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By Steve Painter South Yorkshire police have paid more than half a million pounds (around A$1.2 million) compensation to mineworkers arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in June 1984. Orgreave was the centre of bitter clashes between police and
Greiner's law and human rights The Greiner government's anti-union Industrial Relations Act was passed by the NSW upper house on October 30, paving the way for a giant step backwards not only in industrial relations, but also in the sphere of
By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — Representatives of the Irish, Palestinian and Australian Aboriginal movements spoke on October 31 at Brisbane's political infotainment night "Green It Up". For Gerard McGuigan, leader of the nine-member Sinn
Family Matters Directed by Jiri Svoboda Made in Czechoslovakia, 1990. Subtitled Showing at the 1991 Australian Jewish Film Festival Melbourne November 9-24, Trak Cinema Sydney November 16-December 1 AFI Cinema, Paddington Reviewed by Steve
By Helen Jarvis Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Australia last week and was welcomed by an unprecedented display of unity in the Khmer community. A packed dinner of more than 500 people at Fairfield on October 27 gave an enthusiastic
Residents arrested defending Emerald Beach By Tracy Sorensen One hundred and seventeen people have been arrested at the Look At Me Now Headland at Emerald Beach near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, for attempting to stop work on an
Medicare Blues (with thanks to Elvis for the tune) em = By Phil Shannon Oh, people let's reform your costly Medicare Put a few co-payments in and watch it shred 'n' tear Oh let's reform your ... Medicare I don't want to be a Hewson 'cause
By Adrienne Barrett MELBOURNE — Victorian Premier Joan Kirner has hailed proposed new rape laws as "trailblazing", but Melbourne barrister Jocelyn Scutt says the changes will do no more than bring Victorian law into line with reforms in WA, NSW
Anticlimax: A feminist perspective on the sexual revolution By Sheila Jeffreys The Women's Press Ltd, London. Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg "Male supremacy is centred around the act of sexual intercourse ... justified by heterosexual practice",
The best Barbie of them all The struggle to defend the local abortion clinic isn't the only reason for a feminist interest in the goings-on in Wichita, Kansas. During the Gulf War, it was the site of the Miss USA pageant. The show had a lovely
By Sally Low Jablonec nad Nisou — This is a pretty Czech town whose name (apple tree on the Nisa River) is a memorial to all that was left standing by Catholic crusaders during one of their wars against Protestant Bohemia. In the foothills of
New call to demolish brewery By Leon Harrison PERTH — The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has called on the state government to abandon any redevelopment of the old Swan Brewery. WA ATSIC delegates have urged federal