Valuing humanity and nature Being and WorthBy Andrew CollierRoutledge, London, 1999136pp., $42.95 (pb) REVIEW BY NEVILLE SPENCER The field of ethics is possibly the least developed area of philosophical debate. This is even more the case in
High school walkout against N-dump called ADELAIDE — The socialist youth organisation Resistance has called a high school walkout for 11am on August 16 against the proposed nuclear waste dump at Lake Eyre in central South Australia. The walkout
DETYA staff reject non-union agreement BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — Staff at the federal Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA) have overwhelmingly rejected a draft non-union agreement in a blow to management's attempts to
The magic carpet For the first time, John Winston Howard has talked publicly of retirement. We at Life of Riley Enterprises are much distressed to hear such talk. Having just designed a range of John Howard puppets it is a great shock to our
Hiroshima Day to launch new anti-nuclear coalition MELBOURNE — At the August 6 rally here to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, unions, churches, environment, peace, ethnic and community groups will unite to launch the
EAST TIMOR: Militia threat continues The confrontation on July 24 between pro-Jakarta militia forces from West Timor and a detachment of New Zealand soldiers from the United Nations peace-keeping force — the third such incident along the western
Cuba solidarity in Hobart BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Cuba's revolution has been able to survive because it has tapped the "creative potential" of millions of working people, Democratic Socialist Party leader Dick Nichols told participants in a
BY MARGARET ALLUM The National Eating Disorder Information Center (NEDIC) in Canada conducted a study of nine- and 10-year-old children's fears. It found that most children were more afraid of getting fat than of losing a parent, getting cancer
BY KAREN FLETCHER BRISBANE — The Maryborough community will experience the fruits of the Queensland government's increased capital expenditure in regional areas when the first sod is turned and construction of a new $97 million high-security
Jobs threatened by market testing BY STUART MARTIN CANBERRA — The announcement the Liberal government to market test every public sector function with the intention to outsource to the private sector threatens thousands of jobs. The first jobs
Students plan activist left tickets BY JAMES CAULFIELD& RUTH RATCLIFFE CANBERRA — Student activists here are laying plans to end conservative domination of the student associations at the University of Canberra and the Australian National
No mandatory detention for asylum seekers! BY PIP HINMAN In an attempt to remind federal immigration minister Philip Ruddock of his responsibility to provide protection for asylum seekers, a group of 27 non-government organisations has called on
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