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By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — At 193 Smith Street, Fitzroy, opposite the Collingwood Post Office, is the shopfront office of the International Women's Development Agency. People come in off the street to talk, volunteers come in to work. The
By Tracy Sorensen Hawke's maiden speech in parliament centred on unemployment. In March 1983, when he was elected prime minister, there were 650,000 officially out of work. That year, he was moved to tears during a televised discussion about its
By David Brazil SYDNEY — The NSW state government is facing strong criticism from environmental groups over its proposed Environment Protection Authority (EPA). Legislation to establish the new body, which is to replace the State Pollution
By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Genuine job creation was the main theme of an April 14 unemployment summit attended by around 40 people here. Organised by groups including the Unemployed Workers Union and the Campaign Against Poverty and
Senior nurses fight for jobs By Susan Price BRISBANE — About 150 senior nursing staff and supporters demonstrated outside Parliament House on April 10, calling for an end to the Goss Labor government's plans to abolish senior nursing positions
Chamorro connection A former Nicaraguan contra leader accused two government ministers of drug trafficking on April 13. The ex-contra claims that development minister Brooklyn Rivera and fisheries minister Javier Morales have been helping the
Story by Angela Matheson Photo by Lisa Iley SYDNEY — Street performers at Circular Quay are downing unicycles and banding together to protest against the threatened banning of busking. Shopkeepers annoyed by large crowds gathering at
Emir's nephew on drug charge The nephew of the emir of Kuwait has been arrested in Cairo on charges of trafficking in heroin. Talal Nasser al Sabah was arrested as he allegedly tried to sell two pounds of heroin to an undercover policeman. The
The Boots Are Marching EM = By Ken Setter A million boots are marching Treading new ground And the earth trembles If you want to live in peace they say Prepare for war. We have depleted the land Poisoned the rivers Still men around the
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — A grim picture of the performance of the Czechoslovak economy during 1990 is painted by the Report of the Federal Statistical Office on Economic and Social Development, released in March. The report says defensively that

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