By Peter Chiltern The Federal Court has ordered Federal Police to return computers worth about $17,000 seized in a raid on the Launceston Unemployed Workers Union two months ago. During the hearing, Justice Northrop was critical of police
By Peter Boyle The banks' latest attempts to hit credit card holders with more charges has driven the Australian Consumers Association to call a national day of protest against the banks for June 2. Whether you are struggling with a home
Wastebusters support recycling bill By Liz Humphrys MELBOURNE — Community and green groups attended a May 20 Wastebusters rally in support of the Victorian government's Environment Protection (Resource Recovery) Bill, which aims to halve
MELBOURNE — Some 150 Thai students demonstrated outside the Thai consulate here on May 20 in anger at the brutal suppression of democracy rallies in Bangkok. Another demonstration two days later at the same venue attracted Australian
Good enough without the recipe Julia Has Two Lovers Directed by Bashar Shbib Starring Daphna Kastner, David Duchovny, David Charles Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Financed on the scrounge and put together with a weeny $19,000 outlay, this
Don't Call Me Buckwheat Garland Jeffreys BMG records Available on CD and cassette Reviewed by Norm Dixon Rarely does a day go by lately that this album doesn't end up blasting out from my stereo. Musically, lyrically and politically, it is
Talking union ADELAIDE — A mass meeting of vehicle workers from Mitsubishi's Tonsley Park and Lonsdale plants threw out a proposed enterprise agreement on May 22. The 3000 angry workers jeered VBEF union officials who supported the package,
Suzuki: Learn from indigenous peoples By Andrew Kitto ADELAIDE — Scientific thought is moving away from limited technical frameworks towards a more complete "web of life" approach, and therefore more towards the beliefs of the indigenous
"East Timor 1942-1992" is an exhibition of photographs that picture the lives and history of the people of East Timor over the last 50 years. The exhibition opens on May 29 at 6 p.m. at the Tin Sheds Gallery, 154 City Rd, Sydney University, and
By Kevin Healy The "Truth Speaks Louder Than" award of the week must go to NSW Supremo Nick Grinner, who stood in the witness box Thursday and described his former minister Terry Methatsall as dishonourable, untrustworthy etc etc, and then said
WASHINGTON — "The big fossil fuel industries have turned what was supposed to be the jewel in the crown of the Earth Summit into a lump of coal", commented Greenpeace spokesperson Paul Hohnen on the Earth Summit global warming accord signed by
MELBOURNE — Malaysian sawn timber imports fell last year to their second lowest level since 1954, according to figures compiled by the Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG). This fall was partly due a shift in consumer preference towards