By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — "The New Zealand Alliance experiment has some exciting lessons for Australia", Matt McCarten, secretary/organiser of the NZ Alliance, told a public meeting to launch a new book on the prospects for an Australian alliance
Does our economic stability require that some ... of the population be kept in poverty? — Max Frankel on "What the Poor Deserve", the New York Times. I saw a very poignant cartoon recently. It was a nine frame panel by Matt Groening. He uses the
By Eva Cheng Some 800,000 federal workers were forced to stand down from November 15 after US President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, vetoed two related funding bills passed by the Republican-dominated Congress. The bills were structured to deprive
By Philippa Stanford ADELAIDE — South Australia's mental health services were under-funded, disorganised and excluded some patients, according to a report prepared for Disability Action and the Health and Social Welfare Council. The report, "Beyond
No Entry: Protest in the ParkA Photo EssayBy Nina LandisIntroduction by John PilgerForeword by Iain StewartPublished by Save Albert Park 1995Pre-order price $40Reviewed by Jeremy Smith No Entry is a public record of the struggle to keep Albert Park a
SYDNEY — Fifty environmentalists protested outside the annual general meeting of Boral at the Wentworth Hotel. They demanded that Boral, one of the largest woodchipping companies in Australia, cease its operations. Photo by Ken Bansgrove.
Craig Cormick Based on highly reliable international contacts, leaked documents and horoscopes from several TV magazines, Nostradamus' Media Watch presents a highly accurate forecast of political events across the globe. Nigeria forms new heads of
By Joan Coxsedge I was intrigued by a recent story in the Age about a speech given by Treasurer Ralph Willis at Harvard University. He was discussing the federal government's compulsory superannuation scheme at a seminar co-sponsored by Harvard's
ADELAIDE — The Australian Greens have announced that they will be running in South Australia for the first time in the upcoming federal elections. Green Left Weekly's EMMA WEBB spoke to STEPHEN SPENCE, state convenor of the Australian Greens (SA).
Coming AttractionsBy Ted TallyNew Theatre, SydneyFri & Sat at 8pm and Sun at 5.30pm until December 23. $20/$15. Bookings 519 3403Reviewed by Lisa Macdonald Coming Attractions, the latest production of Sydney's New Theatre, is good entertainment. The
The struggle for the Musgrave Park Aboriginal Cultural Centre By Anthony Brown BRISBANE — Just a stone's throw from the new convention centre is one of the city's most famous public parks — Musgrave Park. Besides being a favourite site for major
A delegation of six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activists visited Tahiti in October to voice their opposition to nuclear testing in the Pacific and to extend their solidarity to the Maohi people. Green Left Weekly's SAM WAINWRIGHT spoke to
Ben Reid reports that 2000 East Timorese and their supporters gathered in Melbourne on November 12 as part of a nationwide series of actions to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Dili massacre. Shirley Shackleton, widow of journalist Greg
By Max Lane On November 12, public protest commemorations of the 1991 massacre in Dili were organised for the first time in Jakarta despite threats from General Hartono, the army chief of staff. About 90 people attended a commemoration organised by
Write on: letters to the editorUnemployment Federal elections must be looming! The latest make-work scheme is receiving a concerted push, at least in Adelaide. New Work Opportunities (NWO) are supposed to help long-term unemployed people obtain work
Public housing sell-off MELBOURNE — The Victorian Minister for Housing Rob Knowles announced on September 7 that the state government will sell the Emerald Hill Estate in South Melbourne. A public outcry halted a 1973 attempt to sell the estate.


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