Something different

Wednesday, August 14, 1996

If you are one of the new readers who picked up this newspaper at the August 19 day of action against the Coalition government's attacks on our rights and living standards, then welcome to Green Left Weekly.

This is a special anti-budget issue of Green Left, carrying information and comment about the slash and burns policies of the Howard government and, more importantly, what we can do to stop this madness.

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