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ACTU: A not-so-taxing time for the rich

ACTU President Ged Kearney The Australian tax system is tangled up in a web of subsidies, exemptions and arrangements that unfairly advantage the top 10 per cent of income earners, do nothing to drive innovation or productivity growth and hold us back from investing in nation-building. Capital gains tax exemptions, superannuation tax breaks, negative gearing […]

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Safeguarding democracy: attacks mount across Australia

“Open government, a free press, a strong and diverse civil society and the rule of law are some of the vital foundations of our democracy. Yet we are witnessing an unmistakeable trend in Australia of governments eroding these foundations with new laws and practices that entrench secrecy and stifle criticism and accountability” – Human Rights […]

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Public Services: there for when we need them

OUR PUBLIC services need to have an adequate level of resourcing so they’re able to respond and help our community every day. We need to know our health service is ready to react to a crisis in our state; We need staff in our emergency services to answer out calls if we’re in trouble, and […]

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Build a better future Launceston Blitz

STREET stalls, door knocking, wobble boarding, petitioning and plenty of conversations. A host of Save our Weekend Supporters descended on Launceston last week to ramp up the push to keep our weekend rates. Tom, Thirza, Kathryn, Ruby, Sarah and Ange joined other unions for the blitz. In their visits to Launceston public sector workplaces, it was […]

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Friday Wrap: the week at a glance.

Bargaining survey begins                       CPSU Organisers were out in northern workplaces this week talking to members about bargaining and asking them to put down in a survey what’s important to them this PSUWA. This year is a bargaining year and a chance to say what […]

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International Women’s Day BBQ (March 8)

ADD IT TO your diaries: The Unions Tasmania Women’s Committee is holding a family friendly barbecue on March 8 in North Hobart to mark this day. Come together with other union families. There’ll be plenty of activities for children, a BBQ dinner and soft drinks for a gold coin donation. When: 5pm, March 8 Where: […]

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Anna Stewart Memorial Project 2016

Anna Stewart Memorial Project is on again this year. Runnning from June 27-1 July, this five day program develops the skills and knowledge of women in the unions across the movement in Tasmania through training so that they can return to their workplaces as activists and workplace leaders with a greater knowledge base and expanded […]

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Delegate Training – sign up today

THE TASMANIAN public sector is a strong union workplace.  Our union gives us a strong voice in every corner of our public sector. We want better lives, better workplaces and better services for our state. As Delegates you’re a key part of all of this. This year’s bargaining is our chance to secure the resources, expertise and voice […]

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Friday Wrap: the week in review

AS WELL AS CONTINUING OUR work helping public sector staff who deliver the services we all need, this week we Called for the Medicare sell-off to stop PRIME MINISTER Turnbull is continuing in Abbott’s footsteps when it comes to privatising Medicare. Australians want Medicare to stay public hands – so that our privacy is protected, […]

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Stop the Medicare sell off – sign the petition

PRIME MINISTER Turnbull is continuing in Abbott’s footsteps when it comes to privatising Medicare. The Abbott Government started this attack over 18 months ago when they quietly called for Expressions of Interest from private providers to deliver parts of the DHS payment system. Reports out of the Western Australian yesterday suggest that this isn’t just a thought […]

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