By Donna Stuart Between 1989 and 1990, 553 people in Victoria complained of rape, and up to 2000 reported sexual assault to the police. It is universally recognised that crimes against women are by far the most under-reported of all crimes,
By Steve Painter What's the social and economic cost of an epidemic of asthma and other respiratory and allergic ailments affecting at least a quarter of children in large areas of Australia's two largest cities? Don't ask the big business
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Everybody knows January in Russia was a bad month. But just how bad? The figures are now coming in. According to the Russian State Committee on Statistics, retail trade turnover during January, measured in
By Peter Boyle Paul Keating's February 26 economic statement was supposed to be about "creating jobs, jobs and jobs". But while Keating promised to create 800,000 jobs in the next four years, by his own estimates unemployment will remain around
NSW Forest Commission operated illegally By Steve Painter SYDNEY — The NSW government's proposed Timber Industry (Interim Protection) Bill amounts to an admission that the state's Forestry Commission has operated illegally for the past 12
Green It Up returns By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Brisbane's weekly infotainment night, Green It Up, opened with a bang on February 27. The Celtic Club, packed with supporters of Green Left Weekly, eagerly listened to the sounds of the
By Pat Brewer Doug Hine seems to agree with the major point I documented — that the manner in which a national Green party is being put forward has quite disturbing features, conflicting with the open and non-exclusive way the name "Green"
Environmental threats Significantly, the decisions in Keating's economic statement which affect most the environment come in the section titled "Facilitating Major Projects". Keating has promised big business that he will not let
By Angela Matheson After six years of affirmative action policy which aims to eliminate discrimination against women and promote equal employment opportunities, you would think female lawyers would have a better chance than most of making it in
South Africa's new non-racial cricket administration, the United Cricket Board of South Africa, has agreed that the touring South African team is playing as "South Africa" not "Springboks", which has become a term associated with apartheid sport.