Australia

By Debra Wirth River and beach pollution, soil erosion and salinity, forest depletion, chemical contamination, disappearing wildlife habitats: all have to be put right. Thousands of jobs would be created by a determined campaign to clean up, protect

Goss tries divide and rule on land rights By Susan Price BRISBANE — Aboriginal activists set up a tent embassy in Queen's Park on May 15 to launch a campaign over the Goss Labor government's plan to push through inadequate land rights

By Peter Boyle The Hawke government completed its wage deal with the Public Service Union and the ACTU on May 15. While it rejects the recent Industrial Relations Commission wage decision, it delivers substantially less that the aggregate outcome

By Tracy Sorensen and Peter Boyle Australian education has been battered almost beyond recognition by 15 years of cutbacks. Just to repair the most recent damage, the NSW Teachers' Federation is demanding the restoration of the 2500 jobs lost in

BRISBANE — "The City Heart Business Association only believes in the music of cash registers. We must not let them dictate to us what we can do in our city centre; it is the only real focal point in Brisbane", said city centre hairdresser Willy

By Steve Painter With the WA Inc and other slush funds well and truly dried up, the Labor Party hierarchy is on the run over the uranium issue. Realising that big-dollar campaigns will be beyond the party for the foreseeable future, and that some

Major parties lose out in Nundah By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — Neither Labor nor the Liberals can take much encouragement from the May 18 by-election for the Queensland state seat of Nundah. Closing figures on the night indicate the seat will be

WA left unionists organise By Catherine Brown PERTH — In recent months, a number of WA unions have disaffiliated from the ALP. Now, a group has emerged called Left Unionists, united around an anti-Accord perspective. Several unions are

Latin Americans unite for May Day By Lolo Madariaga SYDNEY — Nine Latin American solidarity and community organisations collaborated in order to celebrate May Day within their own community. More than 700 people gathered at Cabramatta Civic

By Steve Painter The record jump in unemployment in April makes nonsense of the Hawke government's boast through the '80s that its Accord with the trade union movement was responsible for creating jobs. If the Accord were to be credited for the

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