Secrecy surrounds the Australian government's plans to sell Australian uranium to Indonesia. But evidence gathered by Greenpeace exposes its eagerness to be a big player in Indonesia's decision to go nuclear over the next decade. PIP HINMAN reports
By Wendy Robertson The Yorta Yorta are the first Victorian Koori group to lodge a land rights claim following the 1992 Mabo decision. The claim is for areas of land along what is now the Victorian-NSW border which are part of their traditional
By Sasha Ltana and Sydney Rainforest Action Group Australia's "quiet achiever", BHP, is a major shareholder and the manager of what is probably the dirtiest mine in the world: the Ok Tedi open cut copper mine of Papua New Guinea. The mine
Zanny Begg All in the family Just before the federal budget, Channel 7's current affairs program, Real Life, featured a story on young people who leave home because of the attraction of welfare payments for the homeless. Young people who
Sixteen sacked over safety issue By Elle Morrell MELBOURNE — Sixteen steel fixers and carpenters have been sacked from a construction site at St Vincents Hospital for taking a stand over a safety issue. When a three-metre iron
By Stephen Robson PERTH — The case of Helen Carr, brought to public attention by Jim Scott, the Greens (WA) member for South Metropolitan, in the Legislative Council on August 18, seems to indicate that little protection exists for individuals
Call to lift ban on Pramoedya's work According to an August 23 Jakarta Post report, 70 leading Indonesian authors and artists have asked the government to lift its ban on the publication of the works of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, whose novels have
"Mate, he's smiling." With these words, one cynical old union official described how he saw industrial relations minister Laurie Brereton's position after he had been jeered, catcalled and hissed by a hostile ACTU congress. Smiling? After such a
In the stars By Lucifer Skycrawler What's in the stars? Hydrogen, mostly. Helium too, especially in the older ones. Traces of heavier elements. Oh yes: heat, lots of it. So it's certainly not surprising that the stars can determine
By Chris Spindler ADELAIDE — Patrick Dodson, chairperson of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, spoke to more than 200 students and staff at Flinders University on August 18 on the results of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in


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