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By Angela Matheson and Kathy Raheb Photo by David Brazil SYDNEY — Clad in black, standing in silent vigil in Martin Place on June 1, Women in Black made their inaugural Sydney protest against the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and

NPWS threatened SYDNEY — The National Parks and Wildlife Service in NSW is to be dismembered in new cabinet arrangements being made by the Greiner Liberal government. Greiner has proposed splitting the NPWS into a National Parks Service

ACT UP protest PERTH Perth — ACT UP descended on the Federal Department of Community Services and Health on June 6 to protest about health minister Brian Howe's inaction in releasing new drugs for AIDS sufferers in Australia. About 30

By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — With Victoria likely to go to the polls before the year is out, the Green Alliance has announced that it will stand two candidates in order to offer a real alternative to voters disillusioned with the major parties

By Steve Painter SYDNEY — It took a week after election day, but it now seems Nick Greiner's Liberal-National coalition will have the 49 seats needed to form a minority government with the support of National Party defector Tony Windsor. There

By Tracy Sorensen About 1100 participants from around the country came to last year's Socialist Scholars Conference in Sydney, where they were able to hear, meet and discuss ideas with such renowned international guests as Ralph Miliband, Giovanni

By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Opposition leader "Foot in Mouth" Jeff Kennett seems determined to live up to his nickname. His "quantum leap" attempt to force the Kirner Labor government to an early election fizzled when nearly everyone (even most

By Peter Boyle Employers across the country must have enjoyed the page 3 article in the May 31 Australian. '"Victory for all' at SPC says chairman", boasted the headline. A smiling shop steward and a smiling boss were pictured beneath a kicker:

By Angela Walker PERTH — Students from the University of Western Australia Austudy Reform Action Group completed 10 days of protests against cuts to education funding with a demonstration at the Fremantle CES Office on May 30. Approximately 50

By Steve Painter SYDNEY, May 26 — The Liberal Party failed to win a mandate for its promised assault on the trade union movement in the May 25 NSW elections. A surprise swing of about 5% against the Liberal-National coalition might still produce

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