By Pat Brewer
CANBERRA — After a 17-hour sitting, the ACT Legislative Assembly imposed new restrictions on women's access to abortion on November 25. In a compromise, amendments moved by independent MP and health minister Michael Moore eliminated

"Forget about the glass ceiling and all those other feminist icons purporting to hold back the advancement of women as leaders", advises Geoffrey Maslen in the November 17 Bulletin magazine. "Women already dominate uni campuses — soon they will

By Mouin Rabbani
On October 4, 1992, El Al cargo flight LY1862, which originated at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, took off from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for Tel Aviv. Approximately 10 minutes later, the Boeing 747-200 ploughed into the

By Bronwen Beechey
ADELAIDE — On November 20, 500 people rallied in Victoria Square to protest the SA government's budget cuts to mental health services. Mental health workers and clients, along with members of the Australian Nurses Federation

This week in history
December 1, 1854: Eureka Stockade
Tens of thousands of miners in the Ballarat gold fields, burdened by high mining licence fees and a corrupt and brutal administration, and incensed at the jailing of unlicensed diggers,

Workers jeer PNG PM over budget
By Norm Dixon
On November 24 in Port Moresby, 2000 angry trade unionists jeered Papua New Guinea's prime minister, Bill Skate, when he appeared to accept a petition from protest organisers. The workers, mobilised

By Dick Nichols
[This is an edited version of an address to the ACT Politics in the Pub on the subject of "Privatisation in the ACT".] I'll be tackling the issue of privatisation as someone who, as secretary of the combined unions committee at

Native title win in Kimberley
PERTH — In the first successful native title claim on the mainland, the Federal Court has recognised the Miriuwung-Gajerrong people's right to their land in the east Kimberley.
The traditional owners won the right

GLW library appeals for books
By Dave Holmes
SYDNEY — Ready access to the right materials is crucial for a cooperative venture like Green Left Weekly, no less than for the big capitalist dailies. And for all the increasing importance of the

Union calls for inquiry on mine conditions
ROSEBERY — The Australian Workers' Union has called on the new Tasmanian Labor government to hold a public inquiry into mining conditions on the state's west coast. Green Left Weekly's JULIA PERKINS


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