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By Michael Bell BRISBANE — Green Alliance candidates polled up to 26% in local government elections here on March 23. While the Greens didn't win any seats, their preferences are expected to decide several. In a surprise win for the Labor Party,
By Peter Boyle "If you want the last of Australia's ancient forests protected, don't vote Labor." This blunt comment from Wilderness Society spokesperson Alec Marr indicates how badly relations have soured between peak environmental groups and the
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — Despite President Vaclav Havel's pledge last year to curtail Czechoslovakia's arms industry — the country was the world's eighth largest weapons exporter in 1986 — the Civic Forum government has signed a deal, worth
The Removalists By David Williamson Directed by Marcelle Schmitz Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle. Tues-Sat nights until April 13. Reviewed by Ian Bolas "You dead cunt", Kenny yells at the police sergeant who has beaten and humiliated him. It's a
By Harry van Moorst For three days in March, the sleepy old fishing village of Port Fairy comes to life with the ballads, shanties, jigs and reels that characterise Victoria's largest, and Australia's most charming folk festival. Amidst the
By Kevin Healy Talking to a listener this morning, no doubt in a state of shock, feeling that just another little bit of his or her life has been extracted from him or her: never again the excitement of a party political ad on telly. In the media
Green Left schedule Green Left is taking a one-week Easter holiday. The next issue will be dated April 10.
New ideas dept. "The October 14 New York Times has a big article on the 'Wildmen'. Apparently this is a growing cult among men who are getting together to rediscover the primitive, soulful wildman inside themselves. On the one hand these 'wildmen'
Large Stars Looking Small By Connie Frazer Gasp with shock, you spaced-out wide bright twinklers. Soon there will be more of us than you. Yet consider the power of small things together — as trillions of fleas in a house kept out the
By Norm Dixon Mecky Salosa, a senior leader of the Free West Papua Movement (OPM), which is fighting for independence of Indonesian-occupied West Papua, was sentenced to life imprisonment on March 18 by an Indonesian District Court in Jayapura.
South Sydney Greens set preselection By Peter Boyle SYDNEY — The South Sydney Greens have organised two public meetings to preselect candidates for the seats of Marrickville and Heffron in the coming state elections. The Marrickville meeting is
Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Michael Somare has placed himself and his government at the centre of a growing diplomatic row after declaring a veteran Solomon Islands journalist, Alfred Sasako, persona non grata. The ban on Sasako and the SBS
The Dishwasher ME = By Teresa Dowding When She smiles it's (give us a smile sweetheart) taking a breath or simply desperation and She is blank to survive. Pain transforms Her body (nice legs shame about the face) into an abstraction that
Tirana, Washington resume relations By Peter Annear PRAGUE — After 52 years without diplomatic contact, the United States agreed to restore full diplomatic relations with Albania on March 15. Talks on resuming ties were virtually completed
Nuts By Tom Topor Directed by John Rado With Bede Gwynne, Richard Payten, Geoff Hickey, Nan Vernon, Ted Webster, David Beard, Simon O'Rourke, Paul Van Reyk, Wednesday Kennedy. New Theatre, Sydney Reviewed by Rod Webb By at least one of the
By Steve Painter Five days of mass protests shook the Yugoslav and Serbian capital, Belgrade, in mid-March. Two people were killed and up to 160 injured as police, backed briefly by army tanks, attacked the protesters. The tanks were withdrawn after

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