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

PENRITH — The outer Sydney centre of Penrith had its biggest demonstration in years on September 17, when 1500 workers rallied to protest against Nick Greiner's industrial legislation and to express their solidarity with the workers at Vista, who

Actors Equity criticises Perth cops By Leon Harrison PERTH — The WA Police Union has been slammed by Actors Equity over its defence of the Tactical Response Group intimidation of two Aboriginal actors a fortnight ago. On the evening of

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

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

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

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

By Norm Dixon The United Nations General Assembly, which convened on September 17, has been asked to put on its agenda the US government's end crippling 30-year economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. The agenda will be


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