Care provisions for HIV/AIDS patients unclear SYDNEY — NSW community services minister Ron Dyer came under fire from HIV/AIDS groups on July 23, which claim that he has failed to clarify whether people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) are
By Marina Cameron In early July, the federal government announced that it will not support moves to equalise age of consent laws for heterosexual and homosexual young people. Laws differ widely across the states at present. The age of consent
Comment by Sean Healy During the next two months, elections to many university student unions will be held around the country, elections that the activist student left will be heavily involved in. There has been little discussion about what the
Vita and VirginiaWritten by Eileen Atkins, directed by Richard CottrellWith Ruth Cracknell and Jennifer HaganSydney Theatre CompanyThe Playhouse, Sydney Opera House from July 26 Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, two of England's most intriguing
By Adam Hanieh The official ideology of Israel, Zionism, has always portrayed itself as a liberation movement for all Jews. But although Zionism claims to offer a home for all Jews, that home has never been offered equally. The question of Arab
TAFE teachers launch reinstatement petition By Maurice Sibelle MELBOURNE — A petition to reinstate three teachers sacked from Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE was launched at the Australian Education Union (Victorian branch) annual
Work injuries increase By James Vassilopoulos Work injury rates are beginning to rise, according to a recently released publication by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission. The federal government last year cut the budget
By Barry Sheppard At midnight on July 19, four immigrants from Mexico went to the local police station in the Jackson Heights area of New York City with a three-page letter in Spanish. Nervous, they left without showing the letter to the police.
Green Left Weekly's KAMALA EMANUEL visited the miners' picket line at the Hunter Valley No. 1 colliery on the July 22, the day of the mass meeting at which the miners voted to return to work. She reports here on some of her discussions with the
Spring Writing Festival SYDNEY — A diversity of Australian and overseas writers will attend the 5th Annual Spring Writing Festival on September 13-14 at the Rozelle Hospital heritage gardens. Presented by the NSW Writers Centre, the program
Reggae WrapVarious artistsIrie NegrilHurricane ReliefVarious artistsVermont Reggae FestivalLead With the Bass II and All the World in an EggVarious artistsUniversal Egg Records Reviews by Norm Dixon Any fan of political reggae will tell you that
The John Wayne PrincipleWritten by Tony McNamaraDirected by David BertholdSydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1, from July 23and Melbourne from September 8 Review by Mark Stoyich There are currently two portrayals of fucked-up masculinity showing in
By Andrea Bunting In last week's Green Left Weekly, (#282) Andrew Woodroffe commended the recent introduction of green tariffs for NSW and Victorian electricity consumers. Dubbed "green power", these schemes allow electricity consumers to pay a
NSW State Rail jobs to be cut By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — A review by State Rail management may result in 1750 jobs being lost in NSW. The job cuts are related to the state Labor government's refusal to continue $115 million of funding.
By Jim Green The campaign against the new reactor and reprocessing plant proposed for Lucas Heights in NSW has been stepped up. At a recent meeting Friends of the Earth, the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, People for Nuclear Disarmament,
CPSU rank and file meet By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Community and Public Sector Union members met in the City Hall on July 16 and voted against the national management committee's (NMC) move to dump the union's campaign for an Australian