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.
Workers are increasingly being pressured to expose themselves to COVID-19 to save businesses and the economy, writes Pip Hinman.
Inner West Council has joined First Nations communities in opposing Origin's fracking plans in the NT, reports Pip Hinman.
“We’re all in this together” is the refrain from governments. Trouble is, the rhetoric does not match reality and renters’ rights are being trampled, writes Pip Hinman.
A large section of the population — renters — has been left to fend for themselves in the coronavirus crisis, writes Pip Hinman.