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MELBOURNE — The "Jobs for Justice" rally organised by the Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Victorian Council for Social Service on September 10 attracted only about 1000 people, perhaps because it was raining. Union efforts to build the rally

Men protest against rape By Jason Cheng Photo by Kate Butler MELBOURNE — A rally and march against sexual assaults against women was held here on August 31. Organised as part of a national day of action by Men Against Sexual Assault (MASA),

Action against dumps By Mark Cronin BRISBANE — The Southside Action Group, formed to fight the Rochedale Dump, is organising a "People's Rights Day", with a protest outside the Queensland parliament on Wednesday, October 9. Opponents of the

By Col Hesse SYDNEY — Openness, public participation and environmental protection are among the key issues being pushed by a range of progressive candidates in the local council elections to be held across NSW on September 14. These issues

MELBOURNE — The Victorian Secondary Teachers Association and the Federated Teachers Union of Victoria decided on September 6 to step up their industrial campaigns against the loss of 2000 jobs. There will be a full-day stoppage on September 12,

Aboriginal woman vs six men By Pete Malatesta SYDNEY — "I see this as a big challenge", Elva Taylor told Green Left, "because I'm Aboriginal and a woman, running against six men". Taylor is standing as an independent candidate for the South

By Paul Burow BRISBANE — The Queensland government seems determined to steamroll ahead with siting the state's largest toxic waste dump at Gurulmundi, near Miles in southern Queensland, despite expert advice against it. A resident's group,

Threat to deregister teachers' union By Nina Murka SYDNEY — The NSW Teachers' Federation is threatened with deregistration after refusing to call off the TAFE teachers' strike on September 1-2. The state Industrial Relations Commission

Perth police terrorise actors By Leon Harrison PERTH — Police rampages like the one that led to the killing of David Gundy in Sydney last year are nothing unusual in WA. The latest victims of WA Tactical Response Group and Division 79

Pro-choice activists beaten By Rose McCann SYDNEY — A group of women and men from pro-choice organisations were beaten up by anti-abortion thugs here on September 8. At the well-attended pro-abortion rally here on September 7, a demonstration

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