By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Since the end of July, the Russian government has been challenged by the largest wave of strikes since the coal industry struggles of 19891991. Even more impressive than the size of the actions has been the range
Compulsory viewing for judges Below the Belt A play by Daniel Scott Starring Imogen Annesley and Duncan Piney Crossroads Theatre, Sydney until September 12, then Universal Theatre in Melbourne, September 1425 Reviewed by Barry Healy
Mabo: A Symbol of Sharing Mabo: A Symbol of Sharing By Sean Flood Published by Fink Consultancy, 13/169 Liverpool St Sydney 2000 31pp $15 Reviewed by Barry Healy Sean Flood, the New South Wales public defender, has self-published
Animal Lib billboards censorsed By Karen Fredericks SYDNEY — Animal Liberation posters publicising the plight of battery hens and factory pigs have been removed from Sydney railway stations by the advertising company paid to place them
CANBERRA — On August 14 about 100 people rallied in response to a call by the Coalition Against Racism. Speakers highlighted the racism that has been stirred up since the Mabo case and the need for people to oppose it. Many people passing
By Pip Hinman The tax on petrol in last week's federal budget received a mixed response from environmentalists. Hailed by the Australian Conservation Foundation as a long-overdue environmental and health reform, Greenpeace and the
By Cipto R. JAKARTA — The United States has threatened to withdraw from Indonesia the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), a system of tariff concessions, if the Suharto government does not improve workers' conditions. Among the GSP
Australian Greens hold first conference By James Basle CANBERRA — The first national conference of the Australian Greens, held over the weekend of August 13-15, set as its aim winning increased representation at all levels of
Students and the budget By Rebecca Meckelberg While tertiary students knew that the 1993 federal budget would offer few gifts, many have been shocked that a Labor government could introduce measures that mean the end of any notion of free
By Peter Boyle "The primary objective of this budget is jobs", said federal treasurer John Dawkins in his budget speech on August 17. However, the budget did little to tackle the problem beyond a modest stimulus to the economy, a few more


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