BY VIV MILEY HOBART — Premier Jim Bacon's Labor government introduced amendments to workers' compensation laws in parliament on November 21. While claiming that workers will benefit, the changes have been designed primarily to save the bosses
BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — The controversial Naturelink cableway on the Gold Coast will not go ahead. The Queensland state government on November 8 rejected the proposal in line with its ban on commercial activity in national parks. The Gold
Newcastle Uni elections Matt Thompson's letter in GLW #429 attacks our article on the disqualification of Peter Robson from the Newcastle University presidential by-election (GLW #428) without once referring to the article's main points. His letter
BY STEPHEN O'BRIEN NEWCASTLE — Metal workers, fleeced of their entitlements by the Steel Tube Pipe (STP) group of companies, have extended their picket lines from the Carrington plant of the Newcastle-based group to the luxurious mansion being
BY ZANNY BEGG SYDNEY — In one of the biggest campaign organising meetings to be held in Sydney for a long time, 60 people crammed into the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on November 23 to discuss plans for May 1 in Sydney. The meeting was called
BY MAX LANE Since August, a new left-wing theoretical magazine, Jurnal Kiri (Left Journal), has been published in Indonesia. Three editions of the 160-page magazine have appeared. Its general editor is Marlin, who is also member of the editorial
BY JIM GREEN A report released by the World Commission on Dams (WCD) on November 16 paints a damning picture of the environmental and social impacts of many of the world's 45,000 large dams. The WCD was formed in 1998 following a process
Acknowledge your kindness "Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of [the human] race is indiscriminate charity." — Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919 The words of warning above by
The federal Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Jocelyn Newman, recently announced the latest figures for female unemployment in Australia were the lowest in a decade. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) October Labour Force
BY VANJA TANAJA DILI - Five women considered to be "indecently" dressed were chased by a mob of mainly young men near the Mercado Lama (Central Market) here on November 10. Four managed to hide in an NGO-run clinic which was then stoned by the mob.
BY GRANT COLEMAN PERTH — Fifty people attended a public meeting here on November 19 to discuss the continuing destruction of Western Australia's old growth forests. With a state election to take place in February or March next year, the