ACT opposes mandatory sentencing By James Vassilopoulos CANBERRA — Three hundred people turned out to a protest on February 17 against mandatory sentencing in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The rally, called with only two days'
Looking Out: 'I did' By Brandon Astor Jones "The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved." — Publilius Syrus In 1979, while on trial for my very life, the "Honourable" Judge Luther Hames took frequent naps as the prosecution presented
By Marina Carman There's nothing like the announcement of a government-sponsored national youth week to make a young person proud and happy — at least that's what David Kemp, the minister for education, training and youth affairs, is hoping.
Judging gender Women appointed to the judiciary by Peter Beattie's Labor government in Queensland were there due to their gender, not their merit, former High Court chief justice Sir Harry Gibbs implied at a function at Brisbane's Supreme Court
2,000,000 behind bars in the US Washington, DC — The Washington DC-based Justice Policy Institute (JPI) reported at the beginning of this month that on February 15, the United States jail population would top 2 million for the first time. Using
By James Vassilopoulos CANBERRA — Supporters of workers' rights discussed the implications of BHP's attempt to force their Pilbara work force into individual contracts at a Green Left Weekly forum here on February 16. Trevor Zeltner, the
Tube workers to contest London elections Tube workers to contest London election By Iggy Kim LONDON — On February 10, the Campaign Against Tube Privatisation (CATP) officially launched its slate of 11 candidates for the Greater London
Deckhands fight for jobs By Robert Darcy SYDNEY — Two hundred tugboat deckhands and their supporters gathered at Circular Quay on February 17 to protest efforts by Adsteam, the country's largest tugboat operator, to cut crew numbers from four
By Michael Bull MELBOURNE — Building unions' campaign for a 36-hour week and a 24% pay rise entered a dangerous new phase on February 16, when union job delegate Colin Reddie was bashed outside his workplace. Reddie, a member of the Construction,
By Bea Brear SYDNEY — On February 14, a small but vibrant rally was held outside the Liberal Party headquarters in Sydney to protest against the GST. The action, organised by the Cross-Campus Women's Network, aimed to highlight the
Ruddock, Court threaten detainees By Sean Healy Immigration minister Philip Ruddock took time out of his busy schedule on February 14 to personally warn asylum seekers at the Curtin air base in WA that if they make trouble again, they will all be
Students join Resistance Resistance held stalls at numerous university Orientation Weeks between February 14 and 18. Twenty people joined Resistance at the University of Newcastle. Western Sydney Resistance joined 10 people at the University of