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ATO agency bargain accepted

By Chris Slee

Public Sector Union members in the Australian Taxation Office voted in a series of meetings from May 11 to May 25 to accept the proposed agency bargaining agreement.

The agreement gives a 4%

"How can we build a sustainable society?" was the title of a panel at the International Green Left Conference in April. The panel addressed the questions of how best to work towards achieving a sustainable society, of long-term goals and strategies.

By Chris Spindler

ADELAIDE — Some 7000 teachers, teacher assistants, students, parents, fellow unionists and supporters gathered at a rally on May 24 to defend the public education system. Two hundred and thirty, schools were closed for the

Expectations
"The Australian public are fed up with the machinations of politicians, they are fed up with politicians behaving the way they expect politicians to behave." — Alexander Wooldridge, deposed deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

By Max Lane

MANILA — Following a demonstration of 200 activists from worker, student and urban poor organisations outside the presidential palace on May 28, the Free Lagman Movement was launched. On May 26 agents of Naval Intelligence arrested

More than 1000 people rallied in Melbourne on Sunday, May 8, for the third time in as many weeks to protest against the continuing Serbian war against Bosnia and the hypocrisy and complicity of world leaders. Comprising Bosnians, Croats, Macedonians,

Looking out: That look

By Brandon Astor Jones

I saw a fellow prisoner come into the cell block from outside where the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Centre's administrative offices for G-Unit are. He carefully and deliberately walked

By Stephen Robson

PERTH — Video footage filmed by Channel 10 camera person Jason Thomas was important evidence at the trial of three people arrested during a protest against Operation Sweep on March 26. The two-day trial concluded here on May

Student union fights fees

By Julia Haire

BRISBANE — The University of Queensland's student union will be taking a submission to the education committee of the academic board on May 30 regarding alleged illegal fees imposed on students for

Xanana stands firm as arrests increase

By Jon Land

Xanana Gusmao, imprisoned leader of the East Timorese resistance, has rejected an offer of release into exile. The special adviser of the Indonesian government on Timorese issues, Francisco

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