Blair attempts to end free education By Marina Cameron Following the release of the Dearing review report on higher education, on July 24 the Blair Labour government announced a new policy for higher education in Britain. The policy
By Aziz Choudry Since 1995, OECD governments have been negotiating a Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI). Following the leak of a draft copy in January, people worldwide are appalled at the vastly expanded freedoms for investors being
By Zanny Begg BRISBANE — On July 25, the Ipswich branch of One Nation attempted to hold its first meeting in a hall managed by the Ipswich City Council. The meeting had to be rescheduled when the council cancelled the booking. Then Lord Mayor
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By Marina Cameron Four states intend to trial changes to the young homeless allowance which require 15 year olds to have regular meetings with a family go-between before they can receive their allowance. According to the Australian, WA family
By Tim E. Stewart DARWIN — The campaign led by the Education Action Group (EAG) to reverse cuts to faculty funding at Northern Territory University won important ground last week. At the NTU Council meeting on August 7, students won one third
How the coalition collapsed By Allen Myers @box text intro = The armed conflict in Phnom Penh in early July was in many respects simply a renewal of the earlier conflict between the Cambodian People's Party forces and FUNCINPEC, which in
Rally against the youth allowance By Alison Dellit MELBOURNE — Around 100 people gathered on August 6 to protest against the federal government's common youth allowance (CYA) for all young unemployed and students. Speakers at the rally
LEO WALLIN works in Telstra's commercial and consumer business unit as a customer sales representative. He spoke to Green Left Weekly's JAMES VASSILOPOULOS about Telstra's new work regime and the enterprise bargaining proposal. Wallin says working in
Fiji sugar strike ends after 16 days SUVA, Fiji — A strike by more than 2500 members of the Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union (FSGWU), on strike since July 22, ended on August 5 following threats by the Fiji government and courts. Union
By Sunny Wignall HOBART — The lack of youth rights has been highlighted by the city council's decision to ban skateboarding in the central business district. On July 8, the Mercury reported that skateboarding would be banned within the CBD.
By Therese Moore Social security minister Jocelyn Newman paved the way for state and federal governments to silence community groups critical of their policies by abolishing funding to the national peak housing group, National Shelter, on June