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 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
By Bronwen Beechey On August 28, Melbourne's oldest arts festival will leap into its second decade, with organisers predicting a bigger and more diverse festival than ever. The Melbourne Fringe Festival has become a showcase for alternative
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
By Sean Malloy Fourteen members of a caravan carrying humanitarian aid for Cuba are close to a month of hunger striking which began after their little yellow school bus was detained on the Texas-Mexico border by US authorities in late July.
Keating caves in to mining companies on Mabo By Peter Boyle The Keating government has pulled the rug from under Aboriginal people in the post-Mabo negotiations by agreeing to help state governments validate all land titles granted since
By Stephen Marks HAVANA — The Latin American left is presented with historic opportunities which could dramatically change the face of the continent in the next 18 months. According to Brazilian Workers Party leader Luiz Inácio
250 days of Richmond school occupation By Alex Bainbridge MELBOURNE — The Richmond Secondary College Occupation released an Occupiers' Handbook on August 19 to mark the 250th day of the occupation. Richmond Secondary College (RSC)
By Amanda George The first private prison opened in Australia in 1990. In just three years, Australia now has the highest percentage of prisoners in private prisons in the world. Private security is one of the fastest growing industries in


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