"For those who've come across the seas, we've boundless plains to share." — From Advance Australia Fair. It's an irony that despite the refrain of the Australian national anthem, many people express alarm and fear about an immigration policy
BY JEREMY SMITH The campaign by the National Tertiary Education Union to defend sacked University of Wollongong academic Ted Steele went to the Federal Court on July 5. The union claims the dismissal breaches the university's enterprise agreement;
BY NORM DIXON JOHANNESBURG — A political publicity stunt by the Pan Africanist Congress has snowballed into a major confrontation between homeless and land hungry people and the African National Congress government. The failure of the ANC to
How To Take An Exam... And Remake The WorldBy Bertell OllmanBlack Rose Books, 2001191 pp, US$19.99 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON How's this for the dream exam! There is one paper consisting of just 10 true/false questions. You know the correct
BY MICHAEL KARADJIS In a case of breathtaking hypocrisy, a court controlled by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has put on trial for war crimes the former leader of a country against which NATO itself committed war crimes. No US or other
"Woman hurt in sex attack — Don't walk in city alone at night", "Intruder sat on naked woman", "Woman jogger brutally bashed" — just a few examples of the lurid accounts of violence against women featured almost every day in the only widely and
Fallout: Hedley Marston and the British Bomb Tests in AustraliaBy Roger CrossWakefield Press, 2001187 pages, $24.95 (pb) REVIEW BY JIM GREEN Fallout recounts the story of the cabal of British and Australian politicians, bureaucrats and scientists
BY JOYCE WU Why is the Labor left so keen on mainstream business lobbyists that it's asking for their opinions on human rights, free speech and personal freedom at its conferences — and not providing space for independent, critical voices? On
BY MELANIE SJOBERG Have you wondered why the supermarket shelves are looking a little thin in the yoghurt section lately? Food multinational Nestle, which supplies the bulk of yoghurt products to supermarkets, locked 100 workers out of its Echuca
BY SARAH STEPHEN SYDNEY — Oleg and Nicolae Cujba, two cousins from Moldova, arrived in Australia on October 13 for what they hoped would be a pleasant holiday. Instead, after being questioned at the airport by officials from the Department of
BY PAUL BENEDEK SYDNEY — "When the boss wanted orders to stop us picketing, it took less than a day. But we are now into our seventh week without pay, after being unfairly sacked, and still there is no decision." Seventy-two sacked Metroshelf
@box text intr = Multilateral debt: is money owed to international financial organisations such as the IMF and World Bank, as well as regional development banks such as the African Development Bank. Forty-five per cent of HIPC debt is multilateral.
BY JIM MCILROY BRISBANE — The announcement on July 8 by Queensland federal MP Bob Katter that he was resigning from the federal National Party has sent shock waves through the Coalition parties. Katter denied he was deserting a "sinking ship",
BY KYLIE MOON ASTON — More than 150 people attended a July 8 forum to discuss environmental issues in the July 14 Aston by-election. The forum was organised by The Wilderness Society (TWS) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).
BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS Anti-corporate protesters are planning huge protests when heads of government of the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrial powers come to the Italian port city of Genoa on July 20. The peaceful civil disobedience actions,
BY NIKKI ULASOWSKI Thousands of students participated in the September 11-13 blockade of the World Economic Forum in Melbourne, thousands more participated in the May 1 stock exchange blockades. The S11 and M1 protests have rejuvenated student