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Flirting Written and directed by John Duigan Starring Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton and Nicole Kidman Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen If you're the school dag, there are various alternatives: brazen it out; let everyone get on top of you; or go off
By Ian Powell WELLINGTON - New Zealand's largest protest for a decade stunned the National Party government on April 4. Around 100,000 people participated in nationwide demonstrations which were part of the Council of Trade Unions' April 3-9 week
Editorial: Lies, damned lies and the media Everyone "knows" what happened during the Gulf War: we saw it on television and read the "camera witness" accounts in the daily papers. But the "precision" bombing of Iraq portrayed by US officials
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY, April 6 - "The question now, to me, is not one of whether we're going to have a cohesive national green force, but when. And the sooner, the better." With these words Tasmanian green Independent MP Dr Bob Brown today told
By Adriaan Anarco-Troika DARWIN - The World Heritage listing of Kakadu National Park could be under threat, the national Resource Assessment Commission was told last week. During a two-day hearing in Darwin, Australian Conservation Foundation
By Joan Coxsedge On March 6, I announced I would not be recontesting my seat of Melbourne West, which I have held for almost 12 years. While being in parliament gave me resources and some political clout, the institution is pompous and patriarchal
By Peter Boyle Any illusion that a "new world order" based on peace, democracy and justice was being built upon the death and destruction of the Gulf War lies in tatters. Now that Kuwait is returned to the emir and Saddam Hussein's military and
By Alison Murray February 1991: Asep Suryaman has been told his execution is imminent. Cipinang Prison is a civilian jail in East Jakarta. "Ordinary prisoners are held there, 18-20 men to a cell, and in a separate wing the political prisoners are
By James Basle The effects of years of education cutbacks are now being felt across Australia. Problems include overcrowded classes, inadequate facilities from cafeterias to libraries, transport systems unable to cope and up-front fees for
One black brother dead down in Roebourne jail One black martyr crucified and the cops drove in the nails 200 years of custody we're not allowed no bail How do you face the morning when this injustice still prevails Show me the justice to be
By Judy Addison and Jeannie Rae Indonesian workers have taken advantage of increased political instability, as jockeying for power increases in the government and military, to form a new, independent, trade union. The organisers are also keen to
By Norm Dixon The Botswanan government has suspended the dredging of the Okavango River delta in response to mounting local and international opposition. The announcement has brought a temporary halt to a giant scheme that would severely damage