By Alison Dellit

CANBERRA — The creation of a separate ACT public service is looking even more doubtful after a mass meeting on May 25 decided to carry out an industrial campaign if outstanding demands are not met.

The meeting followed an

Survey documents anti-lesbian/gay violence

By Kath Gelber

Violence against lesbians and gay men is "endemic" according to a report released in Victoria by Gay Men and Lesbians Against Discrimination (GLAD). The report found 70% of lesbians

By Bronwen Beechey
and Dave Holmes

MELBOURNE — Last December, when the Kennett government announced that the 1996 Australian Formula One Grand Prix would be held in inner-suburban Albert Park, the media did their best to provide an

By Susan Price

BRISBANE — The Brisbane City Council has been forced to release plans for a $60 million inner-city freeway, after details were leaked to local media here last month. The joint council and state government project to construct a

By Chris Spindler

May 24 was a day when the country came to the city. High winds picked up some 22 million tonnes of topsoil every six hours from the drought-stricken regions of South Australia and deposited a good portion of it over urban

'Operation Sweep' renamed

By Sean Healy

PERTH — Barely three weeks after declaring the suspension of "Operation Sweep", the police intend to relaunch it under the new name "Operation Family Values".

"Sweep", begun in January, was

Blues on the road

In My Time
Charlie Musselwhite
Reviewed by Jill Hickson

Here is an album of acoustic blues, '50s swing-style blues and contemporary blues played with remarkable clarity and rhythm.

In this

Whose magazines?

The battle for shares of the women's magazine market is on. And the field is full — there's New Idea, Woman's Day, New Weekly, That's Life, Who Weekly (essentially a pure gossip column but, interestingly, classified as a

Pleasure plays World Environment Day

Pleasure for the Sixth Sense is an ever-changing and growing organism. Since its inception two years ago, it has strived to constantly redefine and re-invent it musical identity.

Born from Brisbane's

By Jolyon Campbell

As Croatia's autocratic president Franjo Tudjman and his ruling party the HDZ prepared to celebrate their fourth national day on May 30, the people of Croatia had little to be joyous about.

With a third of Croatia's


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