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Tamara Pearson & Norman Brewer, Sydney "We will have no peace until the truth comes out", Thomas "TJ" Hickey's Aunt Gail told a rally in Redfern on February 13. The protest, attended by more than 200 people, marked the first anniversary of TJ's
MELBOURNE — Workers owed $2.5 million in wages, long service leave, and superannuation by ABM Plastics, now in receivership, have been hit with injunctions to stop them from picketing the company. The injunctions were issued on February 17
Blaxtrax: Local Knowledge — Features Newcastle Indigenous hip-hop trio Local Knowledge, who are loved for their "in your face" lyrics addressing issues of cultural identity and empowerment. SBS, Saturday, February 26, 5.30pm. Message Stick:
Sydney University student and Socialist Alliance activist Bronwyn Powell spoke to Green Left Weekly's Kerryn Williams about the Freedom Ride's first week travelling by bus through northern and north-western NSW. Indigenous and non-Indigenous
Vanuatu's ombudsman Iolu Abbil, a founding father of his country's independence struggle, told a February 14 gathering to hand land to West Papua, that while Vanuatu "does not have tanks, guns and war planes", it will fight for West Papuan
Federal education minister Brendan Nelson refuses to adequately fund the higher education sector. Yet he has been splurging on corporate hospitality, spending $600,000 on wining and dining business executives, including: $70,508 in 2001-02
Kerryn Williams A detainee in South Australia's Baxter detention centre has released a statement detailing the extent of abuse suffered by wrongly detained Australian citizen Cornelia Rau. The detainee, who shared the Red One (R-1) compound with
John Percy Laurie Aarons, general secretary of the Communist Party of Australia in the crucial years 1965-76, died earlier this month at the age of 88. The Aarons family played an important role in the CPA: Laurie's grandparents were members, his
Trent Hawkins& Fred Fuentes While students get ready for the start of the university year, federal education minister Brendan Nelson is already planning his next wave of attacks on higher education. Last December, the Australian newspaper
Sarah Stephen In the days after former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib's interview with Channel Nine's 60 Minutes program aired on February 15, the Howard government and the heads of ASIO and the federal police were feeding every conceivable

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