Topic archives: Ged Kearney

Poll Bludger: two-party system alive and well in Batman and SA

March 19, 2018 6

With whiplash-inducing speed, media takes about the frailty of the two-party system have made way for prognostications on the failure of its challengers to match expectations.

Poll Bludger: TGIF! Except for Labor, who could have a horrible weekend.

March 16, 2018 13

This weekend, Labor finds itself threatened in places it could confidently have regarded as its electoral heartland just a few years ago.

Rundle: the mess in Batman shows Greens need serious change

March 12, 2018 38

With more internal leaks against Batman candidate Alex Bhathal, it's clear the Greens need major reshaping — whether they win the seat or not.

Ged Kearney won’t commit Labor to blocking Adani

March 7, 2018 45

At a climate Q and A, Labor’s Batman candidate did the Labor two-step on blocking the mine with environment law.

Rundle: Shorten shows his disregard for Batman by cosying up to coal

February 20, 2018 9

If Bill Shorten didn't want to hand ammunition to Labor's foes in the Batman byelection, he had a funny way of showing it in Townsville this week.

Tips and rumours

February 12, 2018 3

Is the Queensland LNP trying to influence the upcoming elections in South Australia and Victoria? ... Belle Gibson brushes up on authenticity ... ACTU to shill for Kearney? ...

Literal wage theft: employers force migrant workers to return their wages

July 5, 2017 8

Migrant workers are being forced to pay back large chunks of their wages. But don't hold your breath waiting for the government to do anything about it.

Election deciders: trade unions

June 3, 2016 5

How do does the trade union movement flex its muscle during elections?

The op-ed rejected by the papers: unions and employers agree on skills

May 17, 2013 7

The newspapers didn't want to publish a joint op-ed by business lobbyist Peter Anderson and unions boss Ged Kearney on the need to upskill Australian workers. Crikey is happy to.

Unions to strike: ACTU plots ‘aerial war’ over insecure work

February 15, 2013 5

The labour movement is preparing to unleash a serious campaign against the vagaries of insecure work. ACTU president Ged Kearney talks to Crikey about tactics in an election year.