The August 15 agreement between the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and its non-academic staff that provides one year of paid maternity leave, and three weeks of paid paternity leave, is a step forward for women. There are only two developed
BY PAT BREWER CANBERRA — Con Sciacca, the Labor Party's federal shadow minister for immigration, addressed the question "Is Australia's refugee policy racist?" at a public meeting organised by Racial Respect on August 9 at the Canberra Workers
A Time for Drunken HorsesWritten and directed by Bahman GhobadiShowing at Dendy and Palace cinemas, Sydney and Melbourne. REVIEW BY ANDREA MYLES& OWEN RICHARDS A Time for Drunken Horses tells the story of life in modern Kurdistan, a territory in
the moon has moved the birds are involved in civil war taxation has stopped the reach of trees into the blue identity of heaven the nine models of evil justice have resulted in uncolliding planets for whose existence most of us must take
BY TROY SAXBY NEWCASTLE — Two independent candidates have been elected as President and Women's Officer of the Newcastle University Students Association (NUSA) under electoral regulations designed to discriminate against political parties.
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Contracted potato growers have accepted an offer by McCain to pay an extra $22 per tonne this year and another $9 per tonne next year for potatoes. This is an important win even though farmers had originally been
BY NORM DIXON The Congress of South African Trade Unions has confirmed that its 1.8 million members will strike on August 29 and 30 to protest against the African National Congress government's privatisation program. Not only has COSATU slammed
BY LESLIE RICHMOND ADELAIDE — Readying for a state election, the South Australian Liberal Party has launched a populist new "tough on drugs" campaign, which law reform advocates warn will turn back the clock on legal attitudes to drug use.
BY JIM GREEN A report written by a US nuclear consultancy firm calls the bluff on the federal government's claim that a new nuclear reactor is required in Australia to produce medical isotopes. The report, titled Alternatives to a 20 Megawatt
BY MARK WAKEHAM & KIRSTEN BLAIR DARWIN — Natural gas is currently being depicted as a clean source of energy, which will help to wean the industrialised world away from its dependence on oil and coal and play a key role in Australia's response to