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IPAN National Conference

IPAN - the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network- are holding three events in July.  IPAN is a network of organisations from all regions of Australia who are united by their support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts. Speakers will include Senator Scott Ludlam, Professor Richard Tanter and Professor Kozue Akibayashi who will address why our "Dangerous Allies" are threatening our security and why we need an independent and peaceful national agenda. Continue reading

Jupiters Casino Workers Celebrate Win

Allegations about the treatment of workers at a contract cleaning and housekeeping company have led to Jupiters Casino’s decision to terminate its contract with the provider, in what union United Voice is calling a significant win for casino workers. Jupiters, owned by Echo Entertainment, outsourced housekeeping and cleaning operations to Challenger Cleaning in early 2013. After the union started receiving complaints from housekeepers, stewards and cleaners working for Challenger, United Voice approached Jupiters - who cooperated in investigations into the claims.   Continue reading

CONCERNS RAISED OVER PRISON OVERCROWDING

A United Voice survey carried out by correctional officers found that they believe overcrowding and understaffing is putting their safety at risk. Just 16% of those who took part believe that the current number of prisoners is manageable without creating a safety risk. While only 11% of those who completed the survey think there is always enough staff rostered on to ensure safe working conditions.   Continue reading