After Paris, only Labor leads on fair clean energy future

Mark Butler is the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water

As a progressive conservative in the mould of British prime minister, David Cameron, and New Zealand prime minister, john key. More recently, he’s even tried to bask in some progressive star power reflected off the new Canadian liberal prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

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High-Tech, High-Skill Road to an Industrial Future

Tim Ayres is NSW Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

Australia, and the Australian Labor Party, face a profound question: what sort of economy do we want? It’s a question that is central to our current political battles over industrial relations and tax reform, innovation and technology, skills and higher education. 

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The faces of our failure

Pete Moss writes about the need to recognise the heavy handed criminalisation of drugs and be open to changes that save lives

On 21 October 1995, 15-year-old Anna Wood dressed up for a rave party at the old Phoenician Club on Sydney’s Broadway, after telling her parents she was headed for a sleepover.

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Behind the union campaign for a better future

Sally McManus is ACTU Vice President and Campaign Director for Build A Better Future

Something is happening across our country. Thousands of union members and supporters are coming together in their communities to defend and advance the achievements of our movement: workers’ rights, Medicare, quality education, a decent retirement, the public sector and a fair go for all. 

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The rise and fall of the house of Caesar

John Graham is Assistant General Secretary of NSW Labor

I spent some time over Christmas reading Tom Holland’s outstanding new book dynasty – the rise and fall of the house of Caesar. It details the imperial dynasty from Augustus through Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and, finally, Nero.

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