Top Girls The Sydney Theatre Company Written by Caryl Churchill Directed by Melissa Bruce At the Wharf Theatre, Sydney, until May 29 Reviewed by Karen Fredericks "Top Girls came out of the climate of having a right-wing woman prime
By Adam Hanieh Strange as it sounds, plans to upgrade Australian railways are likely to lead to a big increase in road traffic. And they are certain to result in a massive loss of jobs. Like most other public utilities in Australia today,
MP's death confirmed By Norm Dixon The death of Ken Savia, the minister of health in the Bougainville Interim Government and former minister for health in the North Solomons Provincial Government, has been confirmed by the Papua New
By Norm Dixon Just two weeks after the terrible murder of Chris Hani, the South African liberation movement has suffered another tragic loss with the death of long-time African National Congress leader Oliver Tambo. For almost 50 years,
By Margarita Windisch MELBOURNE — The group People Against Rape in Bosnia Hercegovina and Croatia is organising a rally on Mother's Day, May 9. The group is made up of members from the Croatian community, the Bosnian Muslim community,
Mouth By Ben Courtice "Capitalism — your want for personal gain ... In this world there is not enough for you to own so much", screams Tim Evans, singer and guitarist for the band Mouth — a classic line, echoed on T-shirts and
Leaders "I think in the longer term if there is a clear view that the people of Australia want change, and that change is sensible and there is overwhelming community support for it, I'm sure all political parties in the end will recognise that
Stella Simmering Guilty until proven innocent The second draft of the Crimes Amendment Bill (Victoria) gives police the power to obtain name and address from the public on demand. If a person refuses, s/he is guilty of a summary offence
US asbestos bound for Turkey ISTANBUL — The crew of Greenpeace sailing boat Vega boarded the famous luxury liner SS United States on April 23 to protest against plans to strip her of more than 15,000 square metres of deadly asbestos and to
By Ignatius Kim When the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) was founded in 1981 to inform rural Solomon Islanders about issues relating to resource development, it found that lecture-style meetings aroused little enthusiasm in the
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Paias Wingti's handling of the Bougainville crisis has come under heavy fire from his own foreign affairs minister, John Kaputin. The criticisms were contained in a letter Kaputin sent from Brussels, which was
Street appeal PERTH — Animal Liberation is a completely voluntary organisation, receiving no government or other funding, which aims to put a stop to institutionalised cruelty to animals. Collectors are desperately needed to help with
In a country town, ANN MATHESON finds that little changes — especially the things that should change. After a lifetime of city newsrooms, vying for premium parking spaces, fighting deadlines and jostling for service, I was sure that if I
Victorian law on indefinite imprisonment By Alex Cooper MELBOURNE — Harsh new sentencing legislation was passed by Victoria's parliament on April 29, a week after its introduction by state attorney general Jan Wade. The law provides for
APPM threatens Tarkine, jobs By Rohan Gaiswinkler HOBART — APPM on April 23 announced plans to build a $30 million hardwood woodchip mill at Hampshire, on Tasmania's north-west coast. The location would place the mill close to a
British toxic waste down the sewer Friends of the Earth in Britain on April 28 named 23 companies in the north-east that have been pouring toxic waste down the drain. The companies include household names such as Ever Ready, Sterling Winthrop


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