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Greens won't direct preferences By Michael Bell BRISBANE — The Green Alliance has decided not to direct preferences in the March 23 Brisbane City Council elections. "Our dilemma is that the Liberals won't give too many promises on the

By Harry Van Moorst Those of us who were dismayed at the outrageous media coverage of the Gulf War will be pleased to know that the military is about to provide us with a full rationale for media censorship during international conflicts. The

By Max Lane During the last 12 months, groups have been formed to build support for the increasingly active pro-democracy movement in Indonesia. Called AKSI (Aksi Solidaritas Indonesia — Indonesian Solidarity Action), they have been established in

By Harry Van Moorst MELBOURNE — Unemployment groups have begun organising for a major Unemployment Summit conference, to be held here in April. The Coalition Against Poverty and Unemployment and the Victorian Unemployed Workers Union have held

Nuclear Wasteland By Peter Brown I took my child to the nuclear wasteland, to the nuclear wasteland I took my child, and the flowers were blue, and the desert was yellow, while above us the sky rolled, clouds driven by wind. I took my child

Self-Documentation, Self-Imaging, People Living with AIDS. Fine Arts Gallery, University Centre, University of Tasmania, until April 5. Reviewed by Kath Gelber. The philosophy behind this exhibition, now in Hobart as part of a national tour, is

Australia's rural crisis faded temporarily from the front pages when the Gulf War broke out. But the crisis itself did not fade. If anything, it deepened as the Australian economy slid into its worst recession since 1982-83. Bob Hawke's March 12

The March 17 referendum in nine of the USSR's 15 republics was billed as decisive for the country's future. From Moscow, RENFREY CLARKE sent this dispatch just before the polls opened. The poll will cost 120 million roubles. The formal result is

There are times when it can be difficult to keep your spirits up. A short story by PETER GILET. Alphonse Starkadder (Starky to his friends) had always taken an interest in economic affairs and he had to admit, that June, that it had not been a

By Anna McCormack BRISBANE — For 19 years, unpaid volunteers of the Children By Choice organisation have operated a counselling service offering advice on all options available to women faced with unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. Now the group is

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