BY ALISON DELLIT One of the eight "anti-terrorism" bills currently before the Senate — the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 — will, if passed, enable the federal attorney-general to "ban" organisations. Membership of,
BY RALF SCHARRMAN DARWIN — "Shame — our shame" — these March 7 words, used to describe the behaviour of Aboriginal people by the Northen Territory minister for indigenous affairs, John Ah Kit, in the NT Parliament, have sparked debate in the
BY PETER ROBSON& JIM MCILROY "The US war on Afghanistan provided no solution to the problems of the region", Farooq Tariq, general secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, told a lunchtime meeting at Newcastle University on April 3, as he began a
BY FIDEL CASTRO [The following is the text of the speech made by the Cuban President Fidel Castro on March 21 at the International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico.] Not everyone here will share my thoughts.
BY ALISON DELLIT The federal Coalition government does not let itself be deterred from carrying through a policy just because it is disastrous. Just a few weeks after aviation privatisation claimed as its victims the jobs of 14,000 Ansett workers,
BY JON LAND Two-and-a half years after East Timor's referendum on independence, the effect of the Indonesian military and militia's post-ballot destructive rampage are painfully apparent. Burnt out shells of buildings stand dotted around the
BY JIM GREEN SYDNEY — The head of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), John Loy, approved construction of a new 20-megawatt nuclear reactor in the southern suburb of Lucas Heights on April 5. ARPANSA
BY TERRICA STRUDWICK Yarls Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire, Britain, was closed on March 31 after a fire devastated the complex on February 14. The detention centre was built without a sprinkler system. Group 4, the company which manages all
BY PETER DEERSON MELBOURNE — If you aren't aware of the continuing violence being meted out to anti-logging protesters in the East Gippsland forests, don't be too embarrassed — it's been easy enough to miss — one or two brief mentions hidden
BY CHRIS PICKERING& STEPHEN O'BRIEN SYDNEY — On March 28, the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission acknowledged that library workers have been underpaid because they are predominately women. The IRC handed down a ground-breaking


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