By Norm Dixon According to a report in the Port Moresby Post-Courier, Martin Miriori, the representative of the Bougainville Interim Government based in the Solomon Islands, has been forced to fly to the Netherlands, where he has been granted
'Ethnia' is the elevator "A victim of racism can also be a perpetrator of sexism. And indeed, a victim of racism can be a perpetrator of racism as well. Victimization can no longer be permitted to function as a halo of innocence." — Angela
SkylightBy David HareDirected by Roger HodgmanThe Wharf Theatre, Sydney, until June 15Reviewed by Brendan Doyle This Melbourne Theatre Company production of British left-wing playwright David Hare's latest play is one of the theatre highlights of
By Annette Wade MELBOURNE — Since the federal election, the Commonwealth Department of Housing and Regional Development has been totally abolished. Public housing and the Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP) have been moved to the Department of
Tinkering with the market to save the planet Markets, the state and the environment — towards integrationEdited by Robyn EckersleyMacMillan Education Australia, 1995. $32.95Reviewed by Chow-Wei Cheng This book contains papers that were presented
JAKARTA — Four hundred students demonstrated at the national parliament here on May 2 in protest against the murder of 24 students by the military in Makassar, Sulawesi. On April 22, about 500 students rallied in Makassar for the lowering of public
By Cameron Parker SYDNEY — Worksafe Australia, the federal government's occupational health and safety (OHS) agency, has had its funds cut by over $10 million by the Howard Liberal government, with 118 of staff positions (over half) being
By Conor Twyford WELLINGTON — An election as early as September is now on the cards in New Zealand following the resignation on April 23 of the New Zealand First MP for Hawkes Bay, Michael Laws. Laws, who left the National Party in March to join
TSURUGA, Japan — Nuclear expert Professor Jochen Benecke said after meetings with Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) officials at the end of March that he is not convinced by the company's safety analysis of its ability to
Trammit! — A time tramalogue for radio. Why does Melbourne still have trams? Why did Sydney — "the second largest network in the British Empire" — do away with trams in the 1950s? And why are cities like Los Angeles and Sydney discussing
By Pip Hinman "The death in custody of a 22-year-old man [on April 24] is further proof of the total disregard to implement all of the Royal Commission recommendations into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody by the Court government in Western Australia",
By Natasha Simons Attacks on jobs, wages and welfare are coming thick and fast under the Howard government, the latest being an attempt to get more young homeless people off social security benefits. On May 1, the federal government announced the
From April 14 to 16, more than 50 delegates from around Indonesia met at an extraordinary congress to discuss the future of the Peoples Democratic Union (PRD). During the last 18 months, the PRD has developed as the most systematic, militant,
CPSU activist Ben Courtice writes from Hobart that 153 CPSU members working in the Australian Public Service attended a meeting last week to discuss plans to fight cuts to the APS. The meeting discussed the motion from the National Executive and an
By Reihana Mohideen MANILA — Romeo Estropigan, a BMP labour organiser, was kidnapped soon after the May Day rally. Eight armed men brandishing pistols blocked the taxi he was in and dragged him out. Seven other members of the BMP who were with
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A mass meeting of CPSU members here on April 30 discussed the Howard government's attack on the federal public service and began to plan an industrial response. The meeting in the Brisbane City Hall heard union state


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