"Anybody has the option of buying a BMW any time they choose", according to Felicity Kennett, wife of Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett. Felicity Kennett has recently been appointed an "ambassador" for the German luxury car giant, and one of the
By Frank Gollan CANBERRA — Delegates attending the March 13 branch conference of the ACT Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) expressed strong support for a united and effective fight against attacks on the public service. The meeting
A friend's trustA friend's trust By Brandon Astor Jones "A friend ... is someone who knows where you've been, and where you hope to go — accepts all, and encourages you to grow." — Laura Seddon (d. 1895) BAJ: What is your
By Margaret Perrott The media are once again focusing on the low immunisation rates of Australian children. The federal health minister, Dr Michael Wooldridge, dismisses the 2-5% of parents who actively oppose it. He has proposed "incentives" to
SYDNEY — FRANK GOMEZ talked to JILL HICKSON, PATTY BIANCO, MARYANN WYLDER and BOB SHORT, members of the community television access group Actively Radical Television (ARTV), about what it is like being involved in community free-to-air television.
NSW hospital waiting lists grow By Shane Bentley SYDNEY — In the 1995 state election campaign, Premier Bob Carr promised to cut hospital waiting lists by half or to resign after one year. On March 7, the state government conceded that
Melbourne public transport dispute continues By Tully Bates MELBOURNE — A mass meeting of 2000 public transport workers on March 6 voted almost unanimously to stop work from midnight, March 7, until midnight, March 9, over the Australian
Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement From the 1950s to the 1980SHenry Hampton and Steve Fayer (eds)Vintage Press, 1995. Published in Australia by Random House. 692 pp., $22.95 Review by Arun Pradhan The history of the
By Eva Cheng The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) may call another general strike in May to force the Kim Young-sam government to remove repressive new labour laws. In a deal struck between the ruling parties and the parliamentary
NTU students vote for education campaign By Tim E Stewart DARWIN — The Education Action Group at Northern Territory University put a motion to a student general meeting on March 12 for a campaign against the Liberals' attacks on higher
By Emily McCosker SYDNEY — As university administrations around the country contemplate government cuts to higher education funding, it is becoming apparent that larger universities will introduce fee-paying courses for Australian
Globalization and Its Discontents: The Rise of Postmodern SocialismBy Roger Burbach, Orlando Nunez and Boris KagarlitskyPluto Press, London and Chicago, 1997, £12.99. Review by Paul Clarke It should be universally recognised that in the
By Eva Cheng Beijing secured legislative backing to tighten its repressive rule at the latest parliamentary session of the National People's Congress held in the capital between March 1-14. This first major national gathering after the death of
By James Vassilopoulos Last October, federal industrial relations minister Peter Reith quietly tabled a report in parliament titled Enterprise Bargaining 1995. The report, written by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), was not highly
Beazley's back flip on Hindmarsh Island condemned By Carla Gorton ADELAIDE — The Kumarangk Coalition, which has been campaigning against the Hindmarsh Island bridge proposal since 1993, says that the federal ALP's decision to support the
Socialists organise in Lismore By Nick Fredman LISMORE — With the launching of a Resistance club at the Lismore campus of Southern Cross University, organised socialist activity is happening in northern NSW for the first time in many


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