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The Case for Migrant Sex Work

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

There was not a single sex worker on the streets, not a single neon sign advertising a brothel and absolutely no large signs advertising a sex menu the last time I drove down the main street of Waihi. I stopped for coffee and nosed around to make sure I wasn’t missing something before declaring loudly to nobody in particular “I told you so.”

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Policy not procrastination

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Last week it became public knowledge that 22 workers from one Warehouse store have made written allegations of bullying against their store manager.

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Seven Days In Dhaka: Dying for Fast Fashion

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The world has forgotten the survivors and the victims. The children being raised without parents have receded in our collective consciousness in the stampede  to get to the next shop sale or mega mall opening.

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A World of Fashion Crimes Seven Days in Dhaka

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

I awoke early on my first day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to catch the women walking to work in droves. I must have seen thousands, not a child between them, all walking stoically toward the fenced factory doors, their brightly coloured dresses and scarves surreal in the bleak grey surroundings.

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Toil and Trouble

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

When  Smith City was ordered to back pay the workers it had been ripping off for 6 years for all unpaid staff meetings, it didn’t take three witches or a crystal ball to know that the flood gates would open. They have. At First Union along with over 1500 people responding to a survey, the call centre and organisers are all being contacted with people wanting to lament all the unpaid hours or the time off never taken in lieu. As the National Organiser for The Warehouse and Cotton On I have received more than my share.

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The devil is in the retail

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

When the strange events of the World fashion label crashed into my radio yesterday I may have snickered. On the one hand I thought how cheeky, but on the other the House of G shopper in me had little sympathy for the people paying a hundy for a fifteen dollar T. However by the time I heard Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet talking to John Campbell I started to lose my shit.

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The Christmas Counter Fit

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

If you are one of those people anxiously still waiting by the mail box for the gifts you ordered online yesterday to arrive before Christmas, I have got bad news. You are going to have get off your butt and join the rest of the Christmas celebrating world and go to the mall.

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