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Union royal commission claims few scalps thus far

The Coalition has said it will shine a light into the dark and dirty underbelly of organised labour. The unions say it’s a Labor witch-hunt. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian reports on the story so far.

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Gillard’s ex calm under pressure at unions commission

Julia Gillard’s former boyfriend appeared in front of a packed house, giving evidence regarding his (and Gillard’s) possible involvement in a union slush fund.

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$600b in voting rights wasted, now unions rally on super funds

The local labour movement is becoming increasingly bullish about how its members’ superannuation money is invested. What happens if more unions start putting their money where their mouths are?

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Blinky Bill on Lateline

Bill Shorten must be hoping that this issue of what Prime Minister Julia Gillard knew and did back in the 1990s goes away.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: ‘He will say and do anything to get at Gillard’

In round two of Bolt Watch, Mark Latham takes on more assertions made by blogger Andrew Bolt over the Julia Gillard AWU story.

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Gillard still has questions to answer

Crikey readers weigh in on the big issues of the day.

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This is what the Right is expert at: smearing

It’s unclear exactly what Julia Gillard is being accused of having done when she worked for Slater and Gordon. But smears of the Prime Minister are part of a long tradition from the Right in Australia.

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Howes wants the magic pudding, OECD says it’s already here

The contrast between Paul Howes’ Press Club address yesterday and the OECD’s overnight forecasts demonstrates the current tension in economic debate. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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The car industry’s (not so) merry-go-round

It’s only three years since the car industry was last rescued. Meantime, other parts of manufacturing have got on with the job of lifting productivity.

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Aluminium smelting: the best bang for your fossil-fuel subsidy buck

The aluminium smelting industry is demanding massive compensation under a carbon price - but already benefits from hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies a year.

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Howes on being a ‘critical friend of Israel’ and union embrace of boycott

The Middle East “quagmire” is largely “the fault of Israel”, according to Paul Howes, national secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU).

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7:30 Report set for a new look?

In today’s tips: “With The 7.30 Report’s Kerry O’Brien on yet another of his extended vacations, ABC News bosses have begun tinkering with the idea of wholesale change to the program next year.”

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Dick Pratt, Macquarie Bank and Bill Shorten…join the dots

The Sunday program’s Ross Coulthart has been in touch to debunk my story in Monday’s Crikey and stress that the only source of information for his cover-story attack on the Transport Workers Union came from within the union itself – and mostly from serving officials, writes Stephen Mayne.

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