Let's Change the Rules this Year

  • 25 February 2019

A big year looms because this is the year, we come together, to Change the Government, and Change the Rules.  Australian workers are ruled by laws which have destroyed job security and left us struggling to pay the bills.  The balance of power in workplaces has shifted too far away from workers.  Once the promise of living in Australia was that each generation would pass on something better to the next.  Better healthcare.  Better education.

On Fairness by Sally McManus

  • 8 February 2019

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus’s new book On Fairness outlines the way in which Australia has lost its way and is no longer living up to its promise as the land of the fair go.  Sally tackles the subject of fairness in Australia and what we need to do to ensure that future generations have all the opportunities they should expect.

ATO Outsourcing has Tax Haven Links

  • 11 December 2018

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is outsourcing contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to multinational corporations with aggressive tax minimisation strategies, a new report reveals.  The report authored by Public Services International (PSI) and the Centre for International Corporate Tax Responsibility and Research (CICTAR) exposes contracts by the Australian Tax Office to private corporations with links to tax havens.

ISDS Backlash on Trade Grows

  • 1 November 2018

CPSU has joined more than 300 civil society groups and trade unions – including global organizations such as Public Services International, Friends of the Earth International, and ActionAid – to urge governments participating in United Nations meetings in Vienna this week to completely overhaul the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system contained within many international trade and investment agreements.

S.A. Not for Sale

  • 30 October 2018

Our South Australian colleagues have launched a campaign to save their Services.  Share your story and support the campaign against service cuts and privatisation in SA.  A strong and well-resourced public sector builds our State's capacity and ensures all South Australians have equitable access to the services they need to thrive.  We call on the South Australian Government to invest in our public sector so high qua

New Direction on Trade

  • 15 October 2018

Federal Labor's Trade spokesperson Jason Clare has introduced a private members’ bill on trade that signals a seismic shift in ALP trade policy.  His bill sets out a new course for trade in our country after years of damaging deals by the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison government, which put big business profits ahead of working people.  The ALP’s future trade policy will ensure that employers must hire locally before bringing in temporary workers.  It will ban clauses that let foreign companies sue Australian governments in secret and unfair courts.  And it will safeguard vital p

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