Judith Wright, 1915-2000 BY JIM MCILROY Judith Wright, one of Australia's greatest poets and a life-long fighter for Aboriginal rights and environmental and social justice, died on June 25 in Canberra Hospital after a long illness. Her death
CUBA: Elian's homecoming: when the people heard the news HAVANA, June 30 — My phone rang a few minutes after noon. It was my neighbour. "The Supreme Court ruled that Elian can come home!", she blurted out. The ordeal would soon be over. Picked
Tasmanian upper house stymies land rights BY KAMALA EMANUEL HOBART — Showing the extent to which the official reconciliation process has served as a smoke-screen for refusing justice to Aboriginal people, the Tasmanian upper house has released
BY JENNY LONG SYDNEY — The NSW Industrial Relations Commission handed down its long-awaited ruling on the pay equity test case on June 30. The decision established a new wage-fixing principle on equal pay for work of equal value — the equal
Union backdown on tax office agreement BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — Unionists in the Australian Taxation Office have ended their industrial campaign after voting on June 27 to accept a recommendation by the tax section council of the Community and
MEXICO CITY — The July 2 presidential elections here have resulted in a crushing, historical defeat for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has been in power for 71 years. It would be difficult to underestimate the importance of this
Queensland hospital workers strike BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — Nurses, doctors and support staff in south-east Queensland staged a snap 24-hour strike on July 6 in an unprecedented display of anger against poor wages and working conditions in
Dear Citizen, By now, of course, you've read all those GST information leaflets our government has been sending out, and you have a complete understanding of how it's all going to work. The new system is NUTS — the New Universal Taxation System —
BY SEAN HEALY The International Monetary Fund's efforts to repackage itself as an institution motivated by concern for the poor have been dealt a blow by a new report which reveals that the IMF's "Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers" are no different
Still reeling under the weight of the 1997-98 Asian economic crisis and angered by government lies, spending attacks and scandals, thousands of people from a range of social groups took to Hong Kong's streets on consecutive weekends in late


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