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NEWCASTLE — The Fairfax-owned Newcastle Herald is engaged in a large-scale shame campaign against graffiti in the city. One issue of the paper featured a picture of the South Newcastle beach skate park, which, like any other skate park, is
Matthew Davies Publicity about the tsunami relief effort in Indonesia's Aceh province has mostly depicted Indonesia's military (TNI) in an unprecedented favourable light. But the TNI's own official record has painted a very different picture than
Abortion is covered in criminal statutes in every state and territory except the Australian Capital Territory, which repealed them in 2002. The definitions in these laws as to what constitutes an "unlawful" abortion varies from state to state, with
Stuart Munckton As part of the Venezuelan government's new anti-tax evasion offensive known as "Plan Zero Evasion", Coca-Cola Femsa, the largest bottler of Coca-Cola in Latin America, was forced to shut down its plants, distribution centres and
Green left Weekly's Alex Salmon spoke to Jakica Zaknic, an activist in the Coogee Coastal Action Coalition who is standing in the Western Australian election as an independent candidate for the South Metropolitan Region. The Coogee Coastal Action
Michael Rowney, Perth Somewhere between 13% and 17% of Western Australian children live in poverty, Annolies Truman, one of two Socialist Alliance's standing for the Legislative Council's East Metropolitan Region in the February 26 state election,
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

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