By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Queensland ALP leader Peter Beattie has urged the Labor Party not to adopt a "heart-on-the-sleeve" approach to the native title issue at the party's national conference in Hobart, as Premier Rob Borbidge gears up for an
I am sorry By Brandon Astor Jones "In the expression of the emotions originality merits the first consideration ... The words used, however, should be old ones." — Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) While the jury was still out, during my
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Rally in defence of native title By John Nebauer MELBOURNE — About 1000 people braved the rain to rally in opposition to the Howard government's 10-point plan to amend the Native Title Act on December 13. The rally, called by Campaign
Port Hinchinbrook resort protest By Darran Gould PORT HINCHINBROOK — On December 14, the first stage of the Port Hinchinbrook resort was opened by Premier Rob Borbidge and developer Keith Williams. Police and private guards were deployed to
1998 fighting fund 1998 is already shaping up as an eventful year in Australian and world politics. Across Asia, the capitalist "miracle" is looking decidedly dodgy; the negotiations in Ireland and the Middle East are fast approaching crunch
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An irreconcilable difference By Tony Smith As the century slides to a close, it is clear that the much criticised leadership of Prime Minister Howard has prevailed in one important area. Many people envisaged the republican debate as an
AMSTERDAM — Greenpeace on January 13 released a confidential French government memo which reveals plans by the plutonium industry to again ship high-level nuclear waste from France to Japan. For the first time the waste will be taken through the
Union's long battle with Hamersley Iron By Anthony Benbow Reading James Vassilopolous' article on the disgusting practices of Rio Tinto and its allies (GLW #300), I was struck by a passage dealing with the company's activity in WA's Pilbara,
Growing resistance by Chinese workers HAN DONGFANG, 34, an organiser of the Beijing Workers Autonomous Federation, which was formed and crushed in May-June 1989 in Tiananmen Square, has been a vocal defender of Chinese workers' rights since he
From Wounded Knee to Chiapas By Darrin Wood According to the Mexican secretary of foreign relations, US President Bill Clinton has "interfered in Mexican internal affairs" by demanding an investigation into the massacre which occurred in