Weekend Wrap 19 September 2021 Nuclear subs blowing up jobs, diplomatic and trade relations, Morrison‘s Port Problem, Pro-Covid protestors and union wins!
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Ben Davison is back with the Weekend Wrap looking at how Morrison's Nuclear sub deal is blowing up Australian jobs, threatening trade relations with China and the EU and resulting in the only European power that cares about the Indo-pacific region withdraw their ambassador from Australia and the United States (their oldest ally).
But we will now get eight instead of 12 subs. In 2040. And "that fella", as Biden calls Morrison, has only had to part with $90 billion of our taxpayer funds to make it happen.
Morrison's more immediate problem is Christian Porter. The embattled cabinet minister is facing daily calls to resign over the revelation that he received an anonymous million dollar donation. Morrison's Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham, took a grilling over it on the ABC show Insiders today and refused to either support or condemn his cabinet colleague in a masterful display of how to avoid demonstrating any values while looking than his own government's climate action policies.
Pro-Covid fascist recruitment rallies were held again this weekend with over 200 arrested and 10 police officers injured. Australia's COVID vaccination rate has hit 37% but the impacts are not just case numbers as 13 people died in NSW. 10 of which have died before hitting average life expectancy. 84% of Victoria's cases today were under 50.
Worker have had wins to round out the week with 360 AMWU members at Cadbury taking action to see those who have been "casual" for 10 years offered ongoing work, UWU member's at Dulux voted unanimously to reject a sub-standard deal and AWU members at Bluescope Steel have won $5,000,000 in back pay that will see some workers take home $45,000! It pays to be union.