By Karen Fredericks SYDNEY — The headquarters of the NSW Forestry Commission was occupied for over four hours on November 18 by 30 activists from the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) who, from their position in the Forestry Commissioner's office,
APPM delivers ultimatum to workers By Dave Wright HOBART — An APPM internal company memo from their Tasmanian paper manager Ken Henderson described the Burnie mills performance in September as a "disaster". In it he says "we simply can not
Romper Stomper Reviewed by Nick Fredman Romper Stomper is a powerful, shocking, and flawed film. The story of the violent downfall of a group of Melbourne fascist skinheads, manages to be an apparently authentic portrayal of a subculture, while
Groom's Christmas present — 174 workers sacked By Dave Wright HOBART — According to Liberal Premier Ray Groom 174 construction workers will be sacked before Christmas because not enough have taken voluntary redundancy. The minister for
Luka Bloom Enmore Theatre, Sydney, November 20 Reviewed by Bernie Brian This was Luka Bloom's first concert in Australia but judging by the audience response he already has many fans here. He has built his reputation on two acclaimed albums,
Multiplex may withdraw from Swan Brewery development By Sarah Harris and Anthony Benbow PERTH — A loud and colourful protest by 50 people on the morning of November 17 at the Swan Brewery site showed that the struggle for the sacred site of the
Write on: letters to the editor Liberals copy Labor The Kennett government's neolithic industrial relations legislation and savage cuts to the public services sector have brought new right Thatcherism to Victoria. Schools are in chaos, and
Jeanette Fitzsimons, a long-term environmental and social justice activist, was elected deputy co-leader of the NZ Alliance at its inaugural conference in Auckland in November. She spoke to Green Left Weekly's Kath Gelber. Why did you get involved
By Reihana Mohideen AUCKLAND — Despite predictions by the media pundits of "blood letting rivalry" on the conference floor, the first national Alliance conference of New Zealand's five alternative parties held in Mount Wellington over the weekend
By Frank Noakes LONDON — "It is a serious national evil that any class of His Majesty's subjects should receive less than a living wage in return for their utmost exertions." So said Winston Churchill on introducing wages councils in 1909.
Women's Electoral Lobby reborn in SA By Connie Frazer ADELAIDE — About 100 women, young and old, white and Aboriginal attended a Women's Electoral Lobby conference in Adelaide on the weekend of November 14-15. Also invited to the
By Sean Lennon MELBOURNE — A ministerial briefing document produced by the Public Transport Corporation (PTC) for Victorian transport minister Alan Brown has outlined drastic cuts. Under the plan, which the Liberals are quite likely to adopt,
Radio Highlights 2SER-FM scores in National Radio Awards — Sydney public radio station 2SER picked up several awards at the 20th Annual Conference of the Public Association of Australia, a gathering of more than 100 stations held in Albury on
By Rob Graham ADELAIDE — Australia's prison system, and the attitude of a large percentage of the population to those within it, are inherited to a large degree from Australia's English colonial past, said Tim Anderson at the second public
By Steve Painter The South African government has got itself into deep trouble by failing to dismantle the apartheid system's death squads and other secret organisations of political destabilisation, says South African mineworkers' union leader
By Harry Blutstein This year Canada hoped to celebrate the anniversary of 125 years of confederation by resolving its festering constitutional sore, and once and for all end talk in the French-speaking province of Québec of splitting off to


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