Geelong Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF Victorian Branch) delegates are thrilled that a socialist and a feminist was announced 2022 Job Representative of the year. Sue Bull reports.
The energy crisis we didn’t need to have has put the question of a publicly-owned energy industry on the table again. Sue Bull argues that is the only way to keep good jobs and energy prices down.
We are being told that there is a gas shortage and the coal industry is failing because it has been run down in favour of renewables. Sue Bull argues these claims are fraudulent.
Tucked away at the end of Labor’s Secure Australian Jobs Plan for this election is a promise to abolish the ABCC. Workers will need to hold Labor to account if elected, argues Sue Bull.
Hundreds of residents protested Viva Energy’s proposal for a floating gas import terminal in Corio Bay. Sue Bull reports.
The Maritime Union of Australia (Victorian Branch) criticises the Svitzer boss for failing to meet workers seeking fair pay, job security and safety at work. Sue Bull reports.
Environment Victoria has accused Viva Energy of using a climate accounting trick to significantly underreport emissions from its proposed Geelong gas terminal. Sue Bull reports.
Three union activists were elected to positions in a delayed election at Geelong Trades Hall Council. Sue Bull reports.
Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins were widely praised for using their National Press Club addresses to highlight politicians' hypocrisy. Sue Bull argues we need action not words.
Labour shortages give unions a stronger bargaining position. Sue Bull argues they need to argue against racist and nationalistic tropes that migrant workers steal Australians’ jobs, while defending workplace safety, wages and conditions.
As Scott Morrison wipes the egg from his face following his dismal performance at COP26, Sue Bull argues that climate campaigners have to step up their campaign to force a just transition.
A well attended online forum shows the growing community concern against plans for a new gas terminal project in Corio Bay. Sue Bull reports.
Climate activists disrupted, locked on to and boarded a seismic testing ship in the port of Geelong on its way to search for new oil and gas deposits off the coast of King Island. Sue Bull reports.
So many aspects of the debate about how best to keep the community safe from COVID-19 relies on blaming individuals. Sue Bull argues governments prefer to focus on an individual's bad behaviour because it takes the focus away from systemic failures.
In nations built on occupation and racist dispossession, First Nations athletes are celebrated as “heroes” for their sporting achievements one day, then condemned and vilified the next, argues Sue Bull.
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre workers walked off the job on July 2 as part of a rolling campaign of protected industrial action for better pay and conditions. Adele Welsh and Sue Bull report.