By Michael Bell BRISBANE — Green Alliance candidates polled up to 26% in local government elections here on March 23. While the Greens didn't win any seats, their preferences are expected to decide several. In a surprise win for the Labor Party,
By Harry van Moorst For three days in March, the sleepy old fishing village of Port Fairy comes to life with the ballads, shanties, jigs and reels that characterise Victoria's largest, and Australia's most charming folk festival. Amidst the
By Kevin Healy Talking to a listener this morning, no doubt in a state of shock, feeling that just another little bit of his or her life has been extracted from him or her: never again the excitement of a party political ad on telly. In the media
The Removalists By David Williamson Directed by Marcelle Schmitz Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle. Tues-Sat nights until April 13. Reviewed by Ian Bolas "You dead cunt", Kenny yells at the police sergeant who has beaten and humiliated him. It's a
New ideas dept. "The October 14 New York Times has a big article on the 'Wildmen'. Apparently this is a growing cult among men who are getting together to rediscover the primitive, soulful wildman inside themselves. On the one hand these 'wildmen'
Large Stars Looking Small By Connie Frazer Gasp with shock, you spaced-out wide bright twinklers. Soon there will be more of us than you. Yet consider the power of small things together — as trillions of fleas in a house kept out the
Green Left schedule Green Left is taking a one-week Easter holiday. The next issue will be dated April 10.
Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Michael Somare has placed himself and his government at the centre of a growing diplomatic row after declaring a veteran Solomon Islands journalist, Alfred Sasako, persona non grata. The ban on Sasako and the SBS
By Norm Dixon Mecky Salosa, a senior leader of the Free West Papua Movement (OPM), which is fighting for independence of Indonesian-occupied West Papua, was sentenced to life imprisonment on March 18 by an Indonesian District Court in Jayapura.
South Sydney Greens set preselection By Peter Boyle SYDNEY — The South Sydney Greens have organised two public meetings to preselect candidates for the seats of Marrickville and Heffron in the coming state elections. The Marrickville meeting is