Compensation for 10B victims? By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland government has announced plans to compensate former patients of Townsville Hospital's notorious Ward 10 psychiatric unit. Solicitors acting for 18 victims of the brutal
Jo Vallentine resigns from Senate By Frank Noakes PERTH — Jo Vallentine has announced her intention to leave federal parliament as of January 31, 1992. A replacement for the Greens (WA) senator will be chosen by a ballot of its members, and
Story and photo by Col Hesse SYDNEY — More than 2000 residents of packed the Marrickville Town Hall on the night of September 18 and heard nurse Sue Larkings condemn the state government's decision to close Marrickville Hospital without any
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — It was, one of the participants remarked, like a bizarre flashback to the early days of the Russian democratic movement in 1988. Opposite the city soviet building, beneath the outstretched arm of the equestrian statue
By Pat Brewer Are all the activities of a pregnant woman to be scrutinised for potential damage to the foetus? Is a woman to be held legally responsible for foetal damage through contact with infection, substances consumed, dangers in her living
By Liz Phelps The future of Beecroft Peninsula, the spectacular northern arm of Jervis Bay, remains far from certain despite federal environment minister Ros Kelly's recent announcement of plans to establish a Jervis Bay National Park. While
Greens and pacifism Marit Hegge (GLW #27) contrasts a "green Green" with a "socialist Green" party, one of the contrasts being the status of non-violence as a Green principle. Some socialists have, as Marit says, adopted, from expediency, the
A Bit of a Post Script Written and performed by Sue-Anne Post Directed by Sue Ingleton Universal Theatre, Fitzroy, till September 27 Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey The great US writer James Baldwin was fond of joking that, as a black homosexual,
By Nigel D'Souza The recent storm in a teacup caused by the remarks of minister for the environment Ros Kelly were the first publicly fired shots in the internal debate within the parliamentary ALP about "new federalism". Although this process,
Bicycles, Brunch and BHP By Tim E. Stewart NEWCASTLE — University of Newcastle students and interested public donned gas masks and took to their bicycles for a ride and rally on Sunday September 15. Members of the Hunter Valley Rainforest


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