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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
Every year about 300 hectares of Otway State forest are clear-felled by the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) for woodchips and sawlogs. In clear-felling, all the trees in a given area are removed, and the forest
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
Nike workers arrested, injured, fired A Bangladesh newspaper, the Independent of Dhaka, reported on July 14 that nine workers from the Youngone factory were in jail, 300 injured (50 seriously), 97 fired and 800 charged with criminal offences
High school walk-out called By Aimee Lipscombe and David Steinberg MELBOURNE — Resistance is calling on high school students to walk out of class and join the education national day of action rally at the Museum at 1pm on August 20.
ANU staff take action CANBERRA — Australian National University academic and general staff held rolling strikes and picketed all schools and faculties last week as part of the National Tertiary Education and Industry Union campaign
Free speech debated at Anti-One Nation rally By Martin Iltis CANBERRA — Around 400 people attended a rally outside Woden Library on August 4 to protest against a One Nation branch meeting. The rally, organised by the Campaign Against
Chinese workers defend right to work By Eva Cheng Seven Hong Kong-based organisations have called for international solidarity with the estimated 100,000 workers in Mianyang, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, who protested for days in
Darwin rally supports indigenous Australians By Tom Flanagan Darwin — More than 1200 people turned out here to express solidarity with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders on Saturday, August 2. "Walking Together", a march and concert,
March of progress "Forbes reports in its July 28 issue that it limited the list of billionaires this year to the top 200 because the rapid rise of the global economy and stock markets has produced nearly 500 billionaires worldwide. There were
Rally for justice and land rights planned PERTH — The coalition Action Against Racism is organising a rally on Saturday, August 30, under the title "Rally for Justice and Land Rights". It will primarily call for rejection of Howard's 10 point
By Jennifer Thompson The federal government's budget cuts and changes to industrial relations are nudging women out of public life and back into a traditional family care role, charges a non-government submission to the UN Commission on the
By Susan Laszlo The push to privatise child-care, in private centres or in the home, is starting to take effect. Since the fee increase in July — the result of the federal government's withdrawal of operational subsidies to community based
Weevils at Work: What's happening to work in Australia? An oral recordBy Wendy LowensteinCatalyst Press240pp., $24.95 (pb) Review by Gerry Harant In 1978, Wendy Lowenstein published an oral history of the 1930s depression called Weevils in the
Suharto moves to silence critic By James Balowski On August 5, the private secretary of one of Indonesia's best known statespersons was brought to trial for "insulting" President Suharto. Thirty-four-year-old Buyung Rachmat Buchori is being
Racism Pauline Hanson's racism is only the expression of Australia's xenophobia inherited from Mother England. Just consider some facts: the enormous hateful and spiteful animosity when we changed into the decimal system; the uproar when mama

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