This video from Australia is called:
Open Letter To John Howard. Charlie Chaplin’s closing speech from ‘The Great Dictator‘.
The text of that final speech is here.
From British daily News Line:
‘BIN HOWARD’S WORKCHOICES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE’ – Australian trade unions tell Rudd
THE Australian trade unions have welcomed the victory of the Labour Party in the general election, but doubts are growing over whether the new Prime Minister Rudd intends to repeal all the anti-union measures brought in by Howard, that proved to be Howard’s undoing.
The 150,000 strong Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) welcomed the election of the Rudd Labour government with optimism for the future for health care, nurses and nursing.
Ged Kearney, ANF Acting Federal Secretary said: ‘The Labour victory is a defining moment for Australia, a moment when voters decided on new leadership and rejected the harsh WorkChoices legislation overwhelmingly.
‘Australians not only rejected AWAs but saw through the Liberal Party’s piecemeal approach to health policy, best demonstrated by the Mersey Hospital debacle.
‘The ANF looks forward to working with the new government to implement the pre-election policies on health reform, primary health care and revitalising the health workforce.
‘But other outstanding areas require immediate attention.
‘For example, a significant wages gap exists between nurses working in aged care and other sectors that make it impossible for aged care providers to attract and retain qualified staff and to ensure quality care.
‘Indigenous and rural and remote health also require fundamental and thoughtful change.
‘There are 250,000 nurses in Australia and our members will hold the ALP to account.
‘We expect Mr Rudd to fulfil his promises to address major systemic problems through health reform, increased public hospital funding and better aged care solutions,’ Ms Kearney said.
See also here.
Election defeat causes meltdown in Australia’s Liberal and National parties: here.
EMPLOYERS TRYING TO FORCE WORKERS ONTO AWAs – say Australian trade unions: here.