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Faced with the complete collapse of its financial system, the Icelandic government has accepted a US$6 billion “bailout package”, which would include more than $1 billion input from the International Monetary Fund.
The following statement was issued by the Intervention Rollback Action Group, Alice Springs, on October 11.
You must have noticed that the Christmas decorations are rapidly spreading all over the shopping malls, not so subtly signalling another season of extreme shopping and extreme credit card abuse.
Train drivers working in Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore division escalated their campaign for a union collective agreement by holding two consecutive 12-hour stoppages starting at midday on October 22.
They’re not happy, these bankers who’ve been forced to resign, are they?
Activists in Cairns have stepped up their blockade actions in the last two weeks to stop the partial demolition of the Cairns Yacht Club building and its removal from its site beside Trinity Inlet.
SYDNEY— "This is the worst NSW government since [1965-1975 premier Robert] Askin", veteran militant unionist and conservationist Jack Mundey told about 1200 people attending the Rally Against Inappropriate Development in Hyde Park on October 19.
Around 60 Cuba solidarity activists gathered outside the United States consulate in the CBD on October 25.
While the war in Afghanistan has dropped off the front pages, seven years on, 56% of Australians say the 1000 Australian troops there should be brought home. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s talk about reconstructing the country haven’t fooled many.
In the October 18 ACT Legislative Assembly elections the ALP suffered a massive 9.4% swing against it. The Greens picked up more than 6% of that swing and have increased their seats in the 17-member assembly from one to at least three.

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