Sarah Stephen On March 24, former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer will deliver the findings of his inquiry into how Cornelia Rau was mistakenly held in Baxter detention centre for 10 months on the assumption that she was an
Vannessa Hearman, Melbourne With maritime boundary negotiations between East Timor and Australia set to resume in Canberra on March 7, the Timor Sea Justice Campaign has called for a trust fund to be established. According to the TSJC, the
In a major speech in Melbourne on February 25, federal employment minister Kevin Andrews revealed just what the Coalition government's agenda for industrial relations "reforms" are really all about. Addressing the Committee for Economic Development
Adoption I have spent a lot of time with adoptees and am familiar with their rite of passage in regard to finding their biological parents. Many adoptees project a lot of identifiers onto their blood relatives — wishes and hopes in regard to
BY SARAH STEPHEN Most artists who make it big in Australia don't look back. But John Butler isn't one of them. The social justice issues that fuelled much of his musical passion and creativity over the years — the environment, Indigenous issues,
Stuart Munckton In his weekly televised address to the nation on February 20, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the US government of plotting to assassinate him. He said that advance warning of a potential assassination attempt had come from
The following open letter regarding the Timor Sea oil dispute was initiated by the Timor Sea Justice Campaign on February 23 and is intended to respond to the next round of negotiations between East Timor and Australia on March 7-9 in Canberra. We,
Pip Hinman US President George Bush has been desperately doing the rounds in Europe in a bid to shore up a shrinking multinational occupation force in Iraq. So many countries have pulled out — the Netherlands being the latest to declare its
A young Mexican immigrant reported to the Department of Children's Services for not immunizing her toddler was ordered by a Tennessee judge to learn English, and to use birth control, in January. In October, the judge, Barry Tatum, told another
On February 22, an Israeli court handed down one of the most serious punishments to an Israeli soldier for illegally killing a Palestinian — four-and-a-half months in prison. On June 8, 2003, an Israeli soldier at a Jenin checkpoint spotted a


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