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By Reihana Mohideen One of Australia's strongest unions, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Engineering Union (CFMEU), could be sued for millions of dollars worth of "damages" after the Industrial Relations Commission paved the way for
By Dave Riley The start of Irish peace negotiations may have marked a crossroads in Irish history, but signs of such a momentous event were hard to find. At Stormont Castle in Belfast, Sinn Féin took its seats at the negotiating table
Bus drivers fight attack By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Bus drivers here are mounting a campaign to defend their jobs, wages and conditions in the face of a concerted attack by their employer, the ALP-run Brisbane City Council. Demands by the
Study shows danger of nuclear waste traffic A serious accident involving a ship carrying highly radioactive nuclear waste through the waters of the Federal States of Micronesia would result in increased cancer risks, require a ban on the
The Bottom LineTo be launched at the Rose, Shamrock and Thistle, Evans St, RozelleSaturday, October 18, 8pm. $6 and $4Purchase an album at the door and get in free. For nearly 10 years Peter Hicks has been entertaining Sydney audiences with his songs
Privacy and NSW prisons In the last year, the [NSW] Government has permitted the introduction of an unnecessary, expensive and intrusive biometric identification system for all people visiting prisons, in which visitors must submit to being
Nationally coordinated actions in defence of native title took place on September 20 and 21, and more are planned. Stefan Skibicki reports from Wollongong that around 500 people attended a rally on September 20. After assembling at the Trade
On September 10, the Cuban government announced that it had arrested a Salvadoran mercenary responsible for a number of bomb attacks against tourist sites in Havana, including the September 4 Copacabana hotel bombing that left an Italian tourist
Kennett's cutbacks deny women justice By Margarita Windisch MELBOURNE — Displaying its callous attitude towards the disadvantaged, the Kennett government is refusing to address violence against women. In a ruthless effort to cut spending,
Privatisation push at Chinese CP congress By Eva Cheng Chinese President Jiang Zemin has pronounced a firm intention to further restore the rule the market and private profits to China at the Communist Party's 15th congress, held in
Far right gathers in the deep north By Bernard Wunsch BRISBANE — Pauline Hanson will be making her first political speech in the Queensland capital at 11am on October 4, at the Festival Hall under the banner of "Prosper Australia!". She
By James Vassilopoulos In a stunning victory for the Maritime Union of Australia, the US-owned company, International Purveyors, which had sacked its unionised workers at its Cairns port a week earlier, agreed on September 19 to allow them to