By Rachel Evans In Queensland, a 14 year-old woman (she cannot be named because she is under the "protection" of the Department of Family Services) who was diagnosed last year with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was later placed in state custody
Dita Sari is free! By Sam King JAKARTA — After spending almost three years in jail for her "crime" of organising Indonesian workers to struggle for their rights, Dita Sari was released from the Tangerang women's prison, on the outskirts of
Greed is good "I thought the suggestion was very good ... and of course I saw a commercial opportunity in it." Radio 2UE's shock-jock John Laws on his agreement to "chat" aimed at rescuing the image of Australia's banks in exchange for $1.2
By Sean Healy Resistance recently had direct experience of Australia's discriminatory immigration laws. We invited Farooq Sulheria, a leader of the Labour Party Pakistan (LPP), to our national conference in Melbourne earlier this month. Farooq
At least one too many Henry Lawsons Henry Lawson: A LifeBy Colin RoderickAngus & Robertson, 1999. 447 pp., $35 (pb) Review by Phil Shannon Until his great rival, A. B. "Banjo" Paterson, deposed him when it went plastic, Henry Lawson adorned
By Zanny Begg SYDNEY — During the Students and Sustainability Conference, held at Hawkesbury campus of the University of Western Sydney, July 12-16, there was debate over the decision by some men to form a "pro-feminist" men-only space at the
This space By Brandon Astor Jones This is the first in a series of four poems that I feel the need to share here. In essence, this space will belong to the author of each poem for the duration of the series. It is my hope that readers will be
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ExilioCanto Coro Order by phoning (07) 38485208 or e-mail <jfences@powerup.com.au>Cost is $15, including postage Review by Mark Cronin A CD recording of part of the latest performance in Brisbane by Canto Coro, a program of choral works
By John Meehan DUBLIN — On July 15, the British government triggered a gadget (the D'Hondt mechanism) for electing a devolved Stormont government in Belfast — and the Irish "peace process" sank into farce that would not have not been out of
By Lynda Hansen BRISBANE — Brisbane's Committee in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean (CISLAC) will celebrate 20 years of solidarity with the Latin American people's struggle for justice on Saturday, July 24, with a big Latin Dance
Rent striker evicted By Russel Norman AUCKLAND — Police have evicted rent striker Len Parker from his house in Auckland. Parker had been barricaded in for 45 days after refusing to pay more than 25% of his income in rent. He was supported by