Opinion

Enough is enough – 5 takeaways from #March4Justice

Date Published: 16/03/2021
Category: Human Rights Opinion Working women

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to voice their anger at the sexual violence faced by women in Australia and the failings of the Government to take meaningful action against it.
What did we learn?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/16/enough-is-enough-5-takeaways-from-march4justice/

Meet the workers facing the worst of the Morrison Government’s IR Bill

Date Published: 12/03/2021
Category: Opinion Workers rights Working life

You’ve heard a lot from me about the dangers of the Morrison Government’s IR Omnibus Bill. That’s because it’s important. It will entrench casualisation, undermine wages and conditions, and stall Australia’s recovery from the Covid-19 recession.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/12/meet-the-workers-facing-the-worst-of-the-morrison-governments-ir-bill/

Families like mine deserve to have confidence in aged care

Date Published: 04/03/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

Like many who have seen Australia’s aged care system up close, I wasn’t surprised by the Royal Commission into Aged Care’s damning conclusions.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/04/families-like-mine-deserve-to-have-confidence-in-aged-care/

Sexual harassment: Australian workers deserve much, much better

Date Published: 26/02/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

In the past two weeks, we have seen Scott Morrison and his ministers do everything they can to avoid scrutiny, and accountability, for their botched response to Brittany Higgins’ accusation of rape against a former Liberal Party colleague.

There could not be a greater contrast with Higgins’ courage, determination, and clarity.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/26/sexual-harassment-australian-workers-deserve-much-much-better/

It may have changed, but Morrison’s IR bill is still a threat to workers

Date Published: 19/02/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The Morrison Government’s backdown on one of the most dangerous parts of its industrial relations bill is a step in the right direction for workers—but this fight is far from over.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/19/it-may-have-changed-but-morrisons-ir-bill-is-still-a-threat-to-workers/

End JobKeeper Uncertainty

Date Published: 15/02/2021
Category: Job security JobKeeper Opinion

End the uncertainty and anxiety about the future of JobKeeper.

That was the message from ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, to Scott Morrison on ABC TV’s “Insiders” yesterday.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/15/end-jobkeeper-uncertainty/

Cutting JobSeeker: a national shame, an international embarrassment

Date Published: 12/02/2021
Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Jobseeker Opinion Working life

It’s true Australia has done better than most countries when it comes to responding to the coronavirus crisis. But as we emerge from this pandemic, we’re at serious risk of slipping behind on one key measure.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/12/cutting-jobseeker-a-national-shame-an-international-embarrassment/

Why the Government’s IR Bill is so dangerous and extreme

Date Published: 08/02/2021
Category: Industrial Relations Opinion

The Senate Inquiry into the Government’s dangerous and extreme industrial relations Bill has just begun.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/08/why-the-governments-ir-bill-is-so-dangerous-and-extreme/

The Morrison Government’s industrial relations bill will hurt workers, and hurt the economy

Date Published: 05/02/2021
Category: Industrial Relations Opinion Workers rights Working life

With Federal Parliament back in session, the fight over the Morrison Government’s Industrial Relations Bill is heating up.

Australian Unions oppose the Coalition’s dangerous plans—because they’re bad for wages, bad for workers’ conditions, and bad for the economy.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/05/the-morrison-governments-industrial-relations-bill-will-hurt-workers-and-hurt-the-economy/

First job/worst job and Lisa Alexander, world championship Australian netball coach

Date Published: 24/11/2020
Category: Opinion

As a “get to know you” – we should each do “First Job/Worst Job”, talking
about our first ever job and the job the job from hell we once had.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/24/first-job-worst-job-and-lisa-alexander-world-champ/