Tag: Protection

Treasurer urges protection of mining industry on road to net zero

LNP’s Mining Welfare scheme rolls on. His announcement is as genuine as the Phillip Morris announcement to “Unsmoke the Planet” with an investment in new technologies.

“Australia has a lot at stake,” he will say. “We cannot run the risk that markets falsely assume we are not transitioning in line with the rest of the world.” He argues the government is making progress on meeting emissions reduction targets and investing in new technologies.

Source: Treasurer urges protection of mining industry on road to net zero

Union membership dips again but members earn much more

Change The Rules rally, organised by the ACTU. Pictured today in Sydney’s CBD and in conjunction with rally’s across Australia. Photographed Tuesday 23rd October 2018. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 181023

Union membership has hit record lows as fewer young people join up despite the labour movement’s high-profile co-operation with government to help keep workers employed during the coronavirus pandemic. Only 14.3 per cent of the Australian workforce, or 1.5 million people, were part of a union in August, down from 14.6 per cent last time the Australian Bureau of Statistics ran the numbers in 2018.

Union membership dips again but members earn much more

EU advisors advocate use of military to protect the rich from the poor – 4bitNEWS

Experts at a European Union think-tank are demanding that the EU prepare to put down strikes and protests with military force. Due to the deepening social inequality in a globalised economy and growing military conflicts within the EU’s borders, such outbursts will inevitably increase. [CLICK]In the study by the European Union Institute for Security Studies, the authors bluntly state that in the face of these developments, the army will have to be used increasingly for policing duties to protect the rich from the anger of the poor.The book appeared a year after the near-collapse of the global financial system in 2008, entitled “Perspectives for European Defence 2020.” It makes clear that academics and politicians are very aware of the revolutionary implications of the crisis. They are working through scenarios that would allow the opposition of the vast majority of the population to social attacks to be suppressed.Under article 222 of the Lisbon treaty, a legal basis has been created for the deployment of military and paramilitary units within EU states in times of crisis such as mass protests as seen in Greece. [CLICK]

Source: EU advisors advocate use of military to protect the rich from the poor – 4bitNEWS