The people's rollback versus Labor's In the five years since John Howard was elected prime minister, his government has carried through a breathtaking range of attacks on the working class. Key among these were the sale of Telstra, the
The Scottish Socialist Party office in Glasgow has been inundated with requests from teachers for campaign packs for school pupils holding mock elections. One teacher phoning from a school in the Gorbals told the party that she has been
AsylumDirected by Claudia Chidiac54 Joseph St, LidcombeShowing May 31-June 9 REVIEW BY VIV MILEY SYDNEY — From the moment you arrive at the venue — a vacant wallpaper shop in Lidcombe — there is a sense of unease. In the main room is an
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
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 ZANNY BEGG SYDNEY — Approximately 20 people came to an M1 Sydney meeting to discuss what the anti-corporate movement would do in Sydney in relation to October 3-5 Commonwealth Business Council forum meeting in Melbourne and the October 6-8
BY MELANIE SJOBERG Unions claim that Qantas is training management to act as strike-breakers in anticipation of a labour dispute over a new enterprise bargaining agreement. Secret training operations, which include teaching up to 75 managers
Greed is good — for the rich only "The ACA story on Monday was all about inflaming the mean, envious streak in Australians that confuses success with wrongdoing... It is a characteristic we should endeavour to suppress, not cultivate like a
BY SEAN HEALY While still pushing hard for a new round of trade talks, United States trade representative Robert Zoellick and other senior US officials have signalled that their government has no intention of reviewing imbalances in
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 ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Voluntary and forced redundancies at the Incat boat-building company have resulted in Incat’s work force being reduced from 900 to 710. Last year the work force was 1000-strong but workers who left have not been
BY NOREEN NAVIN SYDNEY — Community rallies and protests have resulted in the postponement of the NSW Labor government's plan to close and "restructure" several Sydney schools until 2003. However, public outrage has not prevented education