Multiculturalism Australian style Manuel Rodriguez Most politicians, bureaucrats and an array of often self-appointed "ethnic leaders" give unqualified support to the local brand of multiculturalism. But is Australia really a multicultural
By Richard Ingram New studies in the United Kingdom and in the United States have found alarming confirmation of increased leukaemia caused by exposure to levels of nuclear radiation previously considered safe. Two studies were published in the
By Peter Boyle More than 300 Kurds, mainly children, are dying every day on the Iran-Iraq border, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canberra. Even more are dying on the Turkey-Iraq border, despite the highly
Vic ALP brawls towards defeat By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — As the Victorian Labor Party staggers towards almost certain defeat at the next state elections, public brawling has intensified in the party's leading circles. With an election
The Committee to Defend Black Rights has launched a letter-writing campaign to press the federal and state governments to change conditions and practices leading to deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in police custody. The
Multicultural film guide Insights is a guide to films and videos, made since 1980, reflecting many aspects of Australia's complex society and history. The titles have been arranged into categories including Multiculturalism — an overview,
In a panel discussion on green politics at the Ecopolitics V conference in Sydney last week, Tasmanian green independent MP Bob Brown called for the formation of a national green party, and argued that it should exist in parallel with the Australian
Gulf War: media treated 'like animals' By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The United States military treated journalists covering the Gulf War like "animals in the zoo", retired US Army colonel David Hackworth told a conference here on April 5.
By Will Firth BERLIN — In the former German Democratic Republic, 787,000 people were registered as unemployed in February. This took the rapidly rising unemployment rate to 8.9%, compared with a stable 7.0% in west Germany. The situation will
Folk festival draws the crowds By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — The 25th National Folk Festival was held at Flinders University over the Easter weekend. Folk music encourages audience participation, and this festival was no exception. There were
By Peter Boyle Official unemployment rose by 82,400 in March, bringing the total to 777,100 or 9.3% of the workforce. The greatest loss in jobs was in Victoria (59% of March losses) and NSW (27%), where most of manufacturing industry is located.
Aborigines, environmentalists sign accord By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — Queensland environmental groups and Fraser Island Aborigines have signed an accord which many want to become the basis for state land rights legislation. (Premier Wayne
By David Kattenburg After municipal and legislative elections in El Salvador in which the governing Arena party captured close to a majority of seats in the National Assembly, charges of fraud continue to fly. The left-wing Democratic Convergence
By Kevin Healy A week when our great and beloved socialist government may consider that all that doesn't glitter is gold. Or, as our great and beloved prime minister, Nuclear Hawke himself, said, "I — uh — can't recollect deciding not to tax
By Jeremy Lawson The seminar was held in the plush offices of the local council. I could pick out the other invitees from the people who normally did business in the building. The receptionist had no trouble doing the same. She silently
A blunder somewhere in the international postal system resulted in MAGGIE EMMETT receiving a letter that wasn't addressed to her. She decided to share it with our readers. Dear Saddam, How are you and yours? We're trying to get back to normal