By Paul Oboohov CANBERRA — In the ACT budget announced on May 4, Kate Carnell's Liberal government proposed to cut 450 ACT government jobs to save $86 million a year and supposedly eliminate the ACT budget deficit by the end of the 2000-01
By Richard Ingram Issue number 12 of the socialist journal Links has just appeared. As is typical of Links, it ranges around the world, covering topics of importance to socialists and the labour movement in many countries. The theme of this issue
By Michael Karadjis NATO's bombing has caused hundreds of civilian deaths in Serbia, strengthened the Milosevic regime and resulted in a massive escalation of the Serbian regime's genocidal assault against Kosova's Albanian majority. This confronts
By Nick Everett On May 3-5, Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) members in Centrelink, the federal government's service delivery agency, voted on a new enterprise agreement. The result was 63% for, 37% against, reflecting a sharp debate among
May Day around the world By Norm Dixon May Day, the international day of workers' action and solidarity, was marked throughout the world on May 1. Some of the biggest actions took place where the class struggle is raging. Opposition to NATO's war
What you are not supposed to see By Brandon Astor Jones "The public does not care what happens to people in prison." — Alison Fitzgerald Recently, I went to get a mop to scrub the floor of the cell I occupy. The mop was old and battered, but
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Unionists say no to UN deal By Pip Hinman SYDNEY — On May 6, the day after Indonesia and Portugal signed the United Nations-brokered deal on East Timor in New York, activists here picketed the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre to voice their
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Real wages in Russia, the State Audit Chamber reported recently, were down during the first quarter of this year by 30% from the levels a year earlier. In most countries, that would guarantee a hot May Day. May 1 in
By Allen Myers The German Greens are to hold a special congress on May 13 to decide their stand on the war in the Balkans. The party has been deeply divided by the issue, and there is even talk of a split between the pro-NATO wing, which includes
Wild Spaces film festival The fourth Wild Spaces environmental film festival is only a couple of weeks away. Taking place on May 28-30 in all capital cities (except Canberra), as well as Fremantle, Geraldton, NSW north coast, Bowraville and the
By Jim Green The federal government is proceeding with its plan to build a nuclear waste dump in South Australia, even though negotiations with traditional owners over heritage conservation remain unresolved. On April 30, the government issued a
By Wendy Robertson On May 30, the National Organisation of Women Students Australia (NOWSA) collective voted to expel Resistance activist Virginia Brown. At the previous meeting, Brown had presented a paper which made a range of suggestions for the
Science minister approves reactor By Jim Green SYDNEY — On May 3, federal science minister Nick Minchin gave his approval for the construction of a new nuclear research reactor at Lucas Heights. Minchin's announcement coincided with national
The rise of the mass anti-nuclear movement By Greg Adamson In the early 1980s, a new anti-nuclear peace movement arose in Australia. Building on the mass protests against the mining and exporting of uranium in the late '70s, over the next half
By Corinne Batt-Rawden LISMORE — A 250-strong protest rally was held on May 8 to oppose the decision by Southern Cross University (SCU) to abruptly withdraw funding from 2NCR community radio. The university's unilateral decision in March was made


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