By Corinne Glenn The ABC has become the latest target of the coalition government's austerity drive. Mark Brook from Friends of the ABC (WA branch) says, "The Howard government claims that the current ABC is elitist; therefore public funding should
By Liam Mitchell SYDNEY — The NSW government has been forced to abandon its plan to slash 1800 jobs, close a number of hospitals and cut the funding to others in order to increase the number of hospital beds in outlying suburbs. Health minister
By Israel Shahak According to most Israeli pollsters, the electoral power of the left (composed currently of the Labour party, Meretz and the "Arab parties") and the right, usually allied with the religious parties and comprising the rest of the
By Peter Montague In late 1993 the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association unanimously approved Policy Statement 9304, urging US industry to stop using the chemical chlorine. APHA is a professional society, founded in 1872,
By Norm Dixon The Australian government should immediately demand the return of the Iroquois combat helicopters and completely reassess its military aid to Port Moresby, Moses Havini, Australian representative of the pro-independence Bougainville
By Eva Cheng On July 2, the Consumers Union of Japan launched a consumer boycott campaign against Chinese products in an attempt to pressure Beijing against conducting more nuclear weapons tests. Beijing's test planned for September is the
By Alex Bainbridge and Annette Maguire LISMORE — All sections of the environment movement were represented among the 600 people who gathered here for the annual Students and Sustainability conference between July 1-5. Students from every campus
The Tan FamilyBy Rithy PanhSBS Television. Sunday, July 21, 8pm (7.30 in SA)Previewed by Allen Myers This is a stark documentary of a Cambodian peasant family repatriated from a camp in Thailand in 1992 as part of the UN-supervised elections which
By Chris Slee Members of the Community and Public Sector Union employed by the Australian Taxation Office will meet between July 15 and 19 to vote on recommendations for work bans put by the union's Tax Division executive. The proposals include a
Racism's long history By Barry Sheppard Imagine this scenario: A 19-year-old black man, Dick Rowland, works as a shoe-shine "boy" in a high-rise department store. He takes a break to go to the "coloured" bathroom, and has to take an elevator
A Veritable Dynamo: Lloyd Ross and Australian Labour 1901-1987By Stephen HoltUniversity of Queensland Press, 1996. 196 pp., $29.95 (pb)Reviewed by Phil Shannon Lloyd Ross made "a lasting contribution to genuine social — but definitely not socialist
By John Nebauer BRISBANE — As part of their campaign to overturn the Native Title Act and undermine the ability of Aboriginal communities to defend their interests against corporate giants, the Queensland and federal governments are attempting to