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By Jacquie Moon Many people were disgusted by last month's brutal murder of Matthew Shepherd, a young, gay US student. But there's also the story of Melbourne high school student James Anderson, who committed suicide after suffering continual
Defamation ruling against Green Left article By Dot Tumney A ruling on November 26 by the District Court of South Australia awarded damages of $100,000 and costs of $11,000 to the former developers of the Kumarangk (Hindmarsh Island) bridge,
Which bank? "Stop bashing the banks", demanded the headline of the Financial Review editorial on November 26. The widespread public anger over fee increases, branch closures, job losses and reduction of services is unwarranted and irrational,
South Korean church ejects workers A contribution of the Catholic Church to South Korea's democracy struggle came to an abrupt end on November 27, when trade unionists hunted by the Kim Dae-jung regime — some since May — were kicked out of
Sport, race and colonialism Review by Phil Shannon The CallBy Martin FlanaganAllen & Unwin, 1998181 pp., $16.95 (pb) Tom Wills is regarded as "the father of Australian football". Modern Australian Rules owes a lot to this Victorian sporting
Centrelink workers to continue strikes By Melanie Sjoberg On December 3, Community and Public Sector Union members employed at Centrelink endorsed state-by-state rolling half-day stoppages from December 8 to 17. This is the next step in the CPSU
The graduate factory (pay at the door) By Sean Healy University was supposed to be a sanctuary of ideas and debate, a "community of scholars" adding to the pool of society's knowledge and enlightenment. But today's universities are factories,
Hong Kong democracy activists charged By Eva Cheng Four activists who led a demonstration in Hong Kong on July 1 in pressing for democratic reforms were served subpoenas on November 19 for a trial on December 21 on the charge of "breach of the
and ain't I a woman?: Principled opportunism? The Paul Osborne "health regulation" legislation, passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly last week, supposedly provides women considering abortion a "more informed choice" by imposing a "more
Billions for BHP BHP's 1998 report to shareholders says that in the year to May 31, the company had operating revenue of $22.479 billion, against raw material and other external costs of $11.864 billion. The $10.615 billion difference or value

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