News briefs BRISBANE — The Queensland government last week waived an environmental impact statement for developer Keith Williams' expansion of his Cardwell resort development on the doorstep of the World Heritage-listed Hinchinbrook Island. The
By Marina Cameron Pauline Hanson's One Nation party has found at least one young person interested in helping drive its racist politics. At the first annual general meeting of One Nation in Brisbane on October 4, 22-year-old Vanessa Stewart was
By Deepa Fernandes HAVANA — "Revolutionary ideas will live on as long as there are revolutionaries, patriots and noble hearts, as long as there are people who carry within them the finest human virtues", Cuban President Fidel Castro told the
Sub UrbiaDirected by Richard LinklaterCastle Rock EntertainmentOpens on October 23 Review by Marina Cameron This latest film by Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused), based on the play of the same name by Eric Bogosian, is another
By Stuart Munckton PERTH — Fewer than 10% of enrolled students at Edith Cowan University ECU) voted in the recent elections for student guild and National Union of Students delegates. Given the undemocratic nature of the elections, nobody can
Learning How to DieBy Pablo Armando FernandesTtranslated with an introduction by John BrothertonHavana: Editorial Jose Marti, 1996. Review by John Nebauer Learning How to Die (Aprendiendo a morir) is an English/Spanish anthology of poetry by Pablo
Peter Hicks at the Three Weeds SYDNEY — At the launch of his latest CD, The Bottom Line, at the Three Weeds in Rozelle on October 18, singer Peter Hicks proved why he is one of Australia's most popular folk artists. With songs such as "The Man
WorkCover stoppage gains broad support By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — In what promises to be the largest union stop-work and rally since the huge protests against the Kennett government's industrial relations laws in 1992, workers will be
The War of the Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin AmericaBy Michael LöwyVerso, 1996. 163 pp., $35(pb) Review by Sandra Wallace Michael Löwy's War of the Gods tackles the relationship between religion and politics from a Marxist point of
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Access News — Melbourne community
CPSU confuses members in Telstra strike By Leo Wellin For the first time in 10 years, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), which represents 10,000 staff at Telstra, coordinated a successful 24-hour strike against giant phone company on
University of Canberra left polls well By Nick Middleton CANBERRA — Students at the University of Canberra went to the polls on October 21-23 to elect next year's Students Association. They gave a good vote to left and progressive candidates,
By Melanie Bulland Liam Mitchell SYDNEY — In protest at the federal government's decisions to mine uranium at Jabiluka and construct a new nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights, 70 people attended a public meeting on October 20 at the Resistance
A woman's touch It seems that these days women can do anything. Cheryl Kernot can leave the Democrats, transform the Labor Party and possibly even become the next PM. Senator Natasha Stott-Despoja can exert her youthful charm as the probable
By Eva Cheng Massive, dumping of the Thai baht, Philippine peso, Indonesian rupiah and Malaysian ringgit have forced these countries to float their currencies, ending their link with US dollars and slashing their purchasing power by 20-50%. Prices
Our greedy seniors The bold offensive that the government is waging against the elderly is to be applauded. What sort of nation would it be if there wasn't someone to defend us from these greedy bastards? As Tim Fischer, a vocal leader of the


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