The huge size of the Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on June 6 took everyone by surprise, reports Pip Hinman.
A gas moratorium bill was passed in the NSW Legislative Council on June 3 with only the Liberals, Nationals and the Pauline Hanson's One Nation party opposed, reports Pip Hinman.
The world premiere of a 14-year struggle for jobs will be screened at this year's “virtual” Sydney Film Festival. Women of Steel, a finalist for an award, documents a hard-won campaign by women in the Illawarra to force BHP to hire them, write Pip Hinman and Peter Boyle.
Given the composition of the National COVID-19 Co-ordinating Commission, it is little wonder its pandemic “recovery” plan is based on public handouts to the corporate gas sector, write Margaret Gleeson and Pip Hinman.
Women are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 economic pain, in what some have dubbed the 'pink collar' recession, writes Pip Hinman.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of McDonald’s bid to waive overtime rates and set shifts for part-timers under the fast food award, reports Jim McIlroy and Pip Hinman.
The union representing nurses and midwives has rejected the New South Wales government’s effort to freeze their pay, saying it was abhorrent to ask frontline workers to do more for less, writes Pip Hinman.
Despite warnings from climate scientists and economic analysts, Australia is embarking on a dangerous attempt at a fossil fuel-led economic recovery from the pandemic, write Margaret Gleeson and Pip Hinman.
Labor’s immigration spokesperson Kristina Keneally wants a post COVID-19 migration policy that privileges skilled workers. Pip Hinman argues that this calculated intervention is both racist and dangerous.
The science must guide how we safely return to work. Those who pit generations against each other are pushing a cheap and nasty divide-and-rule strategy which deflect from capitalism's failures to all generations, writes Pip Hinman.