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Walsh Street By Tom Noble John Kerr Pty Ltd, 1991 Reviewed by Michael Heaney On October 12, 1988, two young Melbourne policemen, Damian Eyre and Steven Tynan, were murdered in the early hours of the morning after answering a call to
Thailand Yet another glimpse into the reality of the New World Order emerged on our television screens on May 18 as Thai troops mercilessly opened fire and killed at least 100 peaceful demonstrators demanding democracy. The Thai military
By Ben Pearson SYDNEY — A bill now before the federal parliament would place control of the Lucas Heights nuclear facility in the hands of the federal government, and possibly make the site a national dumping ground for radioactive waste.
Comment by Mike Rafferty One of the most debilitating tendencies of left politics in recent years has been the use of dismissive slogans to marginalise debate. This tendency has been particularly evident in debates (or the lack thereof) around
By Peter Boyle Like many cities in the United States, Australian cities have been subjected to the "doughnut effect": the city centre becomes "hollow" as population moves from inner suburbs to the outer suburbs in search of newer, larger or
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
By Nick Fredman and Julia Perkins Billy Bragg, Britain's rock poet, is currently on his third Australian tour, this time bringing a band, the Red Stars, and new songs from his latest release, Don't Try This at Home. Bragg's recording career
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
By John Queripel "We could not have done this once. But now we can look you straight in the eye because we know we are worthwhile human beings", Palawig Cabalig, whose ancestral land was destroyed by the Mt Pinatubo volcanic eruption in the
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

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