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By Steve Painter The Hewson tax package has been seen as the opening of the next federal election campaign. It is the program with which the Liberals hope to win government by offering big business more than the ALP-ACTU Accord does. The

By Tracy Sorensen A world-scale environmental disaster is unfolding in Australian rivers, dams and reservoirs. Decades of pollution have combined with drought conditions to produce what is possibly the largest infestation of toxic blue-green algae

By Peter Boyle When progressive Israeli film maker Orna Ben-Dor Niv took her most acclaimed film, Because of That War, to the US, she found a reluctance among many more liberal Jews to come to the film. They were suspicious that this was going

By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland government's Anti-Discrimination Bill poses a threat to all teachers with alternative lifestyles, not just homosexual teachers, according to the Queensland Teachers Union. "So far the concentration of

GENEVA — A major world trade union body has accused South Korea and Thailand of widespread suppression of workers' rights. The International Metalworkers' Federation (IMWF) has called on the United Nations' International Labour Organisation (ILO)

By Nigel D'Souza MELBOURNE — David Roff killed his Aboriginal de facto wife, Wendy Ann Noble, by hitting her over the head several times and then strangling her. The incident took place in their home on July 15, 1990, in front of their two young

Women and medicine It is 20 years since the US Food and Drug Administration banned the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic hormone given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. The drug was banned after it was linked with a rare

Tasmania gets women's abortion clinic By Kath Gelber HOBART — Tasmania's first independent abortion clinic opened here in November. Previously, only limited abortion services were available in some hospitals, and many women were forced to go

By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Outrage on the part of many trade union activists over the massacre in Dili and persistent activity by the Timorese community and solidarity groups have produced a response from the organised trade union movement.

Trust Written and directed by Hal Hartley Produced by Bruce Weiss Starring Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Hal Hartley's first successful film, The Unbelievable Truth, an off-beat romantic comedy set in Long

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