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Story and photo by Kim Spurway SYDNEY — "Living in Sydney" is the title of a conference being held here August 3-4 to address the issues raised by living in Australia's biggest city. The conference is divided into panel sessions followed by
National transport plan In a welcome recognition of a huge problem, the July 30 special premiers' conference in Sydney is to discuss a national approach to long-distance freight haulage. Unfortunately, the main proposals likely to come out of this
Threatened ginkgo Korea's environmental movement may one day owe its birth to a 1000-year-old ginkgo tree, and a dedicated preservationist, Cha Joon Yup, attempting to save the tree's life. Construction plans for one high-rise apartment in
Academics get political PERTH — Australian academics intend standing candidates in the next federal elections as a protest against government education cutbacks. Eight marginal Labor held seats will be targeted, including four in Western
By Kerry Parnell SYDNEY — More than 2000 lesbians participated in the inspiring conference "Living as Lesbians — Strengthening Our Culture", held at the University of Technology here July 12-14. Women worked together in a collective over
By Debra Wirth The 20,000 tonnes of crude oil which "escaped" into the seas off Western Australia made nationwide front page news for several days running. When it became disabled on Sunday, July 21, the Greek tanker Kirki left a slick at least 90
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The oil spill from the tanker Kirki off the Western Australian coast (see pages 12 and 13) has dramatically focussed attention on the threat of a disaster on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. A 1988 report to a marine
By Kevin Healy In a week when it was revealed that, since the socialist takeover of Canberra in 1983, the poor have become considerably poorer and the rich in True Blue Aussie With the Big Red Heart have become considerably richer, our great and
News by telephone SYDNEY — The Byron Bay-based data communications network Pegasus will play a major role in communications for the June 1992 United Nations environment conference. At a news conference here, Ian Peter, chief executive officer
Sorry Because of lack of space, we were unable to print a number of letters received this week. We will run as many as possible of them in the next issue.

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