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Controversial trimester at Deakin leads to industrial action

Deakin University staff are standing up to get a collectively bargain. The NTEU Victorian Division has produced a video with Deakin staff explaining the importance of getting a collective agreement. Unfortunately the Deakin senior management have been dragging their feet and have not seriously negotiated. Furthermore the senior management have insisted on ramming through the…

Labor needs a strong stand on emissions trading

Federal Labor needs to take a strong stand on emissions trading. After the Garnaut Report and the Green Paper, it appears that Federal Labor may not make the Australian emissions trading scheme as robust as it needs to be to ensure that damaging climate change is mitigated. An emissions trading scheme (ETS) is essential for…

Turn-out-the-vote 2008: the final hours

After all the half hour ads, direct mail and phone calls, US elections boil down to getting out the vote. Obama has been able to spend enormous amounts of money on his “ground war” (as compared to the “air war” of television ads). Obama offices outnumber McCain offices in battleground states by as much as…