Wage rage and penalty rates

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Article
Category
Economics
Politics

In truth, this was yet another example of the trading away of workplace rights and conditions in return for pay (whether that’s increasing real pay, maintaining pay or attempting to slow its decline). It’s called concession bargaining and every union has engaged in it.

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Polemic
Category
Culture
Debate

When poetry is racist

Michael Brown was killed on 9 August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. He was eighteen. He had just graduated high school. He was black. He was shot at least six times by a white police officer.

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Poetry

Be were: third place, Judith Wright Poetry Prize

tonight the pigment will rise
through your skin, form in fawn
formations 		deer: your 		stockinged
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Type
Poetry

Exile: second place, Judith Wright Poetry Prize

In the beginning I carried fireflies for fuel,
used a walking stick borrowed from the first blue gum
and stuffed my pockets with scribbly bark;
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Type
Poetry

Hyper-reactive: first place, Judith Wright Poetry Prize

rip through traffic lights in Brunswick
to the sound of night lions
sugar strings – teeth to tongue
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