NSW rejections rise By Michael Tardif SYDNEY — The number of rejected NSW applicants for tertiary education increased again in 1993. Those refused access this year numbered 45,000. This was an increase of 3000 on last year's figures.
Death penalty in the Philippines By Emlyn Jones After six years of bitter debate and opposition, the death penalty has been reintroduced in the Philippines. The House of Representatives Committee on Justice, headed by Pablo Garcia,
Wilderness Society rejects Liberal And Labour SYDNEY — The Wilderness Society has called for voters concerned about the environment, and native forests in particular, to vote for the Democrats, Greens and progressive independents in the
By Chris Benner A strike by Johannesburg taxi drivers, which crippled the city for three days in the second week of February, has been settled with an agreement of intent. Signatories include the major taxi union, political parties,
West backs down on deportations By Sean Malloy The United Nations, the European Community and the United States have tacitly supported Israel's deportation of Palestinians to Lebanon by accepting a "compromise" proposal to return 100 of
A 'P-plate' curfew? By Sean Malloy The Victorian chair of the Road Trauma Committee has called for curfews on "P-plate" drivers. Associate Professor Frank McDermott, writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, calls for a night-time
'Mitterrand approved Greenpeace bombing' It has been alleged that French President Francois Mitterrand approved the bombing of the environmental organisation Greenpeace's ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour in 1985. Two French agents
By Zoe Horvath [This article is a reply to Angela Matheson's "and ain't i a woman" column in the January 27 Green Left Weekly.] Matheson's position seems to be that the leaders have been co-opted. In their heady rise to power, women in
By Pip Hinman MELBOURNE — About 350 people attended the Rainbow Alliance's election campaign launch here on February 17. Speakers included Rainbow candidates Nigel D'Souza, standing in Batman; Christine Craik, standing in Melbourne Ports;
NSW Water Board changes studied By Gail Lord PENRITH — A public seminar organised by the Government Pricing Tribunal of NSW was held here on February 12 as part of the state government's plans for privatising the water supply. Other
Bob-bob-bobbin' along Bob Roberts (M) Written and directed by Tim Robbins Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Meeting halls across Pennsylvania ring to the cheering and the clapping and the stamping that characterises the hysteria of
By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — A United Trades and Labor Council rally at Morphettville Racecourse on February 10 set the tone for the union officialdom's intervention in the election. The turnout of around 500 was probably a little
By Alex Cooper and Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Community action groups are trying to keep up the momentum of the campaign against the Kennett government through numerous demonstrations and protest meetings, but the government is beginning to
Liberals stall on brewery PERTH — The new Liberal state government has already refused to act over the redevelopment of the old Swan Brewery site. Aboriginal affairs minister Kevin Minson said last week that, while the Liberal Party was
By Sean Malloy "The Labor Party and the Liberals promote policies that are working against the interests of young people", says Zanny Begg, Democratic Socialist national spokesperson on youth affairs. Begg is also a leading member of the
By Max Lane Long-simmering tensions between President Suharto and the Indonesian armed forces (ABRI) high command have been brought into the open. On February 16, the military seemingly laid down the gauntlet to the president a


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