Working-class social history in Australia
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- The history of female prostitution in Australia
- By Raelene Frances, from W.I.S.E. Women's Issues and Social
Empowerment, 1994. Sex workers promote a brothel museum to mark
the important contribution of the industry. Here a historical
synopsis of the sex industry with respect to women in Australia.
- Cheap NZ workers rile Aussie unions
- One News, 16 December 1999.
Australian unions have acted against a New Zealand company
which is importing 120 New Zealand students to work in its
shops across the Tasman. In a breach of the minimum wage law,
the camping gear chain Kathmandu has recruited students to
- Ethnic workers face health risk
- By Chloe Saltau, Social Policy Reporter, The Age, 10 March 2000. Women
textile workers from non-English-speaking backgrounds
are more vulnerable to occupational, emotional and
reproductive health problems than other women in the
- Gay and lesbian unionists organize
- Unite! Les/Bi/Gay/Trans Workers Victoria, Press Release,
Workers Online, 8 June 2000.
The first meeting of Victoria's new cross-union gay and
lesbian union members' group will be held at Trades Hall.
- Work jungle impeding women: activist
- By Chloe Saltau and Carolyn Batt, The
Age, 17 July 2000. Women would not advance at work
jungle culture that rewarded long hours at
the expense of family was broken down. Power brokers pay
lip-service to women's equality while considering them