Parliament locks out MPs By Ray Smith HOBART — The speaker of state parliament, Graeme Page, will introduce legislation in the new year to protect members of parliament from their constituents. This follows an embarrassing incident
International Playhouse — The House by the River — By Barbara Sapergia. It's a custom at funerals not to say anything bad about the departed, publicly at least. But afterwards? Allison Ransome takes her chances and turns up at her own wake. A
By Max Lane "November 12 reflected the tenacity of the struggle for freedom and justice. November 12 was the sound of the trumpet of Timorese youth announcing to the world their revolt against the denial of fundamental rights of the East
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,
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
Live Wood By Paul Weller Polygram Reviewed by Arun Pradhan I'll come clean from the start. I was a Paul Weller fan. How could you not be? After all, he was the driving force behind the Jam. Throughout the late '70s, this band
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
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
Labor deregulation to unleash loggers By Paul Oboohov SYDNEY — As New South Wales counts down to the state election in March, the Wilderness Society's Western Sydney branch hosted a forum asking whether Carr Labor would make a difference
Fundamentalists As Brandon Astor Jones says (GLW #166) we should be worried by the rise of the fanatical right, epitomized by the armed anti-abortionists. We should also begin more searchingly to ask the question "Why?". Can we see
Comment by Del Cassidy With airplanes carrying passengers half way around the world in less than a day, the technological revolution that began in the last century has compressed the world in time if not in actual distance. Rapid travel,
By Stephen Robson I've never met Graham Richardson, but then again, I have. I did a spell in Young Labor and the ALP, and I came across more than a few Graham Richardsons. They were mainly men, but now it seems there are a few more women who
By Chris Spindler 2020 vision statements are papers presented by people associated with the CSIRO which are intended to highlight options, possibilities and choices. Their aim is to stimulate thought and discussion about the future. Dr John
Faraway, So Close Directed by Wim Wenders With Otto Sander, Willem Dafoe and Natassja Kinski Reviewed by Vannessa Hearman The sequel to Wings of Desire continues the angel theme, with angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) finally joining the humans
By Max Anderson LONDON — Thirty thousand university students marched in the pouring rain from Battersea Park in South London to Hyde Park on November 9, to protest against cuts in student grants and university budgets. Not content with
Anger over Sydney runway noise By Barry Healy SYDNEY — Federal minister for transport Laurie Brereton is embroiled in another controversy following the disastrous opening of the third runway at Sydney airport to commercial traffic on


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