73.3% of spouse killings are men killing women. 26.7% of spouse killings are women killing men. A history of domestic violence (almost exclusively male violence against women) was recorded in police files in at least 48% of all spouse
A budget follows Keating's course By Stephen Robson PERTH — Following in the footsteps of the federal budget, the Lawrence government brought down a slightly expansionary budget on September 1. With a state election expected in February,
By Rodolfo Casals The Cuban economy has developed special and exceptional characteristics since late 1989. The new conditions that emerged as a result of the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe and the subsequent disappearance of the
By Mike Karadjis SYDNEY — With two weekends still to run, the second Multicultural Theatre Festival is already a success. "Australian Accents" features 17 theatre companies of Australians from different cultural backgrounds. The opening
IMF loan to Albania The IMF on August 26 announced approval of a $US29 million loan to Albania — its first since Albania became a member last October. The announcement said that the country's economy had suffered such collapse since 1990 that
By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — An organisation hoping to become a national green party, the Greens, was launched here on August 30. Representatives of Queensland, NSW and Tasmanian green political groups told the media they had agreed on a
By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Australia's first Indigenous Peoples Party will field 10 candidates in the Queensland state election on September 19. Champion jockey Darby McCarthy will head the IPP ticket in the seat of Clayfield. The
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — One hundred and eighty-two independents had nominated for the October 3 Victorian elections when nominations closed on September 4. This is not surprising: the last Saulwick Age Poll (September 1 and 2) showed that
Aid for Nicaragua By Pip Hinman Non-governmental organisations in Australia are joining the international relief effort for Nicaragua after tidal waves triggered by an earthquake devastated 340 kilometers of the country's Pacific coast on
Through Murri Eyes Brisbane's community theatre company, Street Arts, will shortly be presenting Through Murri Eyes, a collaboration of dance, song and theatre. The performance takes the audience through Aboriginal history, from traditional


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