Greens change their immigration policy By Francesca Davis At their national conference, held in Melbourne from July 31 to August 2, the Australian Greens made significant changes to their immigration and population policies. The Greens' 1996
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — A few days ago, my friend Rod came around unexpectedly to visit. He brought a bottle of vodka, but he wasn't feeling festive. Quite the reverse. An Englishman who has spent much of the 1990s in Moscow, Rod had just lost
By Geoff Payne NEWCASTLE — In the early 1980s, during the push for the 35-hour week, workers did not rely on Labor politicians winning office in the hope they would meet workers' demands. Instead, mass meetings of workers endorsed an
By Corporate Europe Observatory The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is cultivating a "partnership" with the United Nations. It is pushing for the implementation of a "framework of global rules" that it plans to help draft. The ICC
Series glosses over the real Mosley MosleyA Channel Four productionWith Jonathan Cake and Jemma RedgraveABC TVSundays beginning September 20, 8.30pm The screening of this four-part drama series on the life of British fascist Oswald Mosley spawned
By Siauw Tiong Djin The Dutch ruled Indonesia for more than 350 years by using the strategy of "divide and rule". Whenever confronted with the people's wrath, they used the Chinese settlers as a shield to deflect the anger, and cleverly created the
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News —
March of progress "I'm sure there are lots of [millionaires] out there that would [do the same] if they knew the potential existed." — Mark Westhusin, the director of a cloning laboratory in Texas that is being paid US$5 million by a millionaire
Vigil in support of Chinese Indonesians By Orie Nakagawa SYDNEY — "Even though I'm Chinese Australian now, I have a lot of sympathy with you", Thiam Ang, a Malaysian doctor who experienced the 1969 riots in Kuala Lumpur, told a crowd of 700
By Peter Montague Starting in the 1950s, awareness of environmental destruction developed slowly in the US. Various events slowly shook the public awake: atomic fallout from weapons testing in 1956-1963; a nationwide pesticide scare in 1959; birth
Rally supports Telstra workers By Tim E. Stewart BRISBANE — Following a stop-work meeting of Community and Public Sector Union members working at Telstra on September 7, a lunchtime rally attended by 100 people supported the striking Telstra
By Richard Buchhorn Last November, Channel Nine screened the documentary Cape of Dreams in a number of cities. In it, the Aboriginal people of Cape York, the Merkins, were described as cannibals: "There were hundreds of cases of miners being killed
Relaxed and comfortable? HOBART — PM John Howard did not look relaxed and comfortable when he started his September 8 vote-buying tour of Tasmania with breakfast on Hobart's Elizabeth Street Pier. He was greeted by about 60 protesters, with
TAFE Crusaders By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — Student union elections are taking place on the university and TAFE campuses of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. On the TAFE campus, two tickets are running, the TAFE Crusaders and the TAFE
Circus Oz supports indigenous Australians MELBOURNE — On Thursday, September 24, at the Melbourne Town Hall, Circus Oz will be joined by Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Linda Gibson, Milton White and Aboriginal dancers for a performance to raise funds
By Peter Johnston DARWIN — The Democratic Socialists' candidate for the house of representatives seat of Northern Territory, Natalie Zirngast, has hit the headlines here. Her candidacy was the subject of an article in the NT News headlined


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