By Claire Wagner Brisbane's Fortitude Valley rocketed to national notoriety when the ABC screened scenes outside brothels and disclosed police corruption. CLAIRE WAGNER looks at the less "newsworthy" but more important issue of redevelopment.

Great tradition "Having lost 21 of the last 23 elections, it is a double blow to the true believers and supporters to have to face the fact that one of the party's brightest hopes has been crippled by a campaign that should have been an

Radioactive leakage from Moruroa The presence of radioactive cesium-134 has been confirmed by analysis of plankton sampled last year in international waters close to France's nuclear test site at Moruroa in the South Pacific, according to a report

By Andrew Kopkind Capitalism, we are told daily by the commercial media, is triumphant. But is it really? In this article from the US Nation, ANDREW KOPKIND argues that there is still a future for socialism. The great debate about the nature of

By Vanessa Johanson MELBOURNE — Apollo Bay, Cape Otway, and Lorne are beautiful beaches many Victorians associate with summer holidays. Yet these coastal forests are used for things other than sunning and surfing. For 150 years the forests of

New national meeting? The Brisbane-based "Australian Green Working Group" is circulating a letter calling for a national meeting on the question of a green party, probably in November. The proposal is based on a controversial call at the June 16

By Peter Gellert MEXICO CITY — Latin American left and democratic parties and movements met here June 12-15. The gathering, a continuation of the San Paulo forum held last year at the initiative of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT), was attended

By Tom Flanagan and Steve Painter In eclipse throughout the Hawke years, the Labor Party left is showing signs of re-emerging as an important force, both in the party and in national politics. For many, the first indication of the left's

Hot air at smog summit By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — An election promise by Liberal Premier Nick Greiner in the run-up to the NSW elections on May 25 has been fulfilled. A "smog summit" was held July 4-5 to talk about the Sydney region's worsening

BRISBANE — As a result of the Accord and enterprise bargaining, "the rank and file have less say in union affairs than ever before," Transport Workers Union Brisbane branch secretary Hughie Williams told an all-day seminar on June 30. Williams said


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