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By Tony Iltis HOBART — Hobart Town Hall was filled to capacity for a meeting organised by the Denison branch of the Tasmanian Greens to oppose the proposed Oceanport retail and residential development at Princes Wharf. The proposed six-story
'A small group of loafers' By James Vassilopoulos In the year to September 30, 1997, one of the directors of Lang Corporation, the parent company of Patrick Stevedores, was paid a salary of more than $800,000. This director achieved world's best
By Norm Dixon The Danish parliament voted on May 7 to impose a settlement to bring the country's private sector general strike, which began on April 27, to an end. Social Democrat prime minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen said the strike for a shorter
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) construction division has called a national strike for May 20 to protest against the government and the building industry bosses' attempt to strip back national building industry awards.
On May 3, a 21-year-old man became the 26th person to die while in a NSW prison since July 1, 1997. The apparent suicide by hanging at the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre was the fourth prison death in NSW in the last three weeks. "Members
JOHN PILGER's documentary Apartheid Did Not Die was shown on British and South African television on April 21. On April 17, the Johannesburg-based Weekly Mail & Guardian published an article in which Pilger described his first visit to South
Left on-line Voice of Guatemala — An interview with Josi Solis Jordan who has been charged by the US government with "conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States" and faces 25 years in a federal prison if convicted. At
Punishing the victims On May 1, doctors in the public hospitals and one of the two private abortion clinics in WA stopped performing abortions. These doctors do not oppose women's right to choose abortion. On the contrary, their vocal support
An apt ALP hero for the times Nice TryBy Shane MaloneyText Publishing, 1998. 312 pp., $19.95 (pb) Review by Phil Shannon Murray Whelan, senior adviser to the Labor minister for water supply and the arts, is in more trouble than Mandrake again.
The Peace Arch Concerts and Freedom Train and the Welsh Transatlantic ConcertsPaul RobesonFolk Era RecordsSend US$20 each to 705 South Washington St, Naperville, Illinois 60540, USA Reviewed by Barry Healy In 1925, a young black man in New York
Labor-Democrats debate a non-event By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — On May 5, the University of Queensland ALP and Australian Democrats clubs presented a debate about "Labour, Unionism and Change: Perspectives on Industrial Relations Reform —
Indonesia in revolt By James Balowski Just six months ago, publicly burning a photograph of the Indonesian dictator Suharto would have meant tempting arrest and a lengthy jail sentence. But over the last week, such scenes have occurred almost
Kennett attacks public servants The Victorian government is preparing another attack on public servants via a new Public Sector Management and Employment Bill. The Community and Public Sector Union only viewed the bill on its presentation to
By Sam King Activists at Flinders University have formed a "Broad Left" ticket to contest the May 19-22 elections for the Student Association Coordinating Group (COG) and National Union of Students (NUS) delegates. The Broad Left's platform
NSW stolen children activities launched SYDNEY — Two dozen of 60 Sorry Day sponsors helped launch the NSW activities for the inaugural May 26 National Stolen Generation Sorry Day on May 6, at the Opera House.   The Sorry
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