Subbies' fight for survival trumps tussle over the price of utes

Karen Barlow
Updated March 27 2024 - 9:28am, first published March 26 2024 - 6:17pm

I don't know about you but I have an image of tradies as being tough and strong.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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