Australian Left Review

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Laurie Aarons


“The Australian Labor Party’s critics try to say that the party is soft on unions. We’re not. But we do understand them. And if the Australian Labor Party is elected to Government it is that understanding which will avoid most strikes before they even start... The picture in this advertisement is interesting for a couple of reasons. It shows the man who is probably going to be our next Prime Minister ... and the man who is probably going to be our next Minister for Labor ... around a conference table with the President of the ACTU. “The fact that this picture could be taken at all demonstrates an ability to communicate. It is difficult to imagine the current Prime Minister and his Minister for Labor working with the President of the ACTU. They work against him.”



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