Supermarket's cheaper "The idea that if you want a dentist or a doctor, you should scurry around to find the cheapest one, is quite inappropriate in a professional sense. The professional relationship is something quite different to buying goods at
Students at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean, occupied the office of the chief executive at the Kingswood campus on March 4. They were protesting against a new parking policy under which students, staff and visitors are required to pay a fee
By Steve Rogers CANBERRA: A debate on the proposed amalgamation between the Public Sector Union (PSU) and the State Public Service Federation provided a lively focus for the first meeting of the ACT branch conference since the PSU Challenge
By Kath Gelber When the Australian women's cricket team travelled to New Zealand recently to compete in an international event, the only reason we got to hear about it was because a cricketer left out of the one-day team claimed that she had
By Tom Kelly A large protest movement has sprung up in Tasmania in response to last month's extension of the permit allowing Pasminco Metals-EZ to continue dumping toxic waste into the ocean. Actions so far have included an angry march and rally
By Dave Holmes MELBOURNE — Some 600 people rallied in front of the Brunswick Town Hall on March 5 to protest against racism and fascism. In recent months the heavily multicultural inner-city suburb has experienced instances of neo-nazi racist
Sinn Fein's Ard Fheis (annual conference) was held in Dublin on February 26-27. Media attention focused on the party's response to a joint statement from the British and Irish prime ministers last December, known as the Downing Street Declaration.
By Brian Rohan The four year battle over the St Patrick's Day parade has cost New Yorkers more than a few headaches and traffic tie-ups — now it will also cost them $150,000 in a settlement with the parade's sponsor, the Ancient Order of
Death of a Nation, the new film on East Timor narrated by Australian journalist JOHN PILGER, has had a major international impact — and has been attacked by the Australian government even before it has been shown here. Pilger, in London, was
Blonde Ambition By Melanie Sjoberg Before You Were Blonde, Adelaide's wild, jean-clad choir, launched Blonde Ambition, its first three-track CD, at the Fringe on February 18 to an unusually sedate but appreciative audience. The vibrant
By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Candidates for the Central Ward in this year's Brisbane City Council election debated local issues at a public meeting organised by the Red Hill/Paddington Residents Group here on February 27. Greens
Qld students lose free transport By Nikki Ulasowski BRISBANE — Public meetings were held last week in a number of schools over the state Labor government cutting access to free public transport for students travelling to school. The
Positive women By March 1993, 721 women had been reported in Australia as diagnosed with HIV infection. This represented 4% of reported diagnoses in Australia. Yet more than a decade into the epidemic, women with HIV remain under-studied,
By Sean Healy CANBERRA — In what was dubbed by its leaders a "high risk strategy", coal miners from as far afield as Collinsville and Bowen in central Queensland marched on Parliament House on March 1 in protest at threatened job losses. The
By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Trying to pack nearly 300 women into the Irish Hall on Friday, February 18, delayed the start of the second birthday celebrations of Women Performing, a regular cultural event on the alternative scene. It was
ADELAIDE — A petition opposing the federal government proposal to increase the pension eligibility age for women to 65 has received an enthusiastic response here over the last few weeks. A national campaign has been launched by the Combined


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