South east tollway opposed

By Dave Riley

BRISBANE — More than 7000 people rallied in the Daisy Hill State Forest on July 31 to protest the state Labor government's plan to forge a new road link between Brisbane and the Gold Coast through

By Renfrey Clarke

MOSCOW — "There is a general feeling — at least among those inclined to be bullish on the subject — that a post-reform Russian economy has dawned, and we are now moving out across the gently rising pastures on the further

That's History — Holding On To Our Culture: The Sikhs in Northern NSW — Banana growing in the Coffs Harbour area is dominated by Sikh people who originally came from Punjab. Many of these people have grandparents who settled in Australia before

Tunnel Vision
By Sara Paretsky
Hamish Hamilton 483 pp., $19.95

By Elmore Leonard
Penguin 265 pp., $14.95
Reviewed by Dave Riley

Norman Mailer said recently that women cannot write good fiction because they "don't have

Interesting exploration of relationships

Directed by Pauline Chan
Starring Saskia Reeves and Robert Reynolds
Ronin Films
Reviewed by Karl Miller

Traps is an interesting exploration of the dynamics of a relationship between two

Edward Scissorhands does Bladerunner — badly!
The Crow
Directed by Alex Proyas
Reviewed by Graham Matthews

The Crow could have been a darkly disturbing film, chronicling the decay of the slightly futuristic inner city, in the style of

Anti-choice fanatics and women

On July 29 Dr John Britton and his companion James Barrett were shot in the head at point-blank range outside a Pensacola, Florida abortion clinic. The murders copycat that of Dr David Gunn in the same town on

Kurnell workers win partial victory

By Dave Mizon

On July 15 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission handed down a decision that places the dispute between Caltex and workers at the Kurnell refinery out of the NSW state industrial

PNG environmentalists reject logging plans

By Freya Pinney

On August 12, the PNG government will consider a Timber Supply Agreement (TSA) proposal. Ursula Rakova, spokesperson for a 14-strong delegation from the Papua New Guinea National

Keating's hypocritical environmentalism

By Dave Wright

MELBOURNE — On August 4, Friends of the Earth condemned Paul Keating's hypocrisy for denouncing resource piracy by Japanese and Malaysian companies, while supporting Australian


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