BY GARY MEYERHOFF DARWIN — With counting completed in the August 18 Northern Territory elections, the Socialist Alliance's Peter Johnston, a veteran anti-racism campaigner, led the charge with 4.5% of the vote in Fannie Bay, an excellent result,
BY REBECCA MECKELBURG ADELAIDE — The September student elections at Flinders University will be contested by an Activist Left ticket. The ticket brings together activists from the M1 Action Group, the Environment Action Group, the Resistance
SAN FRANCISCO - The New York Times, the most authoritative newspaper in the United States, ran a lead editorial on the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, taking place in Durban, South Africa, from August 28 to September 7. The headline
BY JON LAND The August 30 election for East Timor's Constituent Assembly signifies an important step towards the conclusion of the United Nations transitional administration. As the UN starts to gradually wind back operations and hand over more
BY GRANT COLEMAN PERTH — After months of media hysteria and political point-scoring, a community drug summit has come out in support of health-based solutions for the treatment of heroin use. Despite a fairly narrow agenda, the 100 delegates,
BY KATHY NEWNAM ADELAIDE — In a dramatic legal turn-around which has enraged the developers of Hindmarsh Island but sparked celebration among Aboriginal people in South Australia, Justice John von Doussa has backed the long-held claims of
Men are the new, silent victims of the sex war, "continually demeaned and insulted" by women without a whimper of protest. A "lazy and insidious" culture has taken hold within feminism that revels in flailing men. "Men seem to be so cowed that they
BY STUART MARTIN WOLLONGONG — Labor Premier Bob Carr has studiously avoided Wollongong since June 27, when a mass meeting of Illawarra workers declared that they would demonstrate outside his next appearance in protest against his government's
BY RUTH RATCLIFFE DARWIN — "A new era for the territory begins today", proclaimed the August 23 NT News editorial, the day after Chief Minister Denis Burke formally conceded that the 26-year reign of the Country Liberal Party over the Northern
BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — Protesters gathered outside the Belconnen office of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) on August 20 to call for the freeing of the refugees. Many participants had been shocked by the August


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