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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
The tour of Peoples Democratic Party (PRD) representative, Nico Warouw, has contributed significantly to public awareness of the campaigns for democracy in Indonesia and to free jailed political activists, say tour organisers. Susan Price reports
By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — In recent elections at the University of Queensland, Voice, the Whitlam Institute team, won control of the student union from the incumbent Liberal team. Other tickets included Kathy Newnam and Ruth Ratcliffe on the
Towards a Sustainable Economy: The need for fundamental changeBy Ted TrainerEnvironbook, 1996. 182 pp., $24.95 (pb)Reviewed by Pip Hinman "Our most worrying global problems are directly due to an economy driven by market forces, the freedom of
Gay love, homophobia and class Beautiful ThingWritten by Jonathon HarveyDirected byHettie McDonaldReviewed by Kath Gelber I felt compelled to write more about the film Beautiful Thing after reading Castellani's review (GLW #250), not because the
DAGURAGU — Aboriginal women and men built the cattle industry in Australia with little recognition, providing the cheap labour for the profits of pastoral leaseholders like Lord Vestey at Wave Hill. These leases were granted on Aboriginal people's
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland Coalition government has launched an attack on the state's anti-corruption watchdog, the Criminal Justice Commission, in a bid to return to the "good old days" when former premier Joh Bjelke Petersen and a
Dreamer Dream big. If you don't have dreams you have nothing. Nothing at all. So dream on. And when you dream — dream big. Dream of a better world ... Of a world without hunger, of a world at peace. Dream of freedom, justice
By Maureen Germein and Carla Gorton The answer is yes. More cuts to Austudy and the Job Search Allowance for young people are planned by the Coalition government. The August budget included a proposal to amalgamate and rationalise the major forms
Latino march demands rights and justice Tens of thousands of Latinos marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. and rallied near the White House on October 12 to press their demands on Congress and the President. This was the first
CycloDirected by Tran Anh HungNow screening in Sydney and Melbourne, other capitals to followReviewed by Brendan Doyle Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival last year, this young Vietnamese director's latest film about a pedi-cab driver is
By Jorge Andres "Why should we, the taxpayer, pay for them to maintain their own language? They're coming out here to Australia. Our language is English. That's that", says Pauline Hanson. How long, I wonder, before those t-shirts gain popularity
Adela Pankhurst: The Wayward Suffragette 1885-1961By Verna ColemanMelbourne University Press, 1996. 198 pp., $19.95 (pb)Reviewed by Phil Shannon For a case study of political decay, few can match Adela Pankhurst. From militant suffragist in England
By Greg Ogle With so many government services being slashed, access to education curtailed and public assets sold off to appease the government's obsession with "balancing the budget", the need to focus on government income and expenditure has
By Janet Parker SYDNEY — On October 14, CNRM Special Representative and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos Horta issued a call on behalf of the united East Timorese resistance, including FRETILIN and UDT, for the broadest support for marches
On September 30, the Sydney Morning Herald published an op-ed commentary on the Bougainville crisis by James Griffin, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of PNG. Griffin wrote that, "Nothing can now be achieved without action against the

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