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Queensland bribe claims confirmed By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Allegations that multimillionaire Sir Leslie Thiess bribed the Bjelke-Petersen government were substantially true, the jury has ruled in Australia's longest and most expensive

By Jolyon Campbell and Rjurik Davidson MELBOURNE — Students at Melbourne University will consider sacking student union president Andrew Landeryou and general secretary Keir Semmens at a general meeting on May 7. The meeting has been called on a

Story by Barry Healy Photo by David Brazil SYDNEY — "We cannot morally aspire to be a free people in our own land while oppressing others. The plight of the Palestinians evokes a disturbing echo", Marta Romer of Jewish Women in Support of an

Rallies back Kurds Brisbane By Bill Mason The plight of the Kurdish people in northern Iraq was the focus of a rally and march organised by the Kurdish Association of Queensland here on April 20. Some 100 people gathered in Roma Street Forum

By Peter Boyle and David Mizon Waiting for a national wages campaign from the ACTU? Don't hold your breath; there is none coming. The electrical trades, metal and building unions are threatening to stop public transport and disrupt

SUPPORT GREEN LEFT WEEKLY MARCH BEHIND THE GREEN LEFT BANNERS Adelaide: Saturday May 4, 11 a.m. Peace Park Brisbane: Monday, May 6, 10 a.m. TLC building, 16 Peel St, Sth Brisbane Melbourne: Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. Trades Hall, Cnr Lygon St &

Federal regulations giving legal recognition to homosexual relationships in immigration for the first time came into effect on April 15. Australia thus joins a handful of countries (New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway) which acknowledge the

By Adriaan Anarco-Troika DARWIN — The "razor gang" Estimates Review Committee, set up by the Country Liberal Party government late last year, will slash over $120 million from government spending over the next two years. It recommends the

By Col Hesse SYDNEY — It was standing room only on April 10, at St Peters Town Hall in Sydney's inner west, as 250 local residents met to protest against "Mt Sydenham". On May 5 their rage will be maintained at a public demonstration called by

"It is becoming clearer and clearer that the Chernobyl disaster was even more catastrophic than the antinuclear movement anticipated", said Friends of the Earth spokesperson John Hallam on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. On April 26, 1986,

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