By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Plans for the national day of action on August 19 are well under way here with an organising committee comprising most unions, as well as involvement from the South Australian Education Network. The rally theme, "For
By Eva Cheng wenty thousand people attended an "open trial" in Erzhou city in the Chinese province of Hubei on May 30 to hear the judgment of 70 defendants, four of whom received death sentences and were executed shortly afterwards. In mid-May,
By Margaret Gleeson In their final appearance of a one-week tour which included meetings in Melbourne and Brisbane, Nicaraguan FSLN members Alejandro Bendana and Zoilamerica Ortega addressed a meeting of 70 in Sydney on July 12. Bendana, former
By Marina Cameron SYDNEY — Judgment was reserved by the Classification Review Board on July 12 on the appeal of four former editors of the La Trobe University student newspaper Rabelais. The editors face criminal charges under the National
By Lynette J. Dumble The Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill of 1996 claims to be about protecting women from harmful drugs, but the rhetoric that ushered the bill through both houses demonstrates that this legislation was more specifically about
Picket Reiths lunch with big business MELBOURNE — On July 18, the Financial Review is hosting a luncheon for the minister for industrial relations, Peter Reith, to discuss the Howard governments new industrial legislation with representatives of
By Corinne Glenn PERTH — "Challenge, Change, Choice" was the theme of the Network of Women Students Australia (NOWSA) conference, held July 8-12 at Edith Cowan University. Some 350 women attended each day's plenary and a plethora of workshops.
By E.A. Selvanathan Some commentators have predicted that since the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) lost the Tamil heartland of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka to the Sri Lankan armed forces, it is the end of the liberation struggle for the
By James Balowski In the wake of large demonstrations against government manipulation to remove Megawati Sukarnoputri as leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI), questions over President Suharto's health have again brought the issue of the
The federal government's June 11 announcement to increase the woodchip export quota by 1 million tonnes from public forests and an unlimited amount from private land spells disaster for what remains of Australia's native forests. While the
By Kim Linden and Sue Bolton MELBOURNE — Workers at the ACI glass plant AGM Spotswood are continuing the fight for their jobs. The dispute could become a test case for the Howard government's industrial relations laws. On June 3, ACI's parent
Sumner Locke Elliott: Writing LifeBy Sharon ClarkeAllen and Unwin, 1996. 292 pp., $24.95Reviewed by Brendan Doyle Sumner Locke Elliott was born in Sydney in the year of the October Revolution and died in New York in 1991, a city he had chosen to call