Charges against unionist dropped CANBERRA — On September 1, charges of criminal damage to Parliament House were dropped at the Canberra Magistrates Court against CFMEU Adelaide organiser Davie Thomason. The charges arose from the ACTU rally on
Gay youth at higher risk of suicide By Marina Cameron A University of Minnesota research team released a report on August 27 showing that gay youth are seven times more likely to kill themselves than their heterosexual counterparts. The
New nuclear reactor madness By Jim Green On September 3, the federal government announced plans to build a new nuclear research reactor to replace the ageing HIFAR reactor. The new $300 million reactor will be operated by the
Campaign defending native title grows By Jennifer Thompson The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has rejected the government's native title bill, introduced to parliament on September 4, calling it unfair and divisive. The
By Tom Flanagan DARWIN — While the Northern Territory elections returned the ruling Country-Liberal Party to government (with 18 seats to Labor's seven), a significant vote was recorded for progressive candidates in a range of electorates. The
Kumarangk defenders take next step By Alice Davies ADELAIDE — The campaign against the bridge to Hindmarsh Island (Kumarangk) in South Australia won an important victory on September 3 when High Court Chief Justice Brennan agreed to refer
By James Balowski Over the last few weeks, fires have again swept through Kalimantan and other parts of Indonesia, destroying thousands of hectares of rainforest and blanketing Singapore and Malaysia in a dense cloud of smoke and ash. Despite
Any which way you can: Youth livelihoods, community resources and crimeBy Rob White, with Megan Aumair, Anita Harris and Liz McConnellAustralian Youth Foundation Review by Marina Cameron This study by Rob White, professor of Criminology at the
By William McDonald MELBOURNE — About 100 people from the Kurdish community and supporters marched on September 1 to support the Musa Anter Peace Train, which was journeying from Brussels to Diyarbakir in northern Kurdistan (south-eastern
Young republicans in Belfast and South Armagh have launched a new initiative to mobilise young people across the Six Counties. Calling itself Sinn Féin Youth, and targeting people between the ages of 15 and 25, the initiative has already
By Susan Laszlo While more severe and frequent drought and floods, linked to the El Niño effect, are being cited as evidence of the greenhouse problem, the Australian government is forging ahead with its campaign to scuttle binding
Boy meets girl ... who used to be a boy Different for GirlsDirected by Richard SpenceStarring Rupert Graves and Steven MacintoshScreening at the Luna Cinema in Perth and selected cinemas nationwide Review by Corrine Glenn This is a tale of