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By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The flashy venue (the World Trade Centre), the grossly blown-up images of speakers on a large video screen on the stage and the immaculate attention to appearance rather than substance said much about an ACTU congress

Campaign against sexual violence begins By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Action on the issue of sexual violence against women on campuses has stepped up here with demonstrations being held on several campuses on September 12. A cross-campus

WA Greens meet By Frank Noakes PERTH — About 30 members and supporters of the Greens (WA) met at the scenic Lake Leschenaultia Tea Rooms, near Perth, on September 8 to discuss the recent national green party meeting held in Sydney. Differing

By Jane Beckmann and Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — The head of the Green ticket, John Sutton, appears almost certain to have won a seat in voting for the Newcastle City Council on September 14. The Greens and progressive independent candidates

SYDNEY — In an event organised by Students Against War in Croatia, 1500 people rallied on September 11 and marched to Parliament House, where speakers called for an immediate cease-fire, the withdrawal of the Yugoslav People's Army and Australian

By Rohan Gaiswinkler and Teresa Dowding HOBART — The first meeting for action to preserve the Tarkine took place here on September 9. Located in the rugged north west of Tasmania, the Tarkine encompasses several national estate areas

MELBOURNE — A spirited group of 500-700 Aborigines and supporters marched on Parliament House on September 6. The rally commemorated National Aboriginal and Islander Day and welcomed recent moves by the Victorian government to consider land rights

By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — The long-running campaign by the Australian Chamber of Manufactures to turn the dispute at the Vista Paper Products plant in outer Sydney into a precedent-setting smashing of working conditions is beginning to run out of

By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Wollongong Out of Workers Union (WOWU) convener Nick Southall believes that after 10 years of consistently high unemployment, a renewed spirit of anger is emerging in the community. WOWU was formed in 1982, when

By Bruce Marlowe SYDNEY — Staff, patients and supporters of two of Sydney's oldest hospitals — Sydney and Marrickville — are going into battle to prevent them being either closed (Marrickville) or downgraded to an accident and emergency

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