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Australian Council of Trade Unions

Doug Cameron accused after 'silly schoolgirls' senate estimates row

The Australian (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
... bullying and intimidation and standing up against violence and intimidation in the trade union movement. Neither myself or the Labor Party support it.

ACTU warns unions risk becoming 'national non-entity'

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney has warned unions risk becoming a "national non-entity" unless they move decisively to fix declining membership.
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Court grants extension to follow Queensland Nickel money trail

The Australian Financial Review - ‎12 hours ago‎
The members of the creditors committee include rail company Aurizon (owed $20 million), the Australian Taxation Office (owed $5 million), Townsville City Council, Société des Mines de la Tontouta (the nickel provider from New Caledonia), Water ...

Trans-Pacific Partnership to stall climate change action

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Also coming is the Trade in Services Agreement, with 23 parties - including Australia, the United States and the European Union - hitching a ride on the cross-border pollination of service providers such as lawyers, dental hygienists and life coaches ...
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'Very fragile' state of European Union ahead of Brexit vote could have major implications for Australia

NEWS.com.au - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
For Australia, where the EU is the largest source of foreign direct investment worth nearly $170 billion annually, with trade worth an additional $84 billion, it's a critical vote that could affect everything from exports to travel arrangements and ...

Are we heading down a dangerous path with Medicare?

Starts at Sixty - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney told The New Daily “the privatisation of Medicare would compromise standards, threaten jobs and see Australians' medical and health records handed over to a for-profit operator with no ...
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READER'S VIEW: Return to days where politicians weren't paid

Mackay Daily Mercury - ‎17 hours ago‎
As war in Europe was breaking out, he pledged during an speech for his third re-election that Australia would defend Britain "down to our last man and our last shilling".
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Turnbull targets unions in bid for election edge

Yahoo7 News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
“We don't tolerate any thuggery in our movement and if there are instances of that, authorities like the police should handle it,” said Dave Oliver, the secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions which represents 1.8 million workers. “The ...
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Warren Truss: from bean farmer to Deputy PM — and now retirement

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Mr Turnbull said Mr Robb was “without question” the most successful Trade Minister in Australian history, having set down important building blocks for Australia's future through trade deals with China, Korea, Japan, and through the Trans-Pacific ...

Workers' warrior and ITUC head Sharan Burrow tackles injustice

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Australian Sharan Burrow is punching above her weight on the world stage, yet few in this country know much about her work.

Queensland court list

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Justice Byrne, Court 13, Floor 5, 10am: Bradley Vincent Hellen As Liquidator of Darling Downs Express Transport Courier Services Pty Ltd; State of Queensland v Verhagen; Byron v Graincorp Limited; Byron v Australian Crane Engineering Pty Ltd; State of ...

Business and government to clash over crackdown on rogue labour-hire firms

The Age - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Australian Council of Trade Unions, in a Senate inquiry into temporary work visas last year, said the "curtain needs to be pulled back on an industry which is expanding, operates without adequate checks and balances and stands accused of ...

Comment: Birth of a nation - how Australia empowering women taught the world a lesson

SBS - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
It was the “woman citizen”, claimed first-wave feminists, who mobilised trade union support for equal pay and other measures of social equity.
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Shipping Australia Ltd: Anything but Australian

The Guardian (Australia) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
This is the regime the shipowners and their agents in Shipping Australia Limited want introduced onto Australia's domestic shipping routes.

Political stands excluded from agricultural show on NSW south coast

ABC Local - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
With only a week until gates open at the Nowra Show, organisers have cancelled bookings made by two Liberal Party MPs, the Labor Party's candidate for Gilmore, a Christian Democratic Party MP and the Australian Council of Trade Unions. The move has ...

Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

Yahoo News - ‎5 hours ago‎
As east Africa's agricultural powerhouse, Kenya supplies the European Union with 38 percent of its cut-flower imports, partly due to a tax-exemption trade agreement. Mr. Mules, who farmed in Zimbabwe before being evicted under President Robert Mugabe's ...
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Ban all smoking in food and drink venues

The Age - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
At this point, we note that in the three months to late October 2014, the Victorian branch of the Labor Party received donations totalling $171,000 from the Australian Hotels and Hospitality Association, the lobby group representing the hotel and ...
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Feisty GetUp outspends everyone on political campaigns

Toowoomba Chronicle - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Political expenditure data released by the Australian Electoral Commission showed GetUp was the biggest public campaigner in the country last year.

European Union dampens global milk rates

Weekly Times Now - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Australian Dairy Industry Council chairwoman Simone Jolliffe said the industry was experiencing a supply/demand imbalance caused by factors including greater EU production and the Russian market being closed to most EU suppliers.

Many casual workers fear losing their jobs if they speak up about pay, conditions

The Age - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The Victorian Trades Hall Council report will be submitted at Monday's landmark inquiry into labour hire and insecure work.
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