By Norrian Rundle MELBOURNE — The second round of Kennett government state school closures is under way. In May the Directorate of School Education issued a paper misleadingly called "Quality Provision of Education in Victoria" which set
By Di Quin MELBOURNE — Recent elections of the Building Workers Industrial Union division of the Construction, Forestry and Energy Workers' Union (CFMEU) in Victoria are seen as an important step towards creating a united union within the
Very political tones Sing Out for Ireland Wolfe Tones Distributed by Larrikin Reviewed by Bernie Brian The Dublin-based Wolfe Tones have probably been around as long as the Chieftains but are not as well known. Could it have
Protesters stop woodchip train By Francesca Alice PERTH — A group of 200 south-west residents and protesters peacefully stopped a woodchip train at Balingup, 200 km south of here, on the afternoon of June 19. The train was on its way
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — On June 19 a massive 12-day strike wave in the Ukraine, centred on the country's coal miners, began drawing to an uneasy close. But the fight had already spread; on June 21 Russian coal unionists began a picket
All over the world Simon Paglia is a volunteer with Saint Vincent de Paul's night patrol in Sydney, which distributes sustenance to the city's homeless. One of these homeless souls belongs to Gerald Franklin. He likes to go about the city
Koalas invade Boral office SYDNEY — Supporters of the Wingham Forest Action Group wielding chainsaws an dressed in koala suits stormed the offices of the Boral Corporation on June 24 to protest against logging of NSW old growth forests.
By Sean Malloy Islamic fundamentalism, and Islam in general, cannot be taken out of historical and political context. Western media hype portraying Islam as an inspiration for terror clouds the real nature of Islam in the Middle East. Green
Brisbane march launches Pride Festival By Nick Everett BRISBANE — Five hundred people participated on Saturday, June 26, in a march and rally organised by the Lesbian and Gay Pride collective as a commemoration of Stonewall and as the
By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — Public Sector Union officials and Department of Social Security management have cooked up an enterprise bargaining package which is currently being put to PSU members around the country for "feedback". The
Ecopolitics VII at Griffith Ecopolitics VII, to be held at Griffith University July 2-4, will have a strong emphasis on global environmental issues and on the links between the environmental, peace, women's and indigenous movements. The
By Nick Johnson PHNOM PENH — A new interim coalition government finally emerged on June 18, nearly three weeks after the end of Cambodia's UN-run elections. The agreement promises an element of stability and the chance to begin desperately
Anti-gay violence in NSW schools By Karen Fredericks SYDNEY — The NSW Gay and Lesbian Teachers and Students Association (GaLTaS) has welcomed the introduction of state legislation prohibiting vilification of homosexuals, but says that
That's History: The Volunteer Graduate Scheme — In the early '50s, a small number of idealistic Australians went to Indonesia to live and work under local salaries and conditions. The first was Herb Feith, who pioneered what was to become the
SNAGS in the New World Order Military strategists have long understood the importance of rigorous psychological training for the formation of an efficient and disciplined fighting force. Indeed, inculcation of a deep-seated and unquestioning
Black women are the most disadvantaged section of South African society, oppressed because of their social class, gender and colour; they are also the greatest victims of violence. Women have the most to gain from a democratic post-apartheid


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