Last Line of Defence screened By Robyn Marshall BRISBANE — The International Women's Day Committee held a film night on domestic violence on June 21 at the Schonell Theatre at the University of Queensland, with generous technical help from
By Sue Boland Membership ballots to determine party policy and select party leadership — surely these measures guarantee party members' control over elected politicians? It seems not: the Australian Democrats have such a structure but have
By Jill Hickson DILI - In June, three 10 year-old boys found a grenade in their playground in Dili, the capital of East Timor. They pulled the pin and it exploded. Two of the boys were blow to pieces. The third was rushed to the church clinic in
By Bill Mason The federal government's haste to cut public servant numbers has cost $711 million in redundancy payments for about 20,000 staff over three years, according to a report by the auditor-general, Pat Barrett. The report criticised the
Call for abortion law repeal in government By Robyn Marshall BRISBANE — The Queensland Labor government is reviewing how the state's criminal code affects women. Previous attempts to reform this law have been made, but without reference to
Reflection's hard truth By Brandon Astor Jones "The violence of today's society has little to do with the shunning of God and much more to do with a glorification of guns, [intolerance] and ... a lack of parental supervision." — Jeff Joseph
Helen Todd's battle for justice Punitive DamageDirected by Annie GoldsonSydney Film Festival Review by Michael Goldstein Punitive Damage, recently shown at the Sydney Film Festival, is an inspiring and most moving testimony to the courage and
By Farooq Tariq LAHORE — The defeat of the Pakistani cricket team by Australia in the final match of the World Cup has dashed many hopes of the government. The ruling conservative Muslim League government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had hoped
The ruling class rates our unions By Jonathan Singer What makes a good union? According to the Australian, the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers (APESMA) and the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association
Longford royal commission: Esso blamed By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The Longford royal commission, which reported on June 28, found that Esso's inadequate training of its employees led to the explosion at the Longford gas plant near Sale in
By Sam King JAKARTA — People's Democratic Party (PRD) activists took to the streets on July 2 to protest the previous day's brutal police attack on a 2000-strong rally outside the offices of the electoral commission (KPU). The 1000
Correction In the article by John Pilger titled "The 'new feminism'" printed in GLW #365, a technical glitch resulted in Natasha Walter's name being misspelt throughout as NatashaWaiter. Our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.
Kurds protest Ocalan death sentence By Gail Lord More than 150 members of the Kurdish community travelled to Canberra on June 30 to condemn the death sentence imposed by a Turkish security court on the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party,
Cancel all Third World debt! By Zanny Begg In 1992, a memo by the World Bank's chief economist and vice-president Lawrence Summers was leaked to the media. In it Lawrence asked, "Shouldn't the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty
The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is undertaking a statewide speaking tour from late July into August. Aboriginal elders will address community meetings to discuss the history, recent developments and future of Aboriginal political action. Since the
NT land rights under attack By Margaret Allum A review of the 1976 Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act released on August 21 contains recommendations which many say are an attempt to extinguish land rights throughout the NT. Building on Land


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