Government bungles Austudy means test
By Marina Cameron
Changes to Austudy passed through the Senate last December have been estimated to have lowered or cancelled the payments of 60,000 students (a third of those who received the allowance last

The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost RoadBy Pat BarkerViking, 1996. 592 pp., $24.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon
It is almost 80 years since the first world war finished, but the horrors live on. In the murderous

By James Vassilopoulos
It should come as little surprise that union membership has fallen yet again. The percentage of workers who are in unions has been declining for more than 20 years now. In August 1996, 31% of the work force were in unions,

By Natalie Zirngast
SYDNEY — On February 8-9, the NSW branch of the National Union of Students held an education teach-in for activists in the campaign against cuts to education. The conference, held at the University of Technology in Sydney,

By Dot Tumney
When it comes to developmental biology and politics, Lysenko stuffed up the environmental determinists, and Hitler's lot rendered genetics untouchable. Hence the nature/genetics nurture/environment debates have been a circus of cycles

Idiot BoxDirected by David CaesarProduced by Glenys RoweNational release on February 20 Preview by Marina Cameron
Director David Caesar describes the purpose of his dark comedy as taking the audience on a roller coaster, and that's certainly how it

An alliance of Australian environment organisations has warned governments and industry leaders that extensive environmental damage across Australia's rangelands would follow the freeholding of pastoral leases, in addition to extinguishing native

Prints and drawings of the Weimar Republic, Germany 1918-1933RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, 344 Swanston St, City until March 1Art Gallery of South Australia, March 14-April 27Queensland Art Gallery, June 4-July 20Percy Tucker Gallery, Townsville, August

Jobs lost as glass factory closes
HOBART — The ACI Moonah Glass Packaging plant will close on March 17, at the cost of 140 jobs. Henceforth ACI glass products will be manufactured in Korea.
ACI blamed the closure on cheap imports from

By Shane Hopkinson
Last August, President Abdala Bucaram netted 54% of the vote. In office, the populist president recorded an album and gave concerts, auctioned his moustache in a benefit for the poor and launched a subsidised powdered milk


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