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The 2007 election was only the sixth bringing a change of government since World War Two. It was also only the second time in Australian history that a prime minister lost his own seat. Interestingly, on both occasions the incumbent government was challenging the pillars...
Union membership and work stoppages due to strikes – two indicators of union power and influence – have been in decline in Australia, New Zealand and the United States in recent decades. Meanwhile, attitudes to unions in Australia seem to have become more positive. This...
There were many parallels between the Australian union movement’s Your Rights At Work campaign in the lead up to the election of the Rudd Government in 2007 and the Obama campaign juggernaut in 2008.
Both mobilised and engaged an unprecedented number of campaign workers,...