International news briefs Worldwide attacks on unionists rise Hundreds of trade union members were murdered and thousands of others injured or arrested across the world in 1995 according to a report released by the International Confederation of
By Roberto Jorquera BRISBANE — Forty-five anti-racist activists met at the Metro Arts centre here on October 14. Meeting participants included Aboriginal pastor Reg Yates, representatives from the Chinese Forum, the Murri community, the
By Douglas Kelly CANBERRA — Early in 1994, opponents in the ANU Staff Association of the National Tertiary Education and Industry Union "National Framework Agreement" predicted the following consequences of enterprise bargaining (EB):
By Norm Dixon Papua New Guinea's leading radical group, Melanesian Solidarity (Melsol), is under increasing pressure from its supporters to form a party committed to the country's poor, the group's national general secretary, Peti Lafanama, told
Where political meets personal The Hope of the WorldBy Errol O'NeillDirected by Aane NeemeQueensland Theatre CompanyCremorne Theatre, QueenslandPerforming Arts Complex until November 3Reviewed by Dave Riley The one frustrating element of this
QLD Police assault concert BRISBANE — On October 19, police brutally cleared the crowd from a 4ZZZ fundraising concert in Musgrave Park. "The police, some on horseback and others equipped with riot gear and batons and shields, began picking off
Picket against Telstra sell-off BRISBANE — Members of the Community and Public Sector Union gathered in the mall on October 16 to protest the Howard government's plans to privatise Telstra and slash 23,000 jobs. The unionists picketed a Telstra
By Eva Cheng Tension on the Korean peninsula is on the rise following alleged North Korean spying activities in South Korea. Seoul on September 19 presented a small North Korean submarine, apparently abandoned after running aground, and 18 bodies
By Stephen Marks Elections in Ecuador in May confirmed the rapid rise of the recently formed Pachakátic Plurinational Unity Movement-New Country Movement (MUPP-NP). The front was an initiative of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities
By Emily McCosker and Marina Cameron Law students at Sydney, NSW and Melbourne universities, and the University of Technology, Sydney, have condemned the federal government's proposals to introduce differential HECS and lower the repayment
Tibet Norm Dixon's article about Tibet [GLW #248] left me feeling weird. In the seventies it was so difficult to get anyone to be sympathetic to the Tibetans plight. There was so much Chinese propaganda issued to cover their actions. The
and ain't i a woman?: Women and family law In 1994, The Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Equality Before the Law: Women's Access to the Legal System was released. In 600 written and oral submissions, women documented their desperate
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