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By Kevin Healy What a disgrace that decision in the Industrial Relations Commission this week! Although, in passing, I wonder why we need a forum where the employers and those greedy workers fight out their claims, since we all know that we share

By Andrew Garton An independent research institute based in New Delhi has accused the United Nations Environment Program, United Nations Development Program and the World Resources Institute in the United States of spreading disinformation about

By Peter Boyle Recent Kurdish condemnation of governments long considered to be in the "socialist" camp and the pretended Western support for the Kurds have caused some confusion on the left. As well, some Arab nationalists are reluctant to

DMITRY SOLONNIKOV is an editor of the Leningrad youth journal Noyaya Gazeta (New Newspaper) and a member of the Coordinating Council of the Federation of Socialist Youth of the USSR. He was interviewed for Green Left by RENFREY CLARKE. What are

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

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