize and the policy support put in place is effective, global growth should rebound. If, however, any of the major risks materialize, then the expected recoveries in stressed economies, export-dependent…

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Fine Dining and Class Warfare … Australian Style

Fine Dining and Class Warfare … Australian Style

Sticking up for Big Hungry Profiteering Over the past few days various media reports have highlighted the delicious connections between fine dining, wage theft and class warfare. Starting in reverse order, we had the Financial Review reporting former BHP Chairman Don Argus railing against the ‘silly’ class war being waged by the ALP. Putting aside…

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