Paper minister After four years or so as the Minister for the NSW Environment, Mr Tim Moore says of Fitzroy Falls, "It's a very spectacular location. It's very different from seeing drawings on paper." (Sydney Morning Herald, 14/5/92) Well,
Labour history in song and yarn A cassette of folk songs and yarns celebrating the shearers' strike of 1891 is one of a series of eight cassettes available from ABC Radio Tapes. A spin-off from the weekly program Songs and stories of
Dutch government lets refugee die By Russell Riebelt AMSTERDAM — Unlike Germany, France and Belgium, the Netherlands has no racist political parties winning high votes and no fascists marching in the streets. However, problems in Dutch
By Tracy Sorensen A solitary foot soldier in the war against women's rights reached the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald recently: a snippet in "Column Eight" revealed that a man stood up to offer his seat to a woman in a crowded
Moves to close US civil rights centre By Andy Lang WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time since the McCarthy era, the federal government may attempt to seize the property of a civil rights organisation. Officials of other public-interest
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — At the end of an eventful week, the Liberal Tasmanian government and the Labor federal government indicated they were losing patience with Associated Pulp and Paper over its failure to resolve the dispute at its mill
By Angela Walker The Chapman review of Austudy, released on May 15, presents the federal government with a range of options to reform student financial assistance. Unfortunately, most of the options and the bulk of the report are concerned more
Correction In our April 29 issue, there appeared a letter, apparently signed by seven people, concerning Green Left's coverage of the anti-AIDEX protests. Among the seven were Vandy Meyer, Barbara Meyer and Dorothy Meyer of Canberra. We have
By Sally Low and Peter Annear PRAGUE — A split in the Czechoslovak republic is more likely after an exchange in early May between Vladimir Meciar, leader of the popular Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), and Czechoslovak President
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Amid a poisonous hail of racial slurs, union-bashing, unsubstantiated allegations and red-baiting, the Royal Commission Into Productivity in the Building Industry in NSW issued its final report on May 26. The


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