By Kath Gelber and Liam Mitchell SYDNEY — Staff from every department of ABC TV and Radio held stop-work meetings here on July 17, after planned budget cuts were announced by the federal communications minister, Senator Richard Alston. The
By Afrodity Giannakis The NSW Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) is the biggest provider of English classes to newly arrived migrants and refugees. Until 1993, most of its classes were directly funded by the Department of Immigration and
She says she's at peace with the world — with everything in its place, everything as it should be. What if she gets kicked around. That's the normal state of things. Besides, she can do the same to others — and that's normal too. In
IPRA conference BRISBANE — Seven hundred people attended the International Peace Research Association's 16th general conference. East Timorese Leila Cabarina spoke about the 20 year war on East Timor and the role of youth in the struggle. She
A Lie of the MindBy Sam ShepardDirected by Peter EvansCast: Olivia Brown, Barry Donnelly, Jeff Gane, Bernadette Millar, Avril Peters, George Samuel, Katya Tarnawski and Anthony ThomasNew Theatre, NewtownUntil August 24Reviewed by Allen Myers The New
Sharp debate at left convention By Barry Sheppard Sharp political differences emerged at the second national convention of the Committees of Correspondence (CoC), held in New York over the July 12-14 weekend. The CoC was formed in 1992 by
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge has attacked Century Zinc and its parent corporation RTZ-CRA, after the company reversed its support for state and federal legislation to override native title in order to secure land for
By Steve Rossi SYDNEY — Only weeks after signing an enterprise agreement, employees at SBS Radio and Television were told last week that 10% of staff (about 68 people) would shortly be given involuntary redundancy notices. SBS news and current
Several student organisations have come behind the campaign to build the August 25 national day of solidarity with East Timor. Protest actions against the Australian government's lone international recognition of Jakarta's illegal and brutal
By Val Edwards CANBERRA — ACT activists in the Community and Public Sector Union have formed a new group, Public Sector Fightback (CPSU). While supporting the CPSU national executive-proposed 24-hour strike on July 25, Fightback's members are
By Peter Montague There are about 630 different "active ingredients" in pesticides worldwide. In real-world use, these main ingredients are combined with other chemicals (called "inert ingredients") to make several thousand toxic formulations —
Young women and the media SYDNEY — Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is running an arts project for young women on how the mass media (mis)represents them, affecting body image and cultural expectations. Participants will explore realistic and
Sincerity rules OK "[Bill] Clinton is the first president in American history who has perfected the art of crying out of one eye." — Haley Barbour, US Republican Party chairperson, lamenting the fact that Clinton is a better actor than Ronald
Claude is one of the many thousands of Telecom workers who took separation packages in 1993 as the telecommunications giant downsized. He says it was a voluntary choice in a way, "But if you don't jump, they push you". Management decided how many
Mass meetings of Telstra workers around the country on July 17 sent a message to the Howard government that they oppose the part privatisation of Telstra and are prepared to take further industrial action to fight for their jobs. From Brisbane, Karen
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland government faces a possible $1 billion loss in anticipated income from a bank merger deal aimed at creating a large Queensland-based private bank, according to state financial sources. The new bank would


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