Work for the dole: it's already here While parliamentarians of all persuasions flirt with various work-for-dole schemes, one section of the population has been living with it for 15 years. Aborigines in many remote communities and even some urban

MELBOURNE — In another round of union action against draconian job cuts promised by the Kirner Labor government, members of the Victorian Secondary Teachers Association working in the state's school support centres struck for one day on June 27. At

By wendy Robertson and Elle Morell East Timor — Keeping the Flame Alive Canberra: Australian Council for Overseas Aid 1991 33 pp. $3.00 Reviewed by Wendy Robertson and Elle Morrell Since East Timor was invaded in 1975, it has been ignored

Swiss women fold their arms "Women fold their arms, the country loses its feet", was the slogan that mobilised 200,000 Swiss women — the country's biggest ever demonstration — on June 14. They were among the estimated half million women who

By Norm Dixon The Melbourne-based Philippines Resource Centre (PRC) has called on the Australian government to direct emergency aid for victims of the Mt Pinatubo volcano eruption through Community Aid Abroad to the non-government, volunteer-based

By Helen Jarvis PATTAYA, Thailand — This raunchy seaside resort south of Bangkok seems an unlikely location for a breakthrough in the drawn-out negotiations between the government of the State of Cambodia and the resistance forces. But on the

Adelaide trains at a standstill By Theresa Dowding ADELAIDE — Restructuring plans by the State Transit Authority have brought the city's rail service to a halt. An indefinite strike began on June 10. The dispute concerns STA plans to have

By Craig Cormick In the wake of the recent disastrous cyclone and flooding, Bangladesh self-help organisations have been busily providing local assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims still struggling to survive and re-establish their

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 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


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