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Between June 10-13, NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA) branches met to consider the state government’s paltry offer of a 3.9% wage rise over one year, with strings attached.
Opponents of the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam on the Mary River, inland from the Sunshine Coast, are preparing for a mass protest march to the Queensland ALP state conference on June 21.
Tim Anderson’s new documentary on the East Timor-Cuba health cooperation program is an inspiration. The Doctors of Tomorrow, which was launched at a screening on June 12 hosted by NSW Greens MLC John Kaye, was filmed in both countries, and documents the human face of Cuba’s profound international solidarity.
Resistance activist Naomi Rodgers-Falk and Socialist Alliance’s Margaret Gleeson led a roundtable discussion with 25 others on “Solutions to the global food crisis” at Northey Street City Farm on June 8.
I declare a personal interest in this story. In 1976, I worked for a year in a James Hardie factory in Western Australia. We were producing asbestos cement sheets; at that time still a popular building material.
There has been a lot of speculation in the mainstream media about whether or not Labor PM Kevin Rudd’s honeymoon with “the electorate” (that is media-speak for us) is over.
SA Unions secretary Janet Giles may face expulsion from the ALP for giving a speech critical of the ALP state government at a fundraising dinner organised by the Communist Party of Australia (CPA).
The six anti-war activists who occupied arms manufacturer Raytheon’s offices in Derry and destroyed its computers — part of the Raytheon 9 who took part in the action — have been acquitted by a jury in Belfast on June 11.
The pro-corporate European Union Lisbon treaty has been rejected by voters in a referendum in the Republic of Ireland, according to a June 13 BBC.co.uk report.
Nepal, a small landlocked nation in the Himalayas wedged between China and India, is an incredibly poor and underdeveloped nation.

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