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BY SUE BOLTON
SYDNEY — The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union national conference, held July 21-25 at Sydney's plush Parkroyal Hotel, adopted a series of rule changes which strip decision-making power from state branches and shift it to the

Reasons to Be Cheerful: From Punk to New Labour through the Eyes of a Dedicated TroublemakerBy Mark SteelScribner, 2002277 pages, $18.95 (pb)
REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON
"It's hard enough being a nineteen-year-old boy as it is, spun through a

BY SARAH STEPHEN
Immigration department guidelines for journalists visiting immigartion detention centres state that they "may not interview any person who is detained under Australia's immigration law" and "will not photograph/film people in

BY BILL MASON
BRISBANE — Queensland nurses were threatened with disciplinary action only hours after industrial bans were lifted, according to the Queensland Nurses Union (QNU). The bans were lifted following a July 24 arbitration commission

BY PIP HINMAN

Seven activists from the Acehnese Democratic Women's Organisation
(ORPAD), including a high school student, were arrested while staging a
peaceful protest on July 16 in the territory's capital Banda Aceh. They
were demanding

Museworthy: Suffering, Related to 'Ownership'
Privilege —someone else's suffering.
What I should haverefused
before I neededto give it away.
Sing Your Heart
Sing your heart
Don't wait for newsfrom the outside world
Ferris wheels

BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS

Following
successful campaigns to gain electoral registration at the federal level,
and in NSW and Tasmania, the Socialist Alliance is now campaigning for
electoral registration in Victoria.

“To register in

BY CHRIS SLEE
Public sector management is threatening the job security and flextime rights of workers in the Australian Taxation Office. Negotiations are underway for a new industrial agreement for the ATO. The Community and Public Sector Union

BY MARGARET ALLUM
Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too)Directed by Alfonso CuaronStarring Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Maribel VerduScreened at the 49th Sydney Film Festival, June 7-21
Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) was the film

BY ANTHONY BENBOW

PORT HEDLAND,
WA — Despite intense police attention, on July 18 more than 100 protesters
marched on the Port Hedland immigration detention centre and remained for
an all-night protest vigil. For more than 12 hours,

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