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By Zohl de Ishtar

"We have come to protect you and bring you civilisation and peace." These are the words the French used in 1843 when 500 armed troops, under cover of four warships, marched through Tahiti, arrested Queen Pomare IV (queen

By Sujatha Fernandes

In all of the apparent outrage expressed by politicians over the French government's decision to resume testing in the Pacific, there has been little mention of the Australian government's own record of nuclear

@f24 = Anger at ship dumping

By Ben Courtice

HOBART — The wreck of the BHP ship Iron Baron on July 10, and the resultant slick of 300 tonnes of fuel oil off the north coast of Tasmania, is one the state's worst environmental

By Alice Davis

ADELAIDE — The royal commission into the Hindmarsh Island bridge fiasco was jolted on July 27 by the one of the key governmental witnesses' withdrawal of his statements. Doug Milera's earlier claims that Aboriginal women's

DSS bans over system failure

By Jim McIlroy

BRISBANE — Union members at Department of Social Security offices and teleservice centres around the country have launched a campaign of bans and reduced public contact hours over

@lhead = Law and Aborigines

@letter = Let us find a way to incorporate Aboriginal customary law into our justice system.

@letter = There have been many examples of ethnic or religious minorities having a large degree of autonomy

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