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High Court judgement makes the right to strike one of the most restrictive and oppressive in the world

High Court judgement makes the right to strike one of the most restrictive and oppressive in the world Thursday 7 December, 2017 Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus The judgement handed down by the High Court yesterday on a case between petroleum and gas giant ESSO and the Australian Workers Union has made Australia’s industrial…

The ABS data show wages shrank by 0.5 per cent in the December quarter, seasonally adjusted. File photo: Giulio Saggin/ABC News

Company profits surge as wages fall

Company profits surge as wages fall Michael Janda, www.abc.net.au, 27 February 2017 Official data show wages going backwards while company profits surged at the end of last year, with mining and construction leading the trend. Bureau of Statistics business indicators data for the December quarter show a massive 20.1 per cent surge in profits over…

South Australia Government drops charges against Royal Adelaide Hospital builder over 2014 death of worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo

South Australia Government drops charges against Royal Adelaide Hospital builder over 2014 death of worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo Renato Castello, The Advertiser, February 10, 2017 http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/state-government-drops-charges-over-2014-death-of-royal-adelaide-hospital-worker-jorge-castilloriffo/news-story/5d238faa68b713799a37844f4635437e THE devastated partner of a worker killed on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site has taken aim at the State Government for dropping charges against its builder just three days…

How Christmas prawns explain Australia’s power blackouts

How Christmas prawns explain Australia’s power blackouts Richard Denniss http://www.smh.com.au/comment/how-christmas-prawns-explain-australias-power-blackouts-20170210-gua9eh.html Just as the Howard government once claimed incorrectly that refugees were throwing their children into the water, the Turnbull government is deliberately misleading the public about the cause of blackouts and energy shortages around the country. Blaming renewable energy for causing the storms and heatwaves…