Journalists act against Murdoch's attack By Tully Bates ADELAIDE — Attempts by Rupert Murdoch's Advertiser newspaper to lure journalists away from their union have met a poor response: only 34 out of 200 have left the union and signed
By Stephen Robson Meeting in Melbourne on November 2 and 3, representatives of 25 Aboriginal organisations declared the federal government's funding for land acquisition inadequate. Aaron Ross, the publicity officer for the New South Wales
Pacific women in struggle Daughters of the Pacific By Zohl de Ishtar Spinifex Press. $23.95 Reviewed by Samantha Lazzaro Zohl de Ishtar first became involved with the Pacific in 1971, when as a student she participated in a camp on
Perth workers rally against safety changes By Anthony Benbow PERTH — More than 1500 workers rallied on the steps of Parliament House on November 16. The WA Trades and Labour Council organised the rally in opposition to the Court
By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — Revelations that Queensland authorities had ignored the total failure of the state's anti-pollution laws for many years underlined the urgent need for establishment of an independent environmental authority,
Tertiary fees exclude women By Michael Tardif Two studies released last week have further emphasised the likely impact of the federal government's push towards user pays tertiary education. Universities have been able to charge fees
By Robyn Marshall BRISBANE — Thirty Salvadorans have been on strike since November 17 at a roller door factory, Steel-Line Doors, at Sumner Park in Brisbane's western suburbs. They say they have been subjected to racial discrimination, and
Representatives of some of South Africa's most powerful trade unions and civic organisations have called for an immediate and total ban on the importation of toxic waste. The Department of Environment Affairs — controlled by the National Party
By Max Lane Indonesia's largest independent national student organisation, Students in Solidarity with Democracy for Indonesia (SSDI), issued a statement on November 13 in support of the 29 students occupying the US Embassy compound. SSDI
House of Cards — If you didn't see it the first time round, make sure you catch it this time. This four-part series is set in post-Thatcher Britain, with the obvious question who is to be the next PM. Ian Richardson is superb as the chief whip, and
The following speech was given by the Cuban foreign minister, ROBERTO ROBAINA, to the 49th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on October 3, 1994. While we are here making speeches, the military occupation of a small and impoverished
Dealing in death In September, the federal parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade reported on the implications of Australian arms exports. While the majority opinion somewhat predictably emphasised