By Shane Hopkinson Earlier this month a groundbreaking exhibition opened at Newcastle Regional Museum. "Hunter Pride: A Celebration of the Lives and Loves of the Hunter Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Community" is the first community sponsored,
By Anthony Benbow PERTH — Philip Vidot died in November 1995. The 14-year-old and his 17-year-old friend Tyron Williams were picked up while hitchhiking by three young men. The three drove them to a park in Perth's southern suburbs, bashed
Bob Brown: Stop Howard's Wik plan! By Jennifer Thompson The Coalition government plans to have its "now you see it, now you don't" native title amendment bill through parliament by December, according to Liberal Senate leader and
By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — All Burma Student Democratic Front (ABSDF) representatives Myint Thu and Ye Win addressed a public meeting here attended by 140 people on August 24. They heard from a panel of speakers on the political situation in
How the Liberals sheltered Nazis By Norm Dixon The return of Konrad Kalejs, an Australian citizen deported from Canada as a World War II Nazi collaborator and leading member of a death squad responsible for the slaughter of 20,000
Mentally ill dumped onto charities By James Vassilopoulos SYDNEY — Walk around any capital city, and you will see more homeless people today than five years ago. The homeless you see are more likely to be younger and to have a mental
Union archives threatened CANBERRA — Australia's principal archival collection of union and company records is facing closure as a result of funding cuts at the Australian National University. The Noel Butlin Archives, celebrating its 40th
Number of executions doubles By Eva Cheng The number of people executed in China last year to at least 4367, according to Amnesty International. Most were killed with a single gun shot to the back of the head, after staged mass rallies and
By Jeremy Smith On August 20 the federal Industrial Relations Commission handed down an important decision on tenure and conditions for casual and contract staff working in tertiary education. Since 1995, the National Tertiary Education and
By Barry Healy Greenpeace has stepped up its international campaign on global warming by targeting attempts to drill for oil on the Atlantic frontier (the Arctic fringe of the Atlantic Ocean). As a result, it has been subjected to extraordinary


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