BLUE MOUNTAINS — Labor voters rejected a sleazy preference deal between the ALP and Liberal Party candidates in a Blue Mountains City Council by-election on February 25. Labor candidate Mark Greenhill and the Liberals' Rodney Forrest swapped
Ben Courtice, Melbourne Qantas aircraft maintenance workers marched to passenger terminals in Melbourne on February 28 and in Sydney on March 1 to protest against management's threat to move up to 3000 maintenance jobs to other countries in Asia.
Linda Waldron The Howard government's new workplace relations laws, which will come into effect at the end of this month, represents a devastating new attack on the work and family life of women workers. Ellen Kleimaker, women's and equity officer
SYDNEY — Hundreds of workers protested in martin Place on March 2 against PM John Howard, who was attending a Liberal Party fundraiser to celebrate his 10 years in office. The protest was organised by Unions NSW. Photo by Alex Bainbridge
Farida Iqbal Under Australian Red Cross regulations, men who have had sex with men in the past 12 months are prohibited from donating blood. A debate around the ban erupted in April 2005 when Tasmanian Michael Cain was prevented from giving blood
Susan Austin, Hobart A poll published in the Mercury newspaper on February 25 indicated that the Labor Party is likely to win 11 seats in the March 18 state election, the Liberals nine and the Greens five. The Greens, however, are confident of
According to a Zogby poll released on March 28, 72% of US troops in Iraq support US withdrawal within a year. Of the 944 troops surveyed, 29% wanted an immediate withdrawal and just 23% thought that US forces should remain in Iraq "as long as they
Coining for CapitalBy Jyotsna KapurRutgers University Press, 2005197 pagesOrder at <http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu> REVIEW BY BARRY HEALY This book's title derives from a statement by Karl Marx in Capital Volume I. He commented that
Max Lane On March 3, Philippines President Gloria Arroyo lifted the state of emergency that she had declared a week earlier. Arroyo claimed she had successfully prevented a coup, yet no details of this coup attempt have been made public. The week
Doug Lorimer In an 11-page report on Iran's nuclear program circulated on February 27 to the governing board of the UN's Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency in advance of its March 6 meeting, IAEA director-general Mohammed ElBaradei
Bernie Stephens, Harare With the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) divided down the middle, President Robert Mugabe would have celebrated his 82nd birthday in February with temporary respite. The MDC split in the lead-up to last
Women are oppressed, not because it's "natural", but because the system requires it. In most previous societies, except the earliest forms of hunter-gatherer communities, a woman's role was determined by the family to which she belonged and the man