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By Tracy Sorensen and Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — World Environment Day activities here included a "Confest" on June 2, a day of ecological radio presented by public access station 2SER and an Environmental Youth Alliance demonstration against resource

Demand for real land rights By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Queensland Aborigines are not happy with "land rights" legislation passed by state parliament at 2 a.m. on May 31. The legislation does not give Aboriginal people real ownership over land

By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — The Wilderness Society's Karen Jurd dismissed the federal government's World Environment Day activities as a "sham". The government was attempting to "jump on the green bandwagon and drive it off the rails".

By Steve Thompson PERTH — Metropolitan Perth could take a radical step forward in transport planning by scrapping the proposed controversial City Northern Bypass Road and Burswood Bridge link road, replacing it with a light rail transit (LRT)

Webster protest MELBOURNE — Members and supporters of the Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights protested at a forum in East Bentleigh at which NSW Liberal anti-abortion MP Alisdair Webster was speaking on June 6. Webster, who currently has

MELBOURNE — The Western Region Housing Council has condemned the state Ministry of Housing policy of selling off public housing. Announcing plans to demonstrate at the auction of a ministry home in Maidstone, WRHC spokesperson Mark Cafarella

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

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