Sustaining Our Forests By Kara Joss 1994. 121 pp. $15 Reviewed by Lisa Macdonald Sustaining Our Forests is a much needed and very useful resource for both the novice and the well informed on forest conservation in Australia. The product of
Corporate sponsorship of schools growing By Heidi Pegrem SYDNEY — A report presented to the national conference of the Australian Education Union on January 20 revealed that corporate sponsorship of schools is expanding in all states,
No exceptions "Anything is available to be sold if the price is right." — Ron Ward, general manager of TNT Harbourlink, which owns the Sydney monorail, on suggestions that the eyesore might be removed by government. Read my intentions "We
ADELAIDE — On February 8 members of Sydney's campaign against the third runway treated people in Rundle Mall to tape recordings of aircraft noise as part of a national tour to highlight how intolerable the noise is. The demonstration aimed to
Agency bargaining scrapes through By Phil Shannon CANBERRA — An agency bargaining agreement has been narrowly accepted by members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) in the federal Department of Human Services and Health. With
Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues By Paul Oliver Cambridge University Press, 1994. 384 pp., $18.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Discovering the blues can be a life-altering revelation. A Bessie Smith record on ABC radio 20-odd
End woodchipping The "Independent Environment Coalition" has sprung up in Byron Bay, with local action on major environmental policy. Convenor and film-maker, Bob Cummins, wants to see big changes in economic policies to rescue farmland and
Looking out: Setting the record 'straight' By Brandon Astor Jones "The bombardment of negative imagery is not only having a devastating effect on blacks', especially black youths', view of themselves, but also on how others see them." —
ADELAIDE — 1000 public sector workers from the miscellaneous division of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union unanimously rejected the Liberal government's meagre enterprise bargaining pay offer at a stop-work meeting on February
Green Left Weekly has passed a further milestone in its publishing as an independent progressive newspaper. Recently, the millionth copy rolled off the presses. Sometime late in 1994, Green Left entered a very exclusive club of progressive
By Lisa Macdonald In direct response to the battle over the federal government's woodchip export licences decision, the environment movement will be back on the streets of most of the nation's capitals over the next two weeks. The plans for
On December 30, two Brookline (Boston), Massachusetts, reproductive health clinics suffered the cold-blooded murders of two women. The women fatally shot were 25-year-old Shannon Lowney and 38-year-old Lee Ann Nichols, who worked as receptionists for
Women oppose new Criminal Code By Kerry Vernon Brisbane — A broad coalition of women's and legal groups has been formed to expose the inequities for women in the proposed new Criminal Code and to stop the Queensland government from
By Boris Kagarlitsky and Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — During the Gorbachev years, the popular Russian journalist Alexander Kabakov published a science fiction story entitled The Non-Returnee, in which he described the horrors of life after
The Nama Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) of Sri Lanka was formed in 1977 by people who were a faction within the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP). In the 1960s the LSSP had a very large base within the working class and among peasants. However, during its
Arbitration in DEET dispute By Paul O'Brien CANBERRA — Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) staff in the ACT voted for a national delegates committee recommendation to lift all bans and other industrial action on


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