NAIDOC march @9point = ADELAIDE — More than 1000 Aboriginal people and supporters rallied for the annual National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) here on July 14. Despite torrential rain, a spirited crowd marched through

MELBOURNE — About 30 members of the Timorese community gathered at Tullamarine Airport on July 20 to welcome 11 of the 18 Timorese boat people who arrived in Darwin on May 30.

By Frances Kelly KENT — Protesters are occupying a piece of woodland as part of a campaign against a new road. The 50 protesters managed to stop bulldozers clearing the last two hectares of a four-hectare area of trees by erecting a hut
By Alex Bainbridge NEWCASTLE — BHP appears confident of little opposition to its plans to eliminate 2000 jobs from its steelworks here before 2002. This will leave only 1000 people employed by BHP in Newcastle, compared with approximately
At 1:30 in the morning of July 12, Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) finally began releasing results from the June 25 legislative and municipal elections, the first held since a US-led military occupation began last September.
By Frank Gollan SYDNEY — A restructure of one of Australia's largest unions threatens to gut democratic functioning and centralise control over the finances and staffing. Voting on the proposed restructure of the PSU Group within the
By Sue Dunn ADELAIDE — The SA government announced on March 21 that it would begin the construction in December of the Southern Expressway, a 21-kilometre freeway from Darlington to Old Noarlunga south of here. Local residents report that
Perth Hiroshima Day By Anne Pavy Perth — The proposed French nuclear tests have multiplied interest in plans for the Hiroshima Day demonstration here. The theme for the rally and march on August 6 at Russell Square will be "Nuclear Tests
Guess what? They didn't mean it! By Kath Gelber @column = Even Labor Party women are starting to criticise their party for not taking seriously the goal of filling 35% of winnable seats with women candidates by the year 2000. The ALP
Ships, planes from US invade Cuban waters In a statement released on July 14, the Cuban government reported that on the previous afternoon, "around 11 ships, six aircraft and two helicopters from the United States penetrated into the waters and
By Jennifer Thompson "There were real massacres. We knew that this could happen. The Serbs have done this many times. That which is going on is genocide." These words, by Dutch economic development minister Pronk, were reported by Frankfurther
Non-joker @lctext = "You ask people here, and they'll tell you I never tell jokes." — Brendan Nelson, Liberal candidate for the safe federal seat of Bradfield, after a dirty joke at a Liberal fundraising dinner fell flat. Trotskyist view