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By Michael Schembri Discrimination in insurance "It appears that the experiment in industry self-regulation has failed as insurance companies continue to discriminate against homosexual and bisexual men, contrary to the spirit of their own

By Boris Kagarlitsky MOSCOW — More than six months have passed since members and supporters of Russia's leading left groups — the Socialist Party, the Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists and a section of the former Communist Party's

By Pat Brewer SYDNEY — A split among NSW Greens has occurred with the application by two former secretaries of the Green Alliance's State Registration Committee, Dave Nerlich and Paul Fitzgerald, to change the registered officer of the NSW

Aboriginal singer refused service at Melbourne bar By Rjurik Davidson MELBOURNE — Staff at the Catani Bar in St Kilda on the night of March 4 refused entry to the lead singer of the Aboriginal band Yothu Yindi. Mandawuy Yunupingu said that

Ask for the Captain Written by Ljiljana Ortolja Directed by David Baird Performed by Handspan Theatre Victoria Arts Centre Reviewed by Peter Boyle With a brave mix of puppetry, mime and acting, Handspan Theatre has tried to give some

Action updates ADELAIDE — One hundred Flinders University students protested the proposed replacement of Austudy with a student loan scheme here on February 28. The demonstration coincided with the opening of a building by federal minister of

Liquor workers fight wage cuts By Roberto Jorquera MELBOURNE — Two thousand liquor trades workers took a tough stand on penalty rates and loadings at a March 5 stop-work meeting. "The membership voted unanimously to authorise our officials

Compiled by Sean Magill from reports in An Phoblacht/Republican News The trial of British intelligence agent Brian Nelson clearly indicates that British collusion with loyalist death squads remains sanctioned from the highest levels of the

This week I thought I'd kick off with a very funny joke from a very funny man, that hysterically witty US Senator Ernie Hole-in-the-head. He told a crowd of cheering workers that they could respond to Japanese claims that US workers are lazy by

Liberal "I think these days we want to be getting back to a few basics and we might have to consider a few of the old-fashioned remedies." — NSW housing minister Joe Schipp advocating public flogging of street hoodlums. Censored

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