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Health workers take action for wage rises, jobs

By Kim Linden

MELBOURNE — The Health Services Union of Australia (HSUA) imposed work bans on July 27 at several hospitals in Victoria for a 14% wage claim, job security and an

European MPs' protest against Chirac

By Frances Kelly

LONDON — When French President Jacques Chirac spoke in the European parliament on July 11, he was shouted down by MPs in protest at France's resumption of nuclear tests in

By Jennifer Thompson

SYDNEY — Reports in the July 29-30 Australian, which indicate that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has admitted that it had more than one spy in Ananda Marga at the time of the February 1978

@column = At the end of June, Green Left Weekly sent a letter to each of our subscribers. In the letter, we pointed out that the end of the financial year was approaching, and that we were behind schedule on our fundraising. We needed to draw on the

By Lisa Macdonald

"Nowadays, being green is seen as a core political value, even at the conservative end of politics", says the cover article in the July 25 issue of the Bulletin, titled "The Green Smokescreen". We are all green now, says

Local council prosecuted

@9point = ADELAIDE — On July 24, the Kingscote district council was found guilty of contravening section 26 of the Native Vegetation Act as a result of clearing roadside vegetation on Kangaroo Island between

By Michael Garay

President Fidel Ramos opened the 10th Congress on July 24 with the executive's traditional "state of the nation address" in a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. At the same time, 80,000 people

Miranda

By Stephen Sewell

East Coast Theatre Company

Directed by Joseph Uchitel

With Peter Phelps, Dee Smart and Julian Leather

Wharf Theatre, Sydney, until August 19

Reviewed by Allen Myers

For my money,

By Eva Cheng

In 1963, when the United States, the Soviet Union and Britain announced their plans to stop atmospheric nuclear tests, the French governor of Tahiti claimed, "Not a single particle of radioactive fallout [from France's pending

Sex work decriminalisation defeated

By Penny Saunders

ADELAIDE — The Brindal bills to decriminalise prostitution were defeated in the SA parliament on July 27, by a vote of 16-28.

Sex workers will continue their

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