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Kathy Newnam, Darwin Letty Scott has called for the Northern Territory government to re-open the coronial inquest into the death of her husband, Douglas Scott, in Berrimah prison in July 1985. For more than 20 years she has fought to overturn the
The following "Statement to the Muslims participating at the PM's Summit", signed by 51 Australian Muslim organisations, was issued on August 22. Dear Muslim delegates, The Muslims represented by the undersigned organisations wish to submit our
ADELAIDE — Two-hundred protesters converged on the Adelaide Festival Theatre on August 27, where PM John Howard was addressing the state Liberal Party's annual general meeting. Organised by the Student Activist Alliance, a group from Glenunga
Karl Cossar, Ballarat One hundred staff and supporters protested at Ballarat University's Open Day on August 22. The action was part of the National Tertiary Education Union members' long-running campaign for a better enterprise bargaining
Kerry Smith, Sydney Sam Byrne, the deputy mayor of Marrickville, is standing for the Greens in the Marrickville state by-election. He believes he has a chance of taking the once safe Labor seat on September 17. In the last few years, the Greens
Doug Lorimer By setting up a camp outside US President George Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, on August 6 and demanding he met with her regarding the death of her son, Casey, in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan and her supporters have helped reactivate the US
Jim McIlroy, Brisbane The Queensland Labor government has suffered its first major electoral setback since its massive win in the February 2004 state election. In by-elections held on August 20, the ALP lost two "safe" seats in the Brisbane region,
Bill Mason, Brisbane Two Aboriginal communities say they are "bitterly disappointed" by the Federal Court's refusal to force the Queensland government to pay for lost wages. Justice John Dowsett ruled on August 19 that the state government didn't
Sue Bolton From October 1, building industry workers are likely to be separated from the main industrial relations legislation that covers other workers. Federal legislation to set up a new coercive Australian Building and Construction Commission
A group of Iraqi women recently met the US ambassador to Iraq in an effort to push the framers of Iraq's new constitution not to limit women's rights. Many Western feminist groups and some Iraqi women activists fear Islamic law, which if enshrined as

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