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BY CHRISTINA SACCO WOLLONGONG — On May 3, the Land and Environment Court gave Stocklands Construction permission to restart its development of Sandon Point. The development, which had been halted by a court injunction, now looks set to go
Hey you, stop beating meyou can't scare me to be silentyou may blame the refugeesyou, you can't see the realenemy, behind the wallwhere the refugees sing,singing softlyjerking tearsblame them, beat the silencetheir sown up lipstheir ripped up
BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — The May Day meeting of the ACT Trades and Labour Council/Unions ACT (ACT TLC) debated motions on Palestine, in the presence of Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) national secretary Sharan Burrow. ACT TLC
Soursobs. Bitter sobs?Can you hear them crying?I don't think so. Wrong name.Defiant of lawnmowers, in cracks, understones conserving future colourin summer-silent bulbstill they can again thrustthough in the middle of winterin the middle of human
BY ALISON DELLIT On May 8, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee delivered its report on the package of "anti-terrorist" legislation currently before the Senate. The committee proposed a series of amendments to the legislation
The commemoration of the forced integration of West Papua (formerly known as Irian Jaya, now Papua) with Indonesia on May 1 was marked by peaceful protests by pro-independence supporters across West Papua's major towns. The demonstrations condemned
BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — On May 6, Anne Duggan, the Victorian training officer of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), was ordered by Commissioner Terence Cole to give the royal commission into the building industry the
BY ERIC RUDER CHICAGO — A pro-Palestinian student group at the University of California-Berkeley has won its free speech fight against the administration's attempts to silence it. After an outpouring of support — both on campus and around the
BY KERRYN WILLIAMS CANBERRA — "Protection overboard" was the theme of a May 9 Refugee Action Committee forum, attended by 140 people. Former diplomat Tony Kevin, once the Australian ambassador to Cambodia, outlined evidence submitted to the
BY LISA MACDONALD ARMIDALE — A May 8 public meeting discussed how to galvanise public support for ending the federal government's brutal asylum-seeker policy. The 50-strong meeting was titled "Refugees: what is to be done". Organised by the
BY SIBYLLE KACZOREK DARWIN — The fourth solidarity brigade to East Timor organised by Action in Solidarity with East Timor/Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific will leave for Dili on May 13. “We will be helping build a well in
BY TERRICA STRUDWICK ROCKHAMPTON — Consolidated Meat Group employees voted to return to work on April 27 after a five-month dispute over a new enterprise agreement. However, CMG has broken its promise to reinstate all employees who were working
BY ROSA ZULU HARARE — More 6000 workers gathered for the May 1 rally in the Gwanzura stadium here enthusiastically supported socialist MP Munyaradzi Gwisai's criticism of the participation of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in
BY SARAH STEPHEN Immigration minister Philip Ruddock announced on May 7 that Australia's immigration intake for 2002-03 would rise for the fifth consecutive year. The federal government will allow between 100,000 and 110,000 new migrants into the
BY BONNY CAMPBELL SYDNEY — On May 7, about 80 protesters converged outside the Immigration and Population Conference at the Australian Technology Park in Redfern where immigration minister Philip Ruddock was due to speak. Fortunately for
Representatives from nine Third World countries, led by Cuba, proposed during a February World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiation session that future agricultural trade rules should be geared towards meeting the Third World's development needs.

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