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Badge - Your Rights at Work, Australia, 2005 Object Reg. No: HT 16075

Summary:
This badge, alternatively known as a button, was produced to protest against the Howard Government's Industrial Relations law package,'Workchoices', which came into effect in 2006. The ACTU (Australian Council of Trade Unions) initiated the campaign 'Your Rights at Work' in response to the new laws. It was argued that the laws favoured employers to the detriment of employees. This badge was collected by the donor during the National Day of Community Protest, 15 November 2005.
Description:
This is a round badge in orange, white and black, protesting against the Howard Government's new Industrial Relations laws.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.50 cm (Height), 5.60 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: industrial relations, political protests
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Industrial Relations
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text Printed obverse: your/rights/at work/worth fighting for/www.rightsatwork.com.au.
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 15 Nov 2005

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