Figments of a MurderBy Gillian HanscombeSpinifex Press, 1995, 264 pp., $16.95 (pb)Reviewed by Kath Gelber Hanscombe has a delightful way of combining conventional narrative with lyrical prose, evident in earlier works including Sybil: The Glide of
Karen Fletcher and Max Lane Move the airport out of Sydney Residents of Sydney's inner south-west are rightly angry about the horrendous levels of noise and air pollution which have accompanied the opening of the third runway at Kingsford Smith
By Chris Slee Tax Office workers have voted to accept a new agency agreement, replacing the 1990 Modernisation Agreement and the 1994 Agency Agreement. Community and Public Sector Union officials admitted that the new agreement is not a good one, but
The building where Green Left Weekly is produced is badly in need of repair. We desperately need help to repair the exterior and interior of part of the building where the brickwork is crumbling away, allowing Sydney's weather to wreak havoc on the
By Allen Myers "Crikeys", said Max, lowering his schooner with a thump. "I'm gonna have to change me religion". That was a bit of a shock. Through all the years I've known him, until last week, Max never had a religion. Now, after seven days or so as
The Australian Women's Party (AWP) formed last year around the central aim of increasing women's parliamentary representation. Recently, it released its industrial policy about which Green Left Weekly's JENNIFER THOMPSON spoke to JENI EASTWOOD.
On February 20, five of the East Timorese seeking refuge inside the Australian embassy in Jakarta were escorted to a nearby hospital. Sometime later, their embassy escorts left the hospital. The next morning the five East Timorese, three of them
By Norm Dixon and Max Watts A radio operator in the blockaded island of Bougainville has reported a gruesome massacre of unarmed civilians by members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and pro-PNG "resistance" groups. The killings took place early
By Iggy Kim HOBART — The Tasmanian Greens launched their federal election campaign here on February 15 to a packed auditorium of more than 200 people. For the House of Representatives, the Greens' candidates are Karen Weldrick for Denison, John
Young people speak out ADELAIDE — Members of the socialist youth organisation Resistance took over part of Rundle mall to hold a speak out on February 16. The action was part of Resistance's campaign in support of the Democratic Socialists and a
The Greens, economics and fairytales The GreensBy Bob Brown and Peter SingerThe Text Publishing Company, 1996. 198 pp., $14.95Reviewed by Lisa Macdonald This book by Green Senate candidates Bob Brown and Peter Singer is the first attempt to
Citizen Initiated Referendums In your February 7th cover story (GLW #218), Pip Hinman outlines the problems with our political system, but for a solution simply says, "We have to create new institutions of democracy that involve a majority of