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Qld Labor follows Goss on 'land rights' Roberto Jorquera BRISBANE — The state ALP has modified its policy on Aboriginal land rights to conform to the "Clayton's" land right legislation recently passed by the government of Premier Wayne Goss.

By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — The "Free Speech Committee" was launched here on May 30 in the offices of Joan Coxsedge, Labor MLC for Melbourne West. A group of activists representing various left and progressive groups came together to start a

By Susan Price and Phillipa Stanford BRISBANE — While dozens of pro-choice supporters picketed for the second time outside the state Labor Conference here last week, inside, delegates voted to put the question of abortion back on the government's

Criminals exploit black youth By Leon Harrison PERTH — Aboriginal youth are being exploited by adults who are forcing them into housebreaking and theft, according to Aboriginal Legal Service executive officer Rob Riley. Riley said that an

By Philip Baker SYDNEY — More than 800 gays and lesbians and supporters marched in a May 12 protest against bashings and of lesbians and gay men and the murders of several gays. The march was sponsored by groups including the Gay Solidarity

By Philip Baker SYDNEY — The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) has cautiously welcomed the announcement last week of a long-awaited Anti-Discrimination Board inquiry into HIV/AIDS-related discrimination. While ACT UP has been pressing for

By Tim E. Stewart NEWCASTLE — Nearly 500 students at a Newcastle University rally last week clapped and cheered as five members of the campus green society (WAGS) and an unknown enterprising student stopped the Maitland to Newcastle train and

By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Protesters stormed Parliament House, jumping the fence and occupying the courtyard for about two hours on May 23, during a 750-strong, mainly Aboriginal demonstration against the Goss Labor government's land rights

Up to 12% for Greens Green Alliance candidates averaged about 6.6% in the state election. At the close of counting on Saturday night, the best result was for Bruce Welch, who won about 12.5% in the inner-western Sydney seat of Marrickville.

Canberra rally against freeway By Gina Rogers CANBERRA — A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside Canberra's Botanic Gardens on May 18 to protest against the ACT government's drive to build a new freeway in the vicinity. Five speakers

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