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Workplace policy remains a key -- perhaps the key -- point of difference between the major political parties in Australia. <em>Crikey</em> examines each party's IR offerings ...

PromiseWatch 2013: industrial relations

Workplace policy remains a key -- perhaps the key -- point of difference between the major political parties in Australia. Crikey examines each party's IR offerings ...

Equal opportunity as a policy change process doesn't work if the failed equal-pay commitments of our first female PM are an indicator.

Equal pay sacrificed for the sake of the budget surplus

Equal opportunity as a policy change process doesn't work if the failed equal-pay commitments of our first female PM are an indicator.

<b>Daily Media Wrap</b>: It's a mixed-bag in the media this morning, with talk of population continuing to overflow, Tony Abbott still getting haunted by the "dead, buried, cremated" Work Choices zombie and political nerds preparing their rebuttle for the leaders' debate.

Debates, purse strings and potential Red Faces

Daily Media Wrap: It's a mixed-bag in the media this morning, with talk of population continuing to overflow, Tony Abbott still getting haunted by the "dead, buried, cremated" Work Choices zombie and political nerds preparing their rebuttle for the leaders' debate.

Whatever your view of Tony Abbott and his policies, it’s a bit much to accuse him of contributing to suicides. And yet a prospective Labor MP for the seat of Flinders has done exactly that.

Local snapshot: Flinders ALP candidate accuses Abbott of contributing to suicides

Whatever your view of Tony Abbott and his policies, it’s a bit much to accuse him of contributing to suicides. And yet a prospective Labor MP for the seat of Flinders has done exactly that.

It’s been a week since PM Gillard ascended, and the whole thing has been fought on the Coalition’s and right-media terrain ever since. Where's the initiative? asks <b>Guy Rundle</b>.

Rundle: Pull your finger out Gillard

It’s been a week since PM Gillard ascended, and the whole thing has been fought on the Coalition’s and right-media terrain ever since. Where's the initiative? asks Guy Rundle.

The latest Essential Report dishes the dirt on Work Choices, with 57% seeing a return likely of at least some aspects if Tony Abbott gets the top job. Interestingly, 50% don't believe Abbott when he says Work Choices is dead. <b>Possum Comitatus</b> has the numbers.

Abbott is lying on Work Choices

The latest Essential Report dishes the dirt on Work Choices, with 57% seeing a return likely of at least some aspects if Tony Abbott gets the top job. Interestingly, 50% don't believe Abbott when he says Work Choices is dead. Possum Comitatus has the numbers.

The Libs will run a negative election campaign, dissing their 'great big tax' policies without really introducing their own. Which means Rudd will have to stand up for his policies and not just rely on Opposition leadership trouble, says <b>Ross Gittins</b>.

Gittins: Will the 2010 election be the making of Rudd?

The Libs will run a negative election campaign, dissing their 'great big tax' policies without really introducing their own. Which means Rudd will have to stand up for his policies and not just rely on Opposition leadership trouble, says Ross Gittins.

Yep, it's definitely a freak show, with Tony Abbott starring as Gomez of the Addams family, Julie Bishop as Morticia and a host of other Howard ministers and ideas (Work choices!) brought back from the dead, says <b>Misha Schubert</b>.

Schubert: Get your fingers clicking for the horror of the Abbott family

Yep, it's definitely a freak show, with Tony Abbott starring as Gomez of the Addams family, Julie Bishop as Morticia and a host of other Howard ministers and ideas (Work choices!) brought back from the dead, says Misha Schubert.

The Opposition is like a "crumbly old trade union", writes <b>Annabel Crabb</b>. The evidence? Tony Abbott declared an industrial dispute on Question Time and threatened to <em>strike</em>.

Crabb: Is the Coalition a bunch of union bigwigs?

The Opposition is like a "crumbly old trade union", writes Annabel Crabb. The evidence? Tony Abbott declared an industrial dispute on Question Time and threatened to strike.

Julia Gillard, once a leader of the Socialist Forum, is now butting heads with the unions -- and that's exactly how she wants it, says <b>Andrew Bolt</b>.

Bolt: Gillard will soon be the Aussie Margaret Thatcher

Julia Gillard, once a leader of the Socialist Forum, is now butting heads with the unions -- and that's exactly how she wants it, says Andrew Bolt.