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We need to make ‘bad’ jobs great again

We need to make ‘bad’ jobs great again

Today's jobs aren't inherently worse than those that came before, but they are in need of dire help.

Coalition renews welfare drug test push

Coalition renews welfare drug test push

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to reintroduce a plan to drug-test Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients, and Boris Johnson will try for another election push amid a week of Brexit turmoil. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Don’t buy into the hype of unions’ demise

Don’t buy into the hype of unions’ demise

Crikey readers discuss union decline and laws governing priests receiving confession.

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

In the face of eroded union powers, failed campaigns and blurred class lines, young workers are turning to new ways of organising in the fight for their rights.

Government to revive union-busting bill

Government to revive union-busting bill

Good morning, early birds. The government is planning to reintroduce a failed anti-union bill in the wake of recent controversy surrounding John Setka, and two brothers shot by police at the Victorian border may have terror links. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Setka could be sacked, union warns

Setka could be sacked, union warns

Good morning, early birds. Embattled union boss John Setka is pushing back amid warnings he will be sacked unless he resigns, and Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo is counselled for his "inappropriate" and "intimidating" post-raid phone call. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Would a return of union power solve the blight of wage stagnation?

Would a return of union power solve the blight of wage stagnation?

Crikey readers discuss government inactivity around wage stagnation.

The NSW government attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government didn't bother finding a reason for restricting contributions from third party campaigners like GetUp. The High Court wasn't happy.

Coalition regroups for union attack

Coalition regroups for union attack

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition plans to resurrect a bill that would weaken the unions. Plus, a record month for renewable energy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Razer: the struggle of maintaining the rage in a place as dull as Fed Square

Razer: the struggle of maintaining the rage in a place as dull as Fed Square

In Australia, we yell at ugly buildings out of habit, but also to maintain the rage. To be angry at a city for its failure to meet the needs of its people is to believe, still, that you own a bit of it.