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Since 1982, coal-truck deliveries in Wollongong were restricted to between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. But now the NSW planning department has lifted this curfew.

PERTH — A Canadian food safety expert, Dr Shiv Chopra, has claimed the US and Canadian governments are the most corrupt when it comes to unsafe food practices. Australia is not far behind.

Below is a statement from the Sydney G20 Solidarity Collective.

A visitor from Mars would have scratched their head raw about what big business is allowed to get away with in this country — especially by so-called Labor governments.

Environmental author and commentator Clive Hamilton first compiled a list of Australia’s top greenhouse mafia dons in 2006.

One hundred New South Wales TAFE teachers packed the hall outside Wollongong Labor MP Noreen Hay’s office on June 17 to reject new plans from the Department of Education and Training (DET) to change TAFE teachers conditions.

“Tasers are not the ’non-lethal’ weapons the QPS [Queensland Police Service] leadership claims”, former state MP and former police officer Peter Pyke told the media in April. He predicted a Queenslander would die in 2009 from a Taser.

State of Play

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy

With Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren

In cinemas

In proof that Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s radical legacy continues long after his death, Nigerian government authorities shut down his night club, Afrika Shrine, in Lagos on May 26.

Jess Moore, Socialist Alliance member and national coordinator of Resistance, gave the following speech to the June 13 Wollongong Climate Emergency Rally.

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