WOMEN earn on average $285 less per week than men and retire with an average of $90,000 less in superannuation.
The election result is a huge win for the groundswell of ordinary people who want a fair go for all, an equal tax system and decent jobs, education and health care, say unions.
Neither Malcolm Turnbull nor Bill Shorten was able to claim victory on election night. With uncertainty surrounding whether either party will be able to secure a majority of lower house seats, talk has now turned to whether Australia will again have a minority government and a “hung parliament”.
Over the course of my life as a working woman I've watched many self-conscious attempts by conservative governments to appeal to the ‘female vote’, but I've noted that very rarely do conservative governments make their pitch to the nation one that pays much attention to the specific needs of women...
THE Medicare patient rebate freeze will devastate many patients, including children and the elderly, and will cut across a range of services, including radiology and pathology, medical experts warn.
It is hard to believe that 15 years have passed since the Tampa rescued nearly 450 asylum seekers in distress at sea. The infamous tragedy, now commonly refered to as the Tampa 'affair', brought to light the gross prejudice and inhumanity with which policy sought to deal with asylum seekers.
By nature a conservative state, the Liberal Party has dominated Western Australian politics for most of the past decade. As well as holding power at the state level in coalition with the Nationals, the Liberals hold 12 of WA’s 15 current federal lower house seats and six of the 12 Senate seats.
Workers across the world — including Australia — are being denied important basic human rights, a new global investigation warns.
The new International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) Global Rights Index ranks countries on how well they protect employment rights including freedom of association, collective bargaining and the right to strike.