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Frank Gollan On a visit to Indonesia, FRANK GOLLAN found widespread stirrings of opposition. "We are paid 1000 rupiah [less than 70 cents] a day", said a community leader in a village whose land had been flooded by the Kedung Ombo dam in

UTS students protest By Carolyn Minchin SYDNEY — About 300 students at Sydney's University of Technology stormed and occupied the vice-chancellor's office on September 9 to protest against the allocation of $2 million of university funds for a

By Jane Beckmann and Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — The head of the Green ticket, John Sutton, appears almost certain to have won a seat in voting for the Newcastle City Council on September 14. The Greens and progressive independent candidates

By Norm Dixon The Republic of Bougainville was accepted as a new members of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) at its recent meeting in The Hague. The decision represents a small but important precedent in Bougainville's

MELBOURNE — The "Jobs for Justice" rally organised by the Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Victorian Council for Social Service on September 10 attracted only about 1000 people, perhaps because it was raining. Union efforts to build the rally

By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The flashy venue (the World Trade Centre), the grossly blown-up images of speakers on a large video screen on the stage and the immaculate attention to appearance rather than substance said much about an ACTU congress

SYDNEY — In an event organised by Students Against War in Croatia, 1500 people rallied on September 11 and marched to Parliament House, where speakers called for an immediate cease-fire, the withdrawal of the Yugoslav People's Army and Australian

Medical services slammed By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has criticised medical services for Aboriginal communities in north Queensland as "inadequate and culturally inappropriate", in a report tabled

Gun laws: reply The letter by Chris Pickering, Russell Pickering and Stefan Skibicki (Letters, GL #27) seems to be predicated on a misreading of my comment on the gun law debate (GL #25), i.e., they seem to assume that I argued against a ban on the

WA Greens meet By Frank Noakes PERTH — About 30 members and supporters of the Greens (WA) met at the scenic Lake Leschenaultia Tea Rooms, near Perth, on September 8 to discuss the recent national green party meeting held in Sydney. Differing

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