By Melanie Sjoberg
ADELAIDE — More than 1000 members of the Public Service Association rallied on the steps of Parliament House on November 23 to protest the state government's lousy wages offer. PSA general secretary Jan McMahon said that with

In order to represent the official view of what this dry brown land of ours is capable of, I have decided to present a symbolic picture, using whatever actors we have available in this section of the paper. The scenario is by a certain John Winston

ACT government workers ready to fight
By Stuart Martin
CANBERRA — In a strong show of opposition to the ACT government's attacks on public servants, and in defiance of intimidation by management, Community and Public Sector Union members

Action needed to counter uranium threat in WA
By Stuart Munckton
PERTH — When the Coalition was elected in 1996, the West Australian Anti-uranium Coalition had this to say in its uranium policy: "The new government will approve any mine, any

The experts
"The IMF's mask of infallibility hides a record of mediocrity punctuated by some truly costly blunders." — Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs.
White blindfold history
"I wouldn't think that would be appropriate because I don't see

Why Australian governments support dictators in Asia
By James Vassilopoulos
"Indonesia is not a perfect democracy, I know that... I just think as a matter of principle the president of that country should be welcome to visit Australia." That was

By Erin Killion and Wendy Robertson
On November 21, National Union of Students delegates, office bearers and observers gathered in Campbelltown for the 1998 NSW branch conference. "It was a joke" said Alison Dellit, a Resistance member and delegate

'Costa Rica has been invaded by mining companies'
GABRIEL RIVAS DUCCA, from Costa Rica, has been supporting local communities in their fight against open-cut mining. He was in Australia to participate in conferences hosted by Friends of the Earth.

By Stan Thompson
ADELAIDE — The state government is set to give the go ahead for an expansion of the uranium mining industry in South Australia, with final approval pending for the Beverley and Honeymoon mines. The government was due to make a

By Aziz Choudry
CHRISTCHURCH — The New Zealand government is the chair of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) for 1999. We are now entering a period of hard sell for the government and business leaders who support APEC's goal of a "free"


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