Jazzed up, anti-racist and danced out By Arun Pradhan MELBOURNE — More than 400 people packed the Prince of Wales Hotel on June 16 to hear a range of artists perform in Green Left Weekly's Jazz Against Racism. The audience was treated to
Fight to save Sydney bushland By Lachlan Malloch SYDNEY — Residents and concerned environmentalists are vigorously protesting against the destruction of a large section of beautiful bushland in the Manly Dam catchment area in Sydney's northern
'Brucegate' scandal spurs demand for Carnell to go By James Vassilopoulos CANBERRA — ACT Chief Minister Kate Carnell is embroiled in a major crisis which could result in her being sacked or her minority Liberal government being thrown out.
Flexible: The high level of youth unemployment acts as a pressure on young people to accept extremely poor workplace conditions and low wages. This means young people are more easily forced to accept jobs which are largely casual positions with
In need "[Kosova]'s going to be like Bosnia or Cambodia. There will be almost as many foreigners trying to help as those who need it. And they will need restaurants and bars and brothels, and this place will never be the same." — A UN official,
Eyewitness report on Indonesian elections BRISBANE — Fifty people gathered in the Paddington Workers Club on April 24 to hear from Karen Fletcher and Graham Matthews, who recently returned from Indonesia. The new documentary Indonesia in
MUA officials withstand challenges By Dick Nichols The final results of the 1999 elections for the Maritime Union of Australia are now in. Both nationally and at branch level, the incumbent leadership has managed to withstand the challenge of
By Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — Housekeeping staff at the Hyde Park Plaza in Sydney have won an important victory. Their employer, Mirvac, backed off from its attempt to contract out their jobs after a lively and well-attended picket on June 25.
DIG: The last history of Burke and Wills A short story by Craig Cormick ROBERT O'HARA BURKE waves his top hat triumphantly and leads Mr Wills and Mr King into the fortified stockade at Cooper's Creek. They've covered the last hundred miles with
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