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By Barry Healy The Center for Voting and Democracy, an organisation in the United States that focuses on voter participation and fair representation, has released a report on elections to the House of Representatives titled "Monopoly Politics".
By Norm Dixon On June 18, the National Party Senate leader, Ron Boswell, rose in parliament to expose Pauline Hanson's links with some of the most extreme far-right and racist elements on the Australian political spectrum — the
Roxstop: leave it in the ground It is more than 10 years since the first blockade at the Roxby Downs uranium mine in South Australia. The demand of those protesters was — "Leave it in the ground". A decade later, mining company WMC is planning
Most people will have read the recent reports of how Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates has had his personal net worth soar over US$40 billion. He certainly knows how to make money. Consider that he made this money in the 22 years or so since Microsoft
By Phil Hudson MELBOURNE — In April, several thousand people attended a public event here to support the East Timorese asylum seekers. Following an excellent rock concert in the Treasury Gardens and an enthusiastic march through the city, a
By Nick Everett Negotiations are under way over an agreement to cover staff employed in the federal government's new Commonwealth services delivery agency (CSDA), Centrelink. Centrelink, to be launched in September, will replace the Department
By Helen Cunningham MELBOURNE — The Centre for Contemporary Photography's (CCP) exhibition of documentary portraits traces the pain and dispossession of many groups in the world today. It is on display until August 23 and will tour Victoria
Liverpool dockers Congratulations on the excellent article by James Vassilopoulos on the Liverpool dockers' strike. Last month, Mairi and I were in Britain and we attended a most inspiring meeting in Liverpool of about 50 women of all ages
Public meeting on Wik By Rob Graham ADELAIDE — Around 300 people attended a public meeting organised by Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) on August 11 entitled
ATO staff to meet Community and Public Sector Union members employed by the Australian Taxation Office will hold stop-work meetings August 20-22 to consider industrial action against management's plans for compulsory redundancies. Fifty workers

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