Tag Archives: work

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Podcast: The Bridge

Last year Sarah Gregson took part in a Symposium on the West Gate Bridge, as part of the Art & Industry Festival. The festival commissioned a podcast, The Bridge, which was produced by Overland magazine and Witness Performance. The podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ben Keene, from Witness Performance, and Jacinda Woodhead, from Overland. It was mixed by, and […]

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Work History and the Collapse of the West Gate Bridge

This week my colleague Sarah Gregson (UNSW) and I are on the GLAMcity podcast talking about the history of work, labour under the Accord, and the memorialisation of those killed in the West Gate Bridge collapse & the Titanic disaster. You can listen to the interview here. GLAMcity is a new radio show and podcast launched […]

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Living The Dream under The Accord (podcast)

Last week I was interviewed on the wonderful ‘Living the Dream’ podcast. We discussed the Accord, neoliberalism and the ALP Hawke-Keating government. Our focus was on recent articles by Van Badham and Wayne Swan in The Guardian, and how the ALP and unions are attempting to understand and frame the experience of the Hawke-Keating government today. I discuss […]

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How relevant are the unions?

Tad Tietze and I have an article on the state of the unions in the wake of the Qantas job cuts, which has been stirring up some discussion at The Guardian‘s Comment Is Free section. Here’s a preview, and you can read the full article here. It is no coincidence that the problems started during the Accord between the […]