Thursday, June 30, 2005

What's that smell?

It's the rancid mix of mediocrity, hypocrisy and selling out and it's coming from the Labor party and its conservative stand-for-nothing leader.

Workplace Relations Minister Andrews said that the right to strike was protected in Australian law when it was genuinely in pursuit of better wages and conditions, but the rallies did not fit that criteria.
"Today is a political action rather than industrial action, most of today's action would be unprotected in relation to the Workplace Relations Act."
Is there any surgery that can implant the hemisphere of Bob Hawke's brain that he had devoted to workers' rights into the vacuum that is Beazley's IR brain?
Please.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Guy said...

Bad timing for the release of the Lagan book on Latham.

It was a beat-up but it's not helping matters.

2:24 pm  
Anonymous joe2 said...

Who cares guy?

Labor rules at every state level.
Some labor leaders creepy,true!

Think, Northern Territory and Clare Martin. Coorie women get the nod,largly. About 4 seats.

Positively yours....

7:56 pm  
Blogger Brownie said...

every time I see The Beazer appear, I think of Julia Gillard. Apparently Latham's last effort was to push for her - maybe this went against her, but I live in hope that Next Time. Next Time. wouldn't it be enervating?

1:16 pm  
Blogger suki said...

brownie,
Julia Gillard is eminently capable.
It's just middle Australia that seems incapable of conceptualising a female leader even if she fills her home with fruit.

12:00 am  
Blogger Brownie said...

oh thanks for that Suki - I would love to vote for the Party of 'a woman who talks back'.
My generation is the one whose childhood hills were alive with the sound of 'Don't Talk Back' and 'Be seen, and Not Heard'. A lot of us became Viragoes just to spite em.

11:06 pm  
Blogger suki said...

brownie,
It am prepared to wait two or so elections until Australia gets a female PM.
I watch young women like the girl-child coming through and they'll be having none of this a woman's place shit.
They have less collective and more individual than we tried to instil, but even an old, cynical grrrrl like me has enormous faith in them and their assertiveness.

11:35 pm  

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