By Norm Dixon The Melbourne-based Philippines Resource Centre (PRC) has called on the Australian government to direct emergency aid for victims of the Mt Pinatubo volcano eruption through Community Aid Abroad to the non-government, volunteer-based
By wendy Robertson and Elle Morell East Timor — Keeping the Flame Alive Canberra: Australian Council for Overseas Aid 1991 33 pp. $3.00 Reviewed by Wendy Robertson and Elle Morrell Since East Timor was invaded in 1975, it has been ignored
Swiss women fold their arms "Women fold their arms, the country loses its feet", was the slogan that mobilised 200,000 Swiss women — the country's biggest ever demonstration — on June 14. They were among the estimated half million women who
By Craig Cormick In the wake of the recent disastrous cyclone and flooding, Bangladesh self-help organisations have been busily providing local assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims still struggling to survive and re-establish their
By Helen Jarvis PATTAYA, Thailand — This raunchy seaside resort south of Bangkok seems an unlikely location for a breakthrough in the drawn-out negotiations between the government of the State of Cambodia and the resistance forces. But on the
Adelaide trains at a standstill By Theresa Dowding ADELAIDE — Restructuring plans by the State Transit Authority have brought the city's rail service to a halt. An indefinite strike began on June 10. The dispute concerns STA plans to have
By Martin Mulligan On the eve of May Day, Bob Hawke and Wayne Goss were among those who made a pilgrimage to the small Queensland town of Barcaldine to celebrate the ALP's centenary. According to folklore, the humble folk of Barcaldine had a habit
By Rod Webb Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart might have felt flattered by Thomas Beecham's comment that "If I were a dictator I should make it compulsory for every member of the population between the ages of four and 80 to listen to Mozart for at least
By Tracy Sorensen An international meeting in Geneva June 19-28 ended without significant progress on a draft convention to halt climate change. According to Greenpeace atmosphere and energy campaigner Liz Smith, the US government's refusal to
NSW education jobs cut By Rose McCann SYDNEY — The Greiner government has announced that 800 jobs will be axed from the Department of School Education head office. This is two-thirds of all jobs in the department. The government is also


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