Wetland decision deferred By David Brazil Greater Taree City Council this week reserved a decision on a sand mining development application affecting one of the most sensitive wetlands on the NSW north coast. BHP-Utah wants to establish
Strange Neighbours — The Australia-Indonesia Relationship Edited by Desmond Ball and Helen Wilson Allen & Unwin, 268 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Robin Osborne The most important difference between Australia and Indonesia — aside from the obvious
By Carolyn Helmke In the movie of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale, there is a "birthing party" in which wealthy women sip tea in casual elegance while a slave woman goes through labour, bearing a baby that is snatched from her before
ROBIN OSBORNE reports from Lismore, in northern NSW, on the efforts to control a persistent import. The war room was at the NSW Department of Agriculture's North Coast headquarters at Wollongbar, near Lismore, and the briefing was conducted by
By Jolyon Campbell and Rjurik Davidson MELBOURNE — Students at Melbourne University will consider sacking student union president Andrew Landeryou and general secretary Keir Semmens at a general meeting on May 7. The meeting has been called on a
UN and Gulf War At a public meeting hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia and Greenhouse Action Australia, Dr Noel Brown, Regional Director, North America, United Nations Environment Programme, stated that the United Nations should
When things balance em = By Paul Buckberry The report on TV was heard while a lone vulture bore witness to death. He was pampered. He witnessed destruction, cities made of matchsticks: again he gorged. He witnessed green puss drain into the
Brisbane action updates By Maurice Sibelle While the war against Iraq is over, people in the Gulf Action Coalition see no reason to stop meeting. Activists feel that the US victory did little to solve the outstanding issues in the region,
By Debra Wirth In an important victory for the environmental and other progressive movements, BHP Petroleum announced late on April 26 that it has dropped its court action against Greenpeace. Had it gone ahead, the suit would have threatened many
By Dave Riley As new flavours go, the taste of the TV '90s is short courses in Australian comedy. Each skit and impersonation feeds an upwardly mobile giggle streak where each guffaw and chuckle rates with McNair Anderson. Undergraduate revue and


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