By John Arrowood In his article "Kurds: 'Bush Responsible for Massacre'" (issue 8), Peter Boyle writes: "United States forces occupying southern Iraq ... did nothing to stop Saddam Hussein from brutally crushing the Kurdish revolt and an earlier
Federal regulations giving legal recognition to homosexual relationships in immigration for the first time came into effect on April 15. Australia thus joins a handful of countries (New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway) which acknowledge the
By Peter Boyle A large number of police have been brought into Wodonga to contain a militant picket line by 270 striking workers from Wodonga Meats. The strike, according to the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, was forced by the
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Shadow Over East Timor A documentary by Mandy King and James Kesteven Produced by Shadow Films in association with SBS Television To be screened by SBS TV on Friday, May 3, 11.40 p.m. (11.10 p.m. in Adelaide) Reviewed by Norm Dixon Hidden
Editorial: Money, power and the law A jury finds that Sir Leslie Thiess systematically bribed the Bjelke-Petersen government yet still awards him $55,000 damages against Channel 9, which exposed his crooked dealings; the federal government
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
Right behind you, mate "We're a pretty good combination and I believe Paul will be there with me." — Bob Hawke explaining that he intends to lead the Labor Party into the next elections. What are secretaries for? "I know that it is completely


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