By Stephen Robson SYDNEY — Nguyen Thi Madame Binh, the president of the Vietnam Union of Peace, Solidarity and Friendship Organisations, visited Australia from February 14 to 21. Also part of the delegation was Tran Minh Quoc, the assistant
By Kevin Healy The interests of the True Blue Aussie With the Big Red Heart people were certainly taken care of this week by the world's greatest worst ex-treasurer Paul — particularly those True Blue Aussies With the Big Red who happen to be
World War II veterans During the second world war, hundreds of thousands of Australian women joined the armed forces to work as technicians, armourers, radar trackers and intelligence officers, and as labourers on farms and in factories when
By Sally Low VIENNA — While concern over the rise of racism and the far right in Austria is justifiably mounting, there are also encouraging signs of the potential for a progressive counteroffensive. With 22.5%, the populist right Freedom
By Steve Painter The AIDS pandemic is a disaster for humanity, but a gold mine for some multinational chemical companies, it seems. While AIDS is still spreading in advanced countries such as Australia and the USA, nine out of 10 new HIV
Aboriginal Health and Society: the Traditional and Contemporary Aboriginal Struggle for Better Health By Sherry Saggers and Dennis Gray Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1991 Reviewed by Nick Everett "Aboriginal health is a political issue", argue
Gay and Lesbian activists' conference By Kim Spurway SYDNEY — About 70 people attended a one-day workshop here on February 22, organised by the New Left Party Lesbian and Gay Group with the support of ACT UP (Sydney), the Gay and Lesbian
500 Years Working Committee Celebrating colonialism This year three ships, named Santa Maria, La Niña and La Pinta, all made in Japan, will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe and land in Boston. This re-enactment of Columbus' first
By Pat Brewer A study of wages in Britain throws an interesting new light on the question of how best to fight for equal pay for women. In Australia, women's wages are still on average a third lower than the men's. There has been an ongoing
By Mike Karadjis SYDNEY — More than 80 women at a recent Women in Migration Conference walked out when shadow immigration minister Phillip Ruddock showed up to speak. Those who remained jeered, and Ruddock appeared visibly shaken in a later


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