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Australia

Forum: Privatisation - Alternatives in the Public's Interest

Date: 
21 July, 2015

A one-day forum for public sector unions and their allies

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17 June 2015

PSI works in coalition with EI, ITUC, civil society partners, the ILO and others to influence the inter-governmental negotiations related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for Development (FfD) arena.

Emergencies and Disasters

03 April 2015

PSI represents first responders and frontline workers. These are the people who put their lives at risk in order to protect and save your families. First responders include firefighters and emergency medical technicians, police and other uniformed services. They are also the frontline workers in hospitals and health clinics, in schools, in energy and water utilities; in public transport; in civil administration and in a range of other areas. All of us depend on these people being able to do their jobs, having the right tools and training.

Negotiating Healthy Trade in Australia

3 Mar 2015

This report published by the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation provides an overview of the dimensions of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) relevant to health, the process and findings of the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) - including characterising the potential health impacts based on the literature and stakeholder input - and recommendations to the Australian Government to avoid or mitigate potential harms from the TPP. The authors intend for the HIA to inform negotiations and health sector advocacy on the TPP.

G20: Public Health Systems more efficient than private, PSI study reveals

12 November 2014
Nurses and midwives lobby for public funding of health care

Public healthcare is more efficient than private healthcare, reveals a new study by Public Services International (PSI), which was released during an international trade union forum on public health, ahead of the G20 in Australia.

G20: Australian nurses join Liberian Ebola workers on frontline

12 November 2014
Ebola health workers - by European Commission DG ECHO

At the international G20 Nursing Conference in Brisbane, officials from nurses' and midwives' unions joined Ebola health workers on the front line in Liberia.

Ebola: PSI urges G20 to act on public healthcare

10 November 2014
Health workers fighting Ebola in Guinea (Photo: European Commission)

On the eve of G20 in Brisbane, PSI is briefing Australia's public sector unions and urging the G20 to implement promised measures to make large multinational corporations pay fair tax.

Ebola Response

24 October 2014

Deaths to health workers accounted for six percent of all deaths confirmed as due to EVD, even to the end of the outbreaks. Over 500 health workers, including members of PSI affiliated unions, were killed in the line of duty. PSI is actively lobbying national governments, the ILO and WHO and working with health and allied care workers in our unions to rebuild health systems that can resist future outbreaks in the context of universal access to essential healthcare, which is the core of the post-2015 agenda for health.

PSI at the G20 and related events

Date: 
12 November, 2014 to 16 November, 2014

The G20 leaders meeting is taking place on 15-16 November 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. Public
Services International (PSI) has been following G20 progress this year, especially in relation to the
work the OECD is doing on behalf of the G20 to ensure that multinational corporations pay their
fair share of tax, called the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.