Tough luck for most women
On August 27, the NSW Young Labor state conference elected its first all-female leadership. The next day the Sydney Morning Herald ran a story on Liz McNamara and Joanna Woods, the new president and secretary respectively.

Thousands of university and high school students took to the streets on August 29 as part of a national day of action called by the National Union of Students. The large turnout of high school students at only two weeks' notice added a new dimension

East Timor pledge in NZ
The Auckland East Timor Independence Committee has asked candidates in the October parliamentary elections to sign a pledge binding them to support a change in NZ's policy on East Timor so that Wellington recognises the East

Approximately 20,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides are stored in Africa, often in containers that leak toxic waste into the environment, according to a recent UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report. FAO calls on agrochemical companies to share

By Corinne Glenn
PERTH — Many students at Curtin University aren't aware that at many other universities student guilds and student representative councils play a part in building rallies against the Liberals' attacks on education as well as

Heat on APEC energy ministers
By Jonathan Strauss
SYDNEY — In an international appeal signed by 64 community groups from around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) urged an Asia Pacific Economic

By Brian Martin
Gun control is typically presented as a measure to reduce the dangers of murder, suicide and accident. But it can also be interpreted as "disarming the people". After all, "gun control" takes weapons out of the hands of ordinary

Waiting for Lefty
Here we are together again. It's been a week since we last met. So how's it been?
You may be a regular, then again you may not. At least you have the paper within your grasp — now turning the pages to see what catches your

On August 19, it was disclosed that the New Zealand National Party government was planning to proceed with the privatisation of the Forestry Corporation, despite the fact that the government could well be turned out in national elections on October

Indonesian struggle for democracy — The Suharto regime has launched a major crackdown against the democracy movement in Indonesia. Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) has launched an emergency campaign to win the release of


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