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By Shirley Johnston As everyone knows, 550 oil wells are burning in Kuwait. Six million barrels of oil — one million tons — are going up in smoke daily, creating a smog so thick that car headlights have to be used during the day, and dropping

Criminals exploit black youth By Leon Harrison PERTH — Aboriginal youth are being exploited by adults who are forcing them into housebreaking and theft, according to Aboriginal Legal Service executive officer Rob Riley. Riley said that an

Democracy does not depend on dynasties By Kamal Mahotra I am greatly distressed and disappointed by much of the Australian media's coverage of the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Many of the reports show a lack of

By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — Since April, when the ACTU launched its "campaign" for the full Accord Mark VI against the Industrial Relations Commission's "rotten egg" decision, industrial relations junkies have been speculating how the wage fixation

Next issue Next Monday, our usual printing day, is a public holiday in NSW. The next issue of Green Left, dated June 12, will therefore be printed a day late. The normal printing schedule will resume with the following issue.

By Catherine Brown PERTH — "More public sector jobs not less" demands the log of claims being served on the state ALP government by the combined government sector unions. The log was adopted at a May 29 shop stewards' meeting. "The issue we

Editorial: After the NSW elections The May 25 NSW election confirms the unpopularity of all the main parties. Around the country, there are now five minority governments relying on the support of independents: NSW, South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT

By Steve Painter The Hawke-Keating government was a product of the speculative boom of the '80s. With the boom over, most of the big borrowers bankrupt and Australia in the midst of its deepest recession since the 1930s, the government is in

Death in Brunswick Written and directed by John Ruane Rated M Reviewed by Angela Matheson Sam Neill is Carl, a downwardly mobile loser caught in the seamier side of life in ethnic inner-city Melbourne. Newly appointed as chef in a seedy night

Demand for real land rights By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Queensland Aborigines are not happy with "land rights" legislation passed by state parliament at 2 a.m. on May 31. The legislation does not give Aboriginal people real ownership over land

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