By Marcus Pabian and Keara Courtney WOLLONGONG — The National Union of Students' (NUS) national education conference was held here on June 27-28. It was attended by students from all states and territories and discussed the state of higher
By Shane Bentley SYDNEY — Around 300 people attended a rally in opposition to award stripping in the Trades Hall auditorium on July 1. The rally heard speeches from Labor's industrial relations spokesperson Bob McMullen, ACTU president Jennie
Aboriginal children feature in exhibition Aboriginal art works on the theme "Our children — for those we lost; for those who will lead us" will be focus of the 1998 Mil-PRA art exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from July 9 to 27.
Jabiluka activists meet By Lachlan Malloch CANBERRA — A national conference of environment activists committed to stopping the Jabiluka uranium mine was held here on June 27-28. Most of the 25 participants are leaders of the Wilderness Society,
Festival educates and organises By Francesca Davis SYDNEY — The Wild Spaces film festival, held here June 19-21, presented a wide range of important issues using various film formats. If it continues and branches out, as festival organiser Gary
Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party claim that Australian Aborigines receive "special treatment" not afforded to all other Australians. The "privileges" they receive, she says, "discriminate" against non-Aborigines and should be withdrawn. Native
No More Secrets SYDNEY — An installation aimed at uncovering the secrecy of the two Aboriginal artists' identity, family and indigenous heritage is being held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from July 2 to 26. No More Secrets traces how the two
No prison break-outs The FarmDirected by Jonathan Stack and Liz GarbusProduced by Gabriel FilmsScreened at the 45th Sydney Film Festival Review by James Vassilopoulos Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, is one of the biggest
By Jorge Jorquera MELBOURNE — More than 300 anti-racist activists and local residents protested against the policies of One Nation in Footscray on July 4. The rally was organised by the Democratic Socialists and Resistance. Participants came from
Canberra high school walkout against One Nation By Jordie Collins CANBERRA — On July 2, despite school administrations threatening to penalise students, around 120 secondary students participated in an anti-racist walkout. The rally provided a
Youth band competition SYDNEY — South Sydney Youth Services are holding a youth band competition on August 8 in conjunction with the Mascon 3 Festival 1998, at Sydney Park in St Peters. Young female musicians are particularly encouraged to
By Allan Little and Adam Baker One of Pauline Hanson's former secretaries alleged recently that One Nation voters were "losers" and "half-wits". While the party's supporters may include a few half-wits, it is definitely true that many are losing
How to be true blue When last we met I was a little excited. I'm sorry if I seemed a bit over the top, but you're sure to understand why I was gushing. It's not every day that someone gets his own Little Aussie Battler™; to have and to
Delegates rally against award stripping By Michael Bull MELBOURNE More than 1200 job delegates and union officials rallied against the introduction of award stripping at Melbourne Town Hall on July 1. The meeting was organised by the Victorian
By Francesca Davis Supposedly one the world's best controlled fisheries, the cod fishery in the Barents Sea, north of Scandinavia, is on the verge of biological collapse. This is the only remaining cod fishery in the world and is the last in a
By Sue Boland Shortly after the Coalition parties' disastrous result in the Queensland election, an International Monetary Fund delegation to Australia urged the Australian government to maintain its commitment to tax "reform". In an earlier visit,


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