By Alex Bainbridge and Reihana Mohideen The Industrial Relations Commission on July 17 instructed Public Transport Union (PTU) train drivers to cross the striking mineworkers' picket line in the Hunter Valley. However, the IRC ruling also stated
Rally against One Nation in Werribee By Paul Miller MELBOURNE — Around 700 protesters organised by Campaign Against Racism rallied outside the Werribee West Family Centre on July 14 to protest against Pauline Hanson's One Nation party
Queensland TAFE cuts hit By Daniel Lambert BRISBANE — The Borbidge government's $113 million TAFE funding cuts, brought down in the last state budget, are beginning to show their effects as angry students mobilise to fight these attacks
Editorial: A 'cure' that must be resisted A 'cure' that must be resisted @box text intro = John Howard has sharply escalated his blame-the-victim campaign — a predictable response to recent poll results showing that the Coalition is
CPSU members vote Meetings were held around the country last week to vote on the way forward for the campaign by the Community and Public Sector Union to protect jobs and conditions. Paul Oboohov reports from Canberra that on July 17 members
Private schools given a boost By Marina Cameron Federal legislation passed in December abolished the new schools policy, which restricted the number of new federally funded non-government schools and the size of their federal grants, and
Disappointment "I regret to report that there was no violence." — A TV reporter overheard by ambulance crew reporting in following the protest at One Nation's Werribee launch. When we don't need it "I have already indicated that we
By Allen Myers "DISGRACEFUL" shrieked the one-word headline, 4½ centimetres high, on the front of the July 8 Melbourne Herald Sun. Three days later, the Australian was still featuring the bashing of Keith Warburton, with photographs, on its
By Helen Jarvis PHNOM PENH — The unlikely coalition between the royalist Funcinpec and the formerly socialist Cambodian People's Party has fallen apart in a shoot-out in the streets of the capital. The population that had endured so much
News briefs 'Hot' tourist spot? ADELAIDE — The state government announced on July 16 that the Maralinga atomic test site, in SA's outback, would be converted into a tourist attraction, once the $100 million decontamination process has
Cuts to Aboriginal arts committee By Chris Latham PERTH — A protest was held on July 16 against cuts to Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation — the Western Australian Aboriginal arts advisory committee. Protesters read letters of support
One Nation spies on anti-racist campaign By Zanny Begg BRISBANE — The One Nation party has launched a dirty tricks campaign to discredit the anti-racist movement. The July 14 Anti-Racist Campaign (ARC) meeting was infiltrated by a One
By Andrew Woodroffe Water, gas and electricity services are supplied by very large organisations using centralised, large-scale and environmentally destructive technology. Deregulation and restructuring of the electricity industry are allowing
popo's dream Can a dream ruin your life?One that begins like a train rideWith you stepping off the platformIn your travelling clothes, a vagrant,the fabric, a story, in which youwander 'til wearied, and far off ...The wheels turning, far off a
Review by Emily Carr How do the leading lights of Australia's indigenous arts community respond to a year which has brought an ugly concoction of the most conservative political forces in decades? Stephen Page, artistic director and compere of
Media, police harass conference goers By James Norman TOWNSVILLE — The organisers of the annual Students and Sustainability Conference, attended by some 500 people, are angry that despite its overwhelming success, the media reports have


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