Petersham TAFE in inner-western Sydney, like most TAFE campuses in NSW, is experiencing the beginnings of a mass exodus of teachers into retirement, precipitating a drastic skills shortage that will start to bite in the next few years.
Oliver Ressler, an Austrian artist and co-director (with Dario Azzellini) of Five Factories Worker Control in Venezuela, hosted special screenings of his film in Melbourne and Sydney. Resslers presentations were part of the If You See Something, Say Something exhibition and were sponsored by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN), LASNET and the Melbourne Bolivarian Circle.
Twenty-five people rallied in Anzac Park on January 24 to call for the return to Australia of Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks, during a visit by federal attorney-general Philip Ruddock.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) is launching a campaign to regulate safety in the power industry following two workers deaths late last year in the Latrobe Valley.
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With the NSW elections looming, Labor Premier Morris Iemma seems determined to try to outdo the federal government from the right. On January 28, Iemma demanded that Canberra ban the Sunni Muslim organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, which was holding a conference in Lakemba in Iemmas western Sydney electorate.
On February 2, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib launched his NSW state election campaign in the western Sydney seat of Auburn. The seat is currently held by the ALPs Barbara Perry.
One-hundred people gathered at Brisbanes Riverside Centre on January 27 to discuss Indigenous self-determination and the United Nations draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is expected to be ratified this year.
When questioned by the media about opposition in the US Congress to the George Bush administrations surge of troops to Iraq, Vice-President Dick Cheney kept his message simple: It wont stop us. In the January 24 interview with CNN, Cheney added, We have to have the stomach to finish the task.
Tim Zammit, a young worker at Woolworths in Hackham, South Australia, wrote the following letter to his union the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) in response to the recent employment agreement negotiated by the SDA.