Jim McIlroy

As if to dispel any doubts that her privatisation spree was ending, Jim McIlroy writes that the NSW Premier has moved to reassure private corporations that it is not.

The PM's sacking of Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has refocused attention on his efforts to privatise the public entity, writes Jim McIlroy.

A federal committee looking into insecure work has received submissions from a range of workers' organisations as well as the big gig corporations. Jim McIlroy and Markela Panegyres report. 

A parliamentary inquiry reveals the Berejiklian government's community grants scheme was a corrupt attempt to win political support, reports Jim McIlroy.

The end of the JobKeeper program means that up to 500,000 jobs are at risk. Jim McIlroy argues that plenty of secure jobs could be created if there was a mass campaign to redirect public funds to expand the public sector.

The Aviation Tourism package comes with no obligations to protect jobs. Jim McIlroy argues it is another handout to big business.

Environment groups slammed the NSW government’s new koala habitat policy that will remove protections for the vulnerable species, reports Jim McIlroy.

Overwhelmed nurses, carers, elderly residents and their families have exposed that a root cause of so much of the neglect in private centres is understaffing. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Transport Workers Union is calling on the federal government to regulate the gig economy, after a British court ruling that Uber drivers should be considered workers not contractors, reports Jim McIlroy. 

Jim McIlroy reports on a climate rally demanding justice for First Nations' peoples.

Having locked out workers at its Smeaton Grange warehouse since November, Coles has just announced this measure will be extended indefinitely, reports Jim McIlroy.

As the debate over the efficacy and availability of various privately marketed anti-COVID vaccines intensifies here and internationally, the time to re-establish our own critical public medical institution is right now, argues Jim McIlroy.

Jim McIlroy and Laurie MacSween review a new documentary on Australia's frontline environmental activists.

A parliamentary inquiry into the New South Wales government’s council grants scandal will be expanded to scrutinise new allegations of pork barrelling connected to  bushfire relief funding, reports Jim McIllroy.

Alex Bainbridge reports the Stop Adani movement expressed solidarity with Indian farmers at a spirited protest outside Adani headquarters.

Under immense pressure from a greedy employer, 350 workers have returned to work after being locked out of the Coles Smeaton Grange warehouse in Western Sydney for 12 weeks. Jim McIlroy reports.

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