02 Jan 2013
Newstart Macklin petition
The Labor Government started 2013 by taking up to 84,000 single parents who are struggling to find work off parenting support and dumping them on Newstart – or the dole.
05 Dec 2011
The Baillieu government is attempting to push ahead with the East-West tunnel previously proposed by the Brumby government and has sought $30 million from Federal Infrastructure Australia for further
29 Sep 2010
Julia & Tony, get out of the way
The Australian community wants marriage equality in our laws. The Greens get it. Julia & Tony, why don’t you?
28 Feb 2013
The Coalition’s immigration spokesperson Scott Morrison has called for a freeze on bridging visas, special ‘behaviour protocols’ for refugees and asylum seekers, and police notifications whenever refu
25 Jun 2012
10 Years on, still no answers on David Hicks.
Ten years ago, the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established and Australian David Hicks became one of the first inmates.
21 Sep 2011
20 Jul 2009
It's easy to approve a new uranium mine when it is out of mind and out of sight - but just because we don't see a place every day doesn't mean that we should risk ruining it forever.
That's how the Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson are able to approve environmentally destructive projects like General Atomics new Beverley 4 Mile mine, 500 kilometres north of Adelaide.
The Australian Government allows our uranium to be sold to nuclear weapon states such as China. Uranium sold for nuclear power frees up uranium for nuclear weapons so our exports directly or indirectly fuel growing nuclear instability and threats across our region and around the world.
That's why it's important to let our politicians know, in their own backyards, that this massive expansion of uranium mining must stop.
With your help, we are proposing to send the postcard message below to every of the 87,930 voters in Batman electorate, the backyard of the Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.
For every signature we receive here, one postcard will be sent to a resident in this electorate, with the following message:
17 Jan 2013
As parents, we expect that the people caring for and educating our children will be well qualified. Currently this just isn’t the case and it needs to be fixed.
07 Feb 2012
Bring dental care into Medicare
One in three Australians say they can’t afford to go to the dentist, or delay going to the dentist because of the cost.
08 Dec 2010
The Australian Services Union, on behalf of 200,000 workers in the Social and Community sector, has lodged an Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) with Fair Work Australia. The ERO seeks to address the wage inequality between workers in the community sector as compared to those in similar roles within Government and For-Profit sectors. The Union is asking for pay rises of between 14-50%, bringing the predominantly female industry to parity with the Government and the for-profit sector.
Workers driving the Campaign for Equal Pay are those in the Social and Community Sector – careers, disability support workers, youth workers, counsellors and domestic violence support workers. 87% of workers in this sector are women, most in low-paid jobs, providing invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community in what are intellectually and emotionally strenuous roles. These workers fall under the Social and Community Sector (SACS) award classification.