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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

By Tom Flanagan and Steve Painter HOBART — While the ALP national conference marked no turn away from the Hawke government's disastrous social and economic policies, Victorian left delegate Lindsay Tanner is "reasonably confident that you will

By Rose McCann Burn Marks By Sara Paretsky Virago, 1991. 340 pp. $12.95 Reviewed by Rose McCann Great stuff. A new Sara Paretsky crime novel is always a real treat. In this, her sixth novel featuring gutsy Chicago private detective V.I.

By Norm Dixon The Australian government will continue to give Papua New Guinea over $50 million annually in military aid despite admissions that this assistance has been used in atrocities committed against civilians. The commander of PNG armed

By Norm Dixon The Papua New Guinea government has attempted to smash the class boycott by university students demanding a fresh general election. Police entered the University of PNG campus on June 19 and arrested at least four leaders of the

The new parliament house em = By Subhash Jaireth em = (translated from the Hindi) First the hill was cut with explosives bulldozers and perforators. Then her brown wound was stuffed with iron stones and glass. Then her

By Steve Painter History is against the Serbian-dominated Yugoslav government in its attempt to hold the federation together by force of arms. While the federal army was able to roll through Slovenia and seize control of border posts and key

CANBERRA — Welfare rights groups here hope to throw a spanner in the works of the Newstart scheme. The scheme requires unemployed people who have been on benefits for 12 months to sign agreements which CES officers decide are reasonable. If

By Steve Painter SYDNEY — After a campaign that almost resulted in his election to the NSW upper house, Ian Cohen is optimistic about the future of the green electoral movement. "I feel quite confident at the next state election we'll get

By Phil Shannon NASA probably didn't intend it, but those early space flight pictures of "Spaceship Earth" galvanised an environmental consciousness and movement. As the astronomer Carl Sagan put it, many environmental activists were "stimulated

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