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
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
Kosova: what remains after 'victory'? By Michael Karadjis Who won the Kosova war? According to Western leaders, NATO did, and Slobodan Milosevic "totally capitulated". According to Milosevic, the war ended with a "victory for Serbia's peace
Serbia under Milosevic: politics in the 1990sBy Robert ThomasHurst & Company, London, 1999 Review by Chris Slee Slobodan Milosevic has been in control of Serbia since 1987. This book deals with his rise to power and the political struggles that
Youth wages: slavery in the free market? By Ky Moon On June 24, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) handed down its final report on junior wage rates. With the federal Coalition government and big business hailing the findings
By Toni Stevens MELBOURNE — Student union leaders at Chisholm TAFE are optimistic about maintaining student control of the fledgling Chisholm Association of TAFE Students (CATS) after a recent occupation of the administration office at the
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
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
Toot this and toot that I think it goes like this: everything passes, everything changes, everything dies. Except in the original French, it had a line of toutes in it — being, as it were, a French thing to say. But my linguistic skills are
By Robert Milne DARWIN — On May 12, an unemployed homeless man was sentenced to 12 months' jail for the theft of a baby towel valued at $15. Kevin Anthony Cook took the towel from the backyard of a house on April 15 to use for a blanket because
Anti-GST rallies around the country Thirty people attended an anti-GST rally organised by the Greens at parliament in Canberra on June 21, Karen Burns reports. Several speakers addressed them on the GST's impact. Greens Senator Bob Brown said that
Wiranto: 'No gatherings of the masses!' By Max Lane On June 25, the Jakarta daily newspaper Kompas quoted the minister of defence and commander in chief of the armed forces (TNI), General Wiranto, as stating that the government would