BY JOHN GAUCI SYDNEY — "East Timorese must ask themselves, why are we still divided? We can't go on holding other countries to blame", the new country's foreign minister Jose Ramos Horta told a public lecture at the University of New South Wales
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS & CHRIS SLEE  MELBOURNE — “Growing up in this area, I understand that working families are doing it tough. Too many people are worried about losing their jobs or about getting by with casual work”, said Josephine
BY DICK NICHOLS Through the first telephone hook-up of its National Liaison Committee since its founding in March, the Socialist Alliance last week decided to have its founding conference in Melbourne on the weekend of August 4-5. The conference
BY SARAH STEPHEN  Public anger is mounting at the federal government's treatment of asylum seekers, following a May 26 raid on the Port Hedland detention centre and the arrest of 22 refugees singled out from a May 11 riot at the
BY MAX LANE JAKARTA — On May 30, an alliance of members of parliament from Golkar (the party of former Indonesian dictator Suharto), the armed forces (TNI), the muslim right-wing Central Axis parties and vice-president Megawati Sukarnoputri's
BY BRONWEN BEECHEY The South Australian Liberal government believed that it was on a winner when it privatised the state's electricity supply. However, it now looks like the move will be a major factor in the government's defeat at the next state
REVIEW BY SIBYLLE KACZOREK& JO ELLIS Organised by Michael Scott, education and community development manager for the Northern Territory AIDS Council, the recently concluded A Walk Through History exhibition presented a historical insight into the
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — Chanting "Hands off workers' comp!", 2000 construction workers and their supporters brought lunchtime traffic to a halt as they marched through the city on May 29. The rally was smaller than originally expected due to a
WASHINGTON — The non-profit Centre for Science in the Public Interest has launched an internet site to provide information on links between big corporations and research by scientists, mostly in the fields of nutrition, environment, toxicology and
BY ROWAN CAHILL A selective and mythologised account of the past draws young people to Anzac Day celebrations. The chief of the armed forces is the Australian of the Year. Parliament passes a bill enabling the military to be used domestically


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