Environmental law 'reform': another Democrat sell-out By Jim Green After several weeks of secret negotiations, the Australian Democrats and the federal Coalition government have agreed on more than 500 amendments to the Environment Protection and
The theft of Telstra The Senate vote to privatise more of Telstra is another theft of public assets and is not in the interests of consumers or telecommunications workers. Last year, Telstra made a net profit of $3 billion, and it is expected to
Albury residents protest against freeway By Karen Burns CANBERRA — Sixty people travelled from Albury on the NSW-Victoria border to Parliament House on June 21 to protest against the federal government's refusal to consider alternatives to
J18 rally attacks corporate tyranny By Erin Killion SYDNEY — On June 18, a global carnival against corporate tyranny was held. It began here with an "Anti-Business Lunch", a rally of about 350 people in Martin Place. Speakers came from a range
UN delays vote in East Timor By Jon Land United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced on June 22 that the UN-administered vote in East Timor, scheduled to take place on August 8, would be delayed until August 21 or 22. In a
By James Smith SYDNEY — There is a perception amongst some that Bob Carr's NSW Labor government is a working people's government. The government's fifth budget, announced on June 22, reveals where its allegiance really lies. Treasurer Michael
Telstra Rather than being progressively sold off Telstra should be restored to full public ownership. Finance can be obtained from the Reserve Bank. Ideally, compensation for higher income earners should not exceed 25 percent of stock value. If
Iraq sanctions: a crime against humanity By Susan Wareham WALID spends most of his time on the streets of Baghdad. He is 14 years old and shines shoes each day to earn a meagre existence for his mother and brothers. If he had been born 10 years
Thousands rally against forest agreement By Martin Schenke BRISBANE — A 3000-strong crowd rallied in King George Square on June 14 to oppose the state government's regional forest agreement (RFA). The rally was organised by the Wilderness
China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: growing integration and joint struggle HONG KONG — AU Loong YU is a leader of a small socialist group, Pioneer, formed in the early 1980s from a split in the now defunct Revolutionary Marxist League (RML). It
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Latest on Indonesian elections The Joint Media and Operations Centre in Jakarta, which has been monitoring the Indonesian vote count, has estimated the final vote for the major parties to be: Megawati Sukarnoputri's Indonesian Democratic
SBS to screen new Jabiluka doco As the final decision of the listing of Kakadu National Park on the "World Heritage in danger" list approaches on July 12, SBS is to screen Cathy Henkel's documentary Walking Through a Minefield. Narrated by film
Candlelight march for political prisoners By Rohan Gaiswinkler DARWIN — A rally, candlelight march through the city streets and an overnight vigil outside the Indonesian consulate took place here on June 19-20. The events, organised by the East
Ripping off workers' entitlements By Jonathan Singer More than 400 coalminer members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, led by 45 of the 125 miners sacked from the Oakdale colliery, rallied outside Parliament House in
24-hour strike at Email plants By Shane Bentley MORE THAN 5000 workers employed by whitegoods manufacturer Email took part in a 24-hour stoppage on June 17. The stoppage affected all 22 Email plants across the country, except the largest, in


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