An open letter to Geelong

In the 1930s, textile workers in Geelong knew war was approaching when mills were given secret orders to begin producing larger quantities of khaki clothing. In the 1940s, local factories were brought under government direction and allocation of labour strictly organised to see that War Production could be carried out at maximum capacity. The Industrial […]

The Ent Moot

Finally, after approximately 7 years the Victorian Trades Hall called a general meeting of unions to discuss a united response to the recent Abbott/Hockey budget. Built on a lie about the condition of the Australian economy and sold under the banner of equal and fair burden for future prosperity, the Coalition’s budget is the end […]

Wikileaks and Preferences in the 2013 Federal Election

Quite a few commentators have noted a few interesting preference allocations released today. While Wikileaks has not joined the Sex Party in allocating One Nation a relatively high preference (there are some worrying allocations that have been made in Victoria and NSW. The excuse of administrative mistakes is not that reassuring, either.   Refugees and […]