Category Archives: Wages/Conditions

Woolworths treats staff like shit!

Good afternoon readers, I thought I would share this story about how Woolworths Australia seems to be treating its staff. A friend of mine, who works for Woolworths in NSW, has just told me that when they recently returned from … Continue reading

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Welfare or no-fair?

Hello everyone, I have a number of pieces in process of being written, but haven’t as yet finished any of them 🙂 . That is what happens when you have a 2 year old child whom you care for and look … Continue reading

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Automation or death?

I was listening to the news this evening which was mentioning increasing automation levels in many industries in Australia (and many other countries). I am not sure if we truly realise the potential difficulties that automation will cause with regards to people … Continue reading

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Austerity in Australia

A short one handed post (the other one has just had minor surgery) about Austerity in Australia. Now that the powerful businesses in Australia have got there beloved Liberal party into government, the Austerity measures have started to surface to … Continue reading

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Penalty Rates Under Abbott? Not Likely!

Do you think we will have penalty rates under Phony Flappit? Not likely. From communications that I have received from some Liberals in the past, they seem to think that Australia is now a 24 hour economy, and therefore if … Continue reading

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The New Labor Party?

Good morning everyone (now actually afternoon  ), I was just writing about Labor (the Australian Labor party) this morning and thought I would add it to my blog. I don’t think that many people really understand where Labor stands these … Continue reading

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Inequitable Rubbish

Originally posted on The Australian Independent Media Network:
Abbott has finally produced a policy announcement about his ‘signature policy’ – Paid Parental Leave. Lenore Taylor has a sensible article in today’s The Guardian pointing out that the real issue for…

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The REAL Australian workplaces

Good morning readers, I was writing to the local paper last night, about the working life of the REAL Australia. You see we are in the middle of an election campaign in Australia, and the Liberals (the equivalent of the … Continue reading

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The end of a fruit growing era on Vimeo

The end of a fruit growing era on Vimeo on Vimeo via The end of a fruit growing era on Vimeo. This saddens me deeply. Slowly our industries are being decimated by cheap imports. Our ideologically driven governments that have … Continue reading

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Where is the minimum wage heading!!!

This is where we are headed in Australia. Downwards!!! How are we going to stop this.

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Goulburn Valley growers in ‘dire straits’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I read this article this morning regarding the situation with our farmers in the Goulburn Valley – It was on the ABC News website below. Goulburn Valley growers in ‘dire straits’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). It is not … Continue reading

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If Abbott wins: ruthless cuts?

I was reading this article on the ABC today: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4579558.html?WT.mc_id=newsmail And was alarmed enough to decide to comment on it. I know that the guy who wrote it is obviously a strong Labor supporter, being a Labor party think tank, … Continue reading

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Welfare recipients struggle to survive in Australia.

This is a letter to ABC News 24 regarding the discussion on the Newstart allowance and welfare in general in Australia. A similar version was also posted on their Facebook page. Dear ABC News 24, I have been watching this … Continue reading

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Australia’s health industry and regulation

A while ago I wrote in “Business as Usual” how companies seem to put profits above staff and customers; I am yet again shown how true this seems to be. While I cannot indicate what firm that I work for, for … Continue reading

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The politics of wages – penalty rates & the cost of living

This week (which has now spread over about a month), in my very limited spare time these days, I have decided to raise the issue of penalty rates paid in Australia; though as usual I will comment on other things … Continue reading

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