Promises, promises "What we are seeking is public declarations from the CEOs that they will comply." — David Cousins, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's GST commissioner, on preventing companies from profiteering when the GST
By Erica Haines ADELAIDE — Vehicle manufacturer Mitsubishi has confirmed it will stay in South Australia for at least another 10 years but will impose a major restructuring program which will cost up to 1000 jobs — more than a quarter of its
By Jim Green Pangea Resources, the company that wants to dump 75,000 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste in Australia, is spreading its wings. A new company, Pangea Resources International (PRI), is being set up, and Pangea Resources Australia will
By Diana Haywood-Rankine and Stuart Munckton ADELAIDE — South Australia's only daily newspaper, the Rupert Murdoch-owned Advertiser, ran a page-one story on January 15 headed, "Weapons of street war. Vietnamese gangs 'vicious and violent'". The
Darwin solidarity group joins ASIET By Sibylle Kaczorek DARWIN — This city's East Timor-Indonesia Solidarity Group (ETISG) decided, at its first meeting for the year on January 26, to join the national solidarity group, Action in Solidarity
MELBOURNE — Resistance held a stall on January 21 in Bourke St Mall to campaign in solidarity with the Pilbara workers who are fighting attempts by BHP to introduce individual contracts. Participants sold many copies of Green Left Weekly and
By Jim Green SYDNEY — The state Labor government released its proposals for the southern NSW regional forest agreement on January 28. The agreement will allow large-scale logging to continue in NSW's forests. The agreement is to be finalised by
By Marina Carman With all the politicians' and mass media talk of "aliens" and "illegals", it can be easy to forget that they are referring to human beings. The passage of the federal Border Protection Act on November 25 made Australia one of the
Advance Australia — not By Sarah Stephen Federal minister Philip Ruddock has announced that the government has rewritten the national anthem, "Advance Australia Fair", to reflect the threats to Australians' national identity. We must all learn
By Malik Miah OAKLAND, USA — Some 50,000 people, 90% African-American, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honouring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The protest was organised by the NAACP [National


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