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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

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 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.

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

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 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

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

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