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The Facebook pages of the Bureau of Meteorology and numerous government organisations are among those that cannot be viewed after the social media firm instituted a ban on Australian publishers and people from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 17 October 2016 07:27

ACTU to ask government to abandon TPPA

The Australian Council of Trade Unions says it will present independent economic evidence to a parliamentary committee today to show that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will cause 39,000 Australia jobs to disappear by 2025.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Peak union body, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), wants political parties to get behind its push for a Buy Australian Act to be legislated, requiring all major government projects and services to use locally manufactured goods.

Published in Strategy

The federal government has awarded a contract estimated to be worth up to $220 million to Telstra Health to construct and manage a new National Cancer Screening Register, a decision which has been attacked by union peak body the ACTU and not-for-profit group, Pro Bono Australia, in defence of a not-for-profit which unsuccessfully tendered for the contract.

Published in Technology Tenders
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:34

Go home early today, and turn off your phone!

Today November 30, is the third 'Go Home On Time Day' - an initiative of the Australia Institute designed this year to highlight the 'pollution' of workers' free time resulting from modern communications technologies like smartphones.

Published in Mobility

The $100 million promised to Telstra for staff retraining under the proposed NBN deal has won over the ACTU, which says the deal will be good for jobs and the national infrastructure.

Published in Deals
The ACTU has called on the Government to create a new industrial umpire with dispute-settling powers to break a long-running stalemate between Telstra and its unions that is threatening to escalate into strike action.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 27 October 2008 17:57

ACTU slams Telstra over its hard line on NBN

The hardline stance of Telstra management on the National Broadband Network has stirred up a powerful new opponent: the Australian Council of Trade Unions which has been lobbying institutional investors claiming that Telstra is in danger of putting $11.9b of shareholder value and thousand of jobs at risk if it refuses to participate.

Published in Strategy




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