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Whitefella comin': Aboriginal Responses to Colonialism in Northern Australia By David S. Trigger Cambridge University Press, 1992. 250 pp. $45 (hb) Reviewed by Andrew Honey Trigger's book focuses on Doomadgee, a mission settlement on the
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — "It's not just our problem, or a problem for the unionists at Robe River", says Brian Green, a metalworkers' union delegate at the strikebound Burnie mill of Associated Pulp and Paper, a subsidiary of the New
Discrimination charged in teacher sacking By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — David Jobling, an artist employed on contract by Jamestown Primary School, has been sacked by the Education Department, on the grounds that he has published "offensive"
NZ Greens endorse Alliance AUCKLAND — Green Party delegates voted by a large majority to formally join the third-party Alliance at a national conference in the city of Nelson. The May 10 vote was 54-11, more than the 75% majority required
By Peter Boyle It was an ABC television reporter who led the question about whether the 34,000 Chinese nationals offered temporary residence in Australia after the Beijing massacre could bring in a further 300,000 relatives under the
Comment by Linda Paric On Mother's Day 1992, my village died. It was killed by Serbian mortars, guns and bombs. It never made the news, just like dozens of Croatian and Muslim villages and towns in Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina. It is another
By Leslie Warne WOLLONGONG — "This hospital is essential to the ongoing welfare of mineworkers and the community", mineworkers' union organiser Bob Graham told a 1000-strong rally at Bulli hospital in early April. The Greiner government's
Anti-racism trust set up in WA By Leon Harrison PERTH — The parents of an Aboriginal youth killed in January in a racist attack have set up a trust to counter racism. Bill Johnson is still deeply angered by the death of his 19-year-old
By Graham Mathews and Tracy Sorensen The state government bus service in Newcastle is the latest target in the Greiner Liberal government's "Privatisation is for everyone" campaign. The bus drivers' union, public transport lobby groups and
Reprinted here are major portions of a talk given by Dr PETER BOTSMAN in Port Macquarie last month. Dr Botsman is executive director of the Evatt Foundation. His talk was occasioned by the NSW government's plan to privatise the Port Macquarie Base
Beatrice goes underground Breathing Under Water Directed by Susan Murphy Dermody Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen Why on earth has humanity set the stage for its own extinction? In Breathing Under Water, the question is explored in a circular
The timber and paper needs of Victoria could be satisfied entirely from existing plantations, creating 2000 jobs in the process and saving native forests from further encroachment. These are the findings of a recent report commissioned by the
More like melodrama "It's a tragedy for all Australia." — An Associated Pulp and Paper Mills executive on the recent defeat of resource security legislation in the Senate. APPM said the defeat had led it to scrap plans to build a $1.2 billion
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — It has already been dubbed Murongate. Jaroslav Muron, a deputy privatisation minister, was allegedly offered a bribe to favour one bid for a dairy enterprise in the south of the Czech Republic. The manager of the
By Irina Glushchenko and Boris Kagarlitsky MOSCOW — How big a bribe do you have to pay if you want some service performed by an employee of the Moscow mayor's office? Ten per cent of the total value of the business involved. This figure
By Dalia Acosta HAVANA — Over a year a go Holly Near was in Cuba, and I was reminded of her on April 15, when a group of artists, intellectuals, and AIDS activists and professionals met with the public in the Juan David Gallery of the Yara

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