What is The Union Show?

7 12 2010

The Union Show broadcast on community TV C31 in Melbourne Australia from 2005 to 2009 and is a rich source of information on unions and issues affecting unions in this country. Whilst the program is no longer produced for television, the producers, United Productions maintain both a Union Show blog and the UnitedPro2010 YouTube channel as a means of disseminating union information that would otherwise be lost in time and in the morass of anti-union misinformation that is distributed by mainstream media.

An extensive archive of Union Show episodes is available for viewing at http://theunionshow.blip.tv. Current union information can be sourced at www.theunionshow.com.au and at the UnitedPro2010 YouTube channel. There are many other web sources for union information that deal mainly in the written word. One of those sites and perhaps the venerable example is www.labourstart.org.au where you will find links to many other like-minded information outlets.





Australia appears before UN over human rights

15 08 2010

By London correspondent Rachael Brown

Posted Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:12am AEST

United Nations flag flying outside Geneva UN headquarters

The UN panel is investigating whether the Australian Government has singled out Aborigines and asylum seekers with racist policies. (Reuters: Denis Balibouse)

Australia has appeared before a United Nations panel in Geneva, accused of human rights violations against Aboriginal people and asylum seekers.

The UN panel is investigating whether the Australian Government has singled out Aborigines and asylum seekers with racist policies.

The panel has suggested Australia consider a treaty with its Indigenous people.

Three years into the intervention program in the Northern Territory, the panel is concerned some discriminatory policies remain and that there is a lack of Indigenous inclusion in local decision making.

The Australian Government was also pressed on its decision to suspend new immigration claims from Sri Lankan and Afghan asylum seekers.

The Government will present its reply overnight.

ABC News





PTEU wins 2010 ACTU National Union Indigenous & Torres Strait Island Award

29 06 2010

Earl Setches and Tony Murphy, on behalf of the PTEU, were presented with the 2010 ACTU National Union Indigenous & Torres Strait Island Award on April 27th at the ACTU Conference.

The PTEU was recognised for its’ work in indigenous communities, and, more particularly, for the Indigenous Apprenticeship Scheme.