Service with a smile "This is not about liabilities — this is a customer service program." — Mobile's fuels marketing manager, Paul Wherry, explaining the company's $15 million relief fund for aviators affected by the fuel contamination
By Anthony Benbow and Jonathan Singer A dispute over individual contracts at a Western Australian mine has, in the last week, become a major test of strength between workers and their employers. Workers at BHP's iron ore operations in the Pilbara
By Margaret Allum On the evening of his election win in 1999, PM John Howard announced his support for "true reconciliation with the Aboriginal people of Australia by the centenary of federation". With only 10 months to go to the centenary
By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — The Queensland Labor government will become a minority government, forced to rely again on the support of independent Peter Wellington, if it loses even one of the two by-elections for the traditionally safe Labor seats
Taliban are still brutal 'villains' By Lynette Dumble Since its seizure of Afghanistan in 1996, the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban has rapidly become the world's most despised regime. In August, a United Nations investigation revealed that the
By Frances Sheehan SYDNEY — The NSW media on January 20 reported the proposed restructuring of the state's Department of Community Services (DOCS). It was reported that it would involve cutting staff, re-dividing the two main parts of the
West Papuans occupy embassy in Jakarta By Tim Murphy Students from West Papua occupied the Dutch embassy in Jakarta on January 17. They are demanding that Holland fulfil its promises to help West Papua achieve independence from Indonesia. West
Erin Killion Growing worldwide inequality and hunger, sexism, racism and environmental destruction explode the lie that the 21st century heralds a new era of peace and prosperity. According to the government and mainstream media, Australia is a
By Kim Bullimore In 1996, Pauline Hanson was catapulted onto the national stage when she was elected as the federal member for Oxley in Queensland. For the next two and half years, Hanson became the public face of racism in Australia. Hanson vowed
The wowsers are back Imagine this, if you will. Here's this younger version of me out and about town, taking in some theatrical entertainment. These events were something I was passionate about, and it was my want to catch the best of the


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