Fairfax workers have gone on strike against management plans to cut 120 jobs from The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review.
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The situation at whichever one of Clive Palmer’s companies owns Queensland Nickel is grim. Having sacked over 200 workers in January, today the remaining 550 workers are unemployed. It is not clear they will be re-employed in the short term or the long term.
Workers want their jobs back. How can they win that?
Monday is the time of silence
When all the doors are closed
When hooded men hunchback the streets
And the petty boys are nosed
This is the land where talk commands
A febrile passing glance
And strangers kiss in open fields
To meet again in dance
This is the place where echoes lace
The spirit of the mind
Where looks askance are saving grace
And kids are lost to find
Mike Pezzullo, the head of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, has attacked those who point to the militarisation of the Department and others, like me, who argue that the immigration detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, and here in Australia, are concentration camps.
A 34-year-old Iranian refugee on Nauru was savagely attacked by two Nauruans on Saturday night, 5 March, around 10pm, writes the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney.
Two Nauruans on a motor cycle approached the man who was walking alone near the Nibok settlement. The man was struck across the top of the head by a machete, while the attacking Nauruans said, “Fuck refugees.”
Every year on 8 March I re-publish this article on IWD. I have updated it again but may have missed some detail. Feel free to make suggestions for improvement. Some of the information for example might be out of date.