Tag: Labor

Only Labor can implement the much-needed change we need – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Sometimes wisdom jumps a generation. Well, we can always hope. ( John Lord )

Source: Only Labor can implement the much-needed change we need – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- Peter Foster is innocent when compared with Murdoch selling false products. You pay for News and get this.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 27/4/22 :What Murdoch & Peter Foster have in Common; The LNP has been taken over by a Religious Cult; Morrison “feels optimistic”; Redlines; Labor is running the country; The “unblessed”; China Outtricks ScaMo;

Labor needs to get better at answering questions – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I sure hope Labor get this right because the country, and in fact the world, cannot afford another three years of Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce – a more short-sighted self-serving pair would be hard to find.

Source: Labor needs to get better at answering questions – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia Has Rolled Workers’ Rights Back to the 1800s

The Australian High Court has just ruled that, if an employment contract says you are a casual worker, then you must be a casual worker — even if you work regular, ongoing hours. The decision is a massive blow to workers’ rights.

Source: Australia Has Rolled Workers’ Rights Back to the 1800s

Are we being served? Restaurateurs swamped by labour rout in wake of bruising lockdowns – Michael West Media

The world of work has changed dramatically in the past two years of pandemic. Emergency measures have sent businesses to the wall and left others unable to fill staff gaps. We have learnt overdue lessons on the value of the people who conduct the many backbreaking and thankless tasks in hospitality and tourism. But control of the commanding heights of the labour market remains with the big end of town, writes Michael Sainsbury.

Source: Are we being served? Restaurateurs swamped by labour rout in wake of bruising lockdowns – Michael West Media

This might help Labor win the ‘must win’ election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The left of politics is concerned with people who cannot help themselves. The right is concerned with those who can. (John Lord )

Source: This might help Labor win the ‘must win’ election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tony Abbott’s NBN plan may have been a better option

Suicide is painless

With all of that in mind, if we at the time would have followed Tony Abbott’s advice to kill the NBN altogether, would that have been better? Was Malcolm Turnbull’s alternative of stripping down the fibre to the home (FttH) plan to the Multi Technology Mix (MTM), with hindsight, indeed the better option?

And the NBN is not the only casualty of this level of politicking. The energy policy, climate change policy, electric vehicle policy — all have been delayed by the Coalition Government for a decade. They are now finally followed by one backflip after the other.

Obviously, this also reflects the voters who preferred a conservative government that would not come up with those “scary” progressive policies. We no longer are trying to reach each other at the middle ground. When I (and others) between 2007 and 2012 tried to build broadband bridges between the Labor Government and, at that time, the Coalition Opposition, there was absolutely no interest from the Liberal Party to do this — not on broadband, not on smart energy, not on e-health and so on.

Now, 10-15 years later, all these policies are suddenly being accepted by the Coalition. What a waste of time having delayed progress on these issues for so long.

Source: Tony Abbott’s NBN plan may have been a better option

Australian Agricultural Bosses Can’t Find Workers. Maybe They Should Try Paying More.

Agricultural bosses and their allies are accusing Australians of being work-shy as they face a post-pandemic labor shortage. But it’s low wages and abusive working conditions that make it hard for them to find workers. The solution is obvious: decent pay for decent work.

Source: Australian Agricultural Bosses Can’t Find Workers. Maybe They Should Try Paying More.

Old Dog Thoughts- The PS is the biggest union; So easy to see the Captain’s Call; Gig Economy = Depression Labor not Freedom you idiot;

Coalition persists with 'dead, buried and exhumed' union-busting billIllustration: Andrew Dyson

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 11/12/19; Articles of impeachment have been laid; Union busting Lazarus Bill is back; So is a a Captains Call; LNP Depression Economy has a new and twisted narrative;

Old Dog Thoughts- Homeland Australia and the lowest morale in the country under Peter Dutton;

Protesters rally in Melbourne.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 2/9/19; Dutton’s cruelty is representative of the LNP’s extreme-right -wing; Deportation,Au Pairs, Medevac, Homeland Depression, The worst Minister for 6 years; Bolt throws Dutton a smokescreen; Hong Kong and US fingerprints;

WA credit rating boost to AA1 sees Labor laughing all the way to the bank, and the next election – Analysis; Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mark McGowan and Ben Wyatt smile while holding the 2018 budget, in front of the Australian flag.

Labor does what the LNP can’t in 6 years of trying. Australia had the World’s best Treasurer until the LNP came along.(ODT)

via WA credit rating boost to AA1 sees Labor laughing all the way to the bank, and the next election – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Victorian Labor promises biggest transport building program in Australia

Victoria will undergo “the biggest public transport building program in Australian history” if the state Labor government is re-elected, Premier Daniel Andrews will promise in a speech marking 100 days until the November state poll.

In notes seen by The Age, the Premier will also take aim at the privatisation of Victoria’s energy market and the companies reaping massive profits.

“We were promised that a privatised electricity market would lower prices,” he will say in his address to the Committee for Economic Development. “Wrong. Privatisation has not worked.”

via Victorian Labor promises biggest transport building program in Australia

UK Labour’s Corbyn Refutes Netanyahu’s Smears, Calls out Policy of Shooting Gaza Kids

“The nation-state law sponsored by @Netanyahu’s government discriminates against Israel’s Palestinian minority. I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv,” Corbyn sai

via UK Labour’s Corbyn Refutes Netanyahu’s Smears, Calls out Policy of Shooting Gaza Kids

Labour Israel lobbyist deletes anti-Semitic “conspiracy” claims | The Electronic Intifada

IT TAKES ALMOST 2 YEARS TO DEFEAT A LIAR WHO THEN SIMPLY WALKS AWAY IN SILENCE. A TYPICAL AND DAILY TACTIC BY ANDREW BOLT A MURDOCH MAN DO

The former Israel lobbyist and high-profile Labour lawmaker Ruth Smeeth has deleted a statement from her website which alleged anti-Semitism in Labour.

In one of the most high profile instances of the supposed “anti-Semitism crisis” in the UK’s main opposition party, Smeeth in June 2016 claimed she had been “attacked by a Momentum activist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter who used traditional anti-Semitic slurs to attack me for being part of a ‘media conspiracy.’”

Activist Marc Wadsworth had in fact neither said nor implied anything about Jews. Neither did he use the word “conspiracy.”

Smeeth did not reply to a request for comment. You can read the deleted statement in full below.

via Labour Israel lobbyist deletes anti-Semitic “conspiracy” claims | The Electronic Intifada

‘Come at me you parasites’: a real live intern reacts to Path program | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Ian the Climate Denialist Potato has invited Bethany the intern to speak to his new coffee shop franchisees. But does he know she’s in the union?

Source: ‘Come at me you parasites’: a real live intern reacts to Path program | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Trump Just Told the Fight for $15 to Go Screw Itself | The Nation

Donald Trump’s campaign often attempted to recall bygone American eras, and with his selection of Andrew Puzder, Trump is reaching all the way back to the late 19th century—the time of the robber barons.

Source: Trump Just Told the Fight for $15 to Go Screw Itself | The Nation