Stolen Wealth: How Africa feeds Australia

Submitted by sam on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 13:02

In early November I attended the Wesfarmers AGM at the Perth Convention Centre. Yes that Wesfarmers, the one that owns Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks, coal mines and plenty more.

We should value our local government workers

Submitted by sam on Sun, 07/11/2010 - 03:01

Fremantle Council is grappling with the rights and conditions of the workers who it expects to implement the city’s projects. I’ve proposed a policy called “Employment Values for the City of Fremantle”. For supporters of workers’ rights, the policy is straightforward and modest.

Save the Indigo Journal

Submitted by sam on Tue, 28/09/2010 - 18:45

It’s not just community services and our public servants that are threatened by the Barnett government’s mad program of cut backs, so too are some really important cultural institutions.

Comment on GPS in the workplace

Submitted by sam on Tue, 15/06/2010 - 19:07

The proposal by Council management to extensively use GPS tracking devices not just on vehicles and other such assets; but on the person of individual employees has understandably aroused a lot of concern.

Hilton: real solutions to real problems

Submitted by sam on Wed, 10/03/2010 - 19:35

I want to comment on some of the debate about crime in Hilton and the place of Homeswest tenants in our suburb. Firstly let's acknowledge the good news that reported offences have fallen by 17% this year.