After the defeat in the Federal Court of his bid to ban mobile phones in offshore immigration detention centres, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Peter Dutton is trying another strategy to subvert the court’s August ruling.

Mobile phones are already prohibited in onshore immigration detention centres and on Christmas Island for refugees who tried to come to Australia by boat.

The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), long considered South Africa's most important liberation movement after the African National Congress (ANC), surprised many with its massive electoral failure in the April elections. The PAC won 1.3% of the national
Hardly a day goes by without some Labor politician calling for an end to Labor's "three mines" uranium policy. The representative body for the Top End Aboriginal communities, the Northern Land Council, has also thrown its weight behind these calls.
Militarism It would appear the bourgeois merchants of death are preparing an ideological onslaught on the minds of the Australian masses, in the run up to the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2. Shopping last week at Garden
By Chris Spindler ADELAIDE— The South Australian budget, brought down on August 25, has come under increasing criticism from unions, the community health sector, welfare organisations and political groups. As a result of the
Looking out: Human beings By Brandon Astor Jones "Let us call it by the name which, for lack of any other nobility, will at least give the nobility of truth, and let us recognise it for what it essentially is: a revenge." —
Big Mac versus small fries By Paul Tobias The silence is deafening! Unbeknownst to 99% of Australians, the "McLibel" defamation case is now raging in a London courtroom. Chicago-based McDonald's Corporation is suing
Asian Theatre Festival SYDNEY — The second Sydney Asian Theatre Festival continues at the Belvoir Street Theatre until October 1. Five unusual and intriguing presentations are offered. The Return, by Ta Duy Binh, is a poetic
By Jennifer Thompson SYDNEY — A recent decision against the Transport Workers Union in the NSW Industrial Commission, limiting the award safety net for workers covered by enterprise agreements, has sparked a call by state secretary Steve
Censorship and repression in Uruguay By Jorge Jorquera A demonstration in Montevideo in support of Basque nationalists seeking refuge in Uruguay was brutally broken up by police on August 24. A number of people were killed, some
JOAN COXSEDGE and GERRY HARANT continue a debate about ASIO with David McKnight. Instead of responding in endless detail to McKnight's reply (to our criticism of his book, we concentrate on the ideological divide between us. Reverting to
Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare 1945-1960 By Christopher Simpson Oxford University Press, 1994. 204 pp. Reviewed by Brian Martin Before reading this book, I thought that psychological
By Silvia Cuevas September is a sad month for many Chileans: the month in which Salvador Allende's government was overthrown by Pinochet, and the month in which Pablo Neruda, one of Latin America's greatest poets, passed away.
Hunger striker meets WA environment minister By Anne Pavy PERTH — Hunger striker Phil Gregory met with the Western Australian environment minister Kevin Minson on the steps of state parliament on September 9.
A Song for Cuba SYDNEY — The committee "A Song for Cuba" is organising a cultural artistic festival which will take place September 20-25 in various venues here. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the worldwide
A democratic victory? By Kath Gelber From the year 2002 women will hold at least 35% of ALP seats in both state and federal parliaments in Australia, according to an agreement reached by the ALP national executive which is


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