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Court action moves closer to victory By David Brazil Actions against logging in the Chaelundi State Forest continued last week both in the courts and in the forest. With the August 15 granting of a further extension of the injunction against

Another protester jailed in Sarawak By David Brazil Gold Coast environmental activist Anja Light has joined Australian Nancy Rolfe and six other protesters from four countries in a Malaysian jail after being found guilty of criminal trespass. She

By Nick Carroll MELBOURNE — The Rainforest Action Group and the Forest Lands Action Group will stage an action against a ship entering Corio Quay South to pick up a supply of woodchips from the Midway woodchipping company. Supporters are urged

By Pat Brewer SYDNEY — The repeatedly postponed national gathering to discuss a national green party took place on August 18-19. On the agenda were structure and proscription of membership in other political parties. Agreement to some form of

To chants of "Save Chaelundi; save Sarawak; stop the logging now", about 100 people marched from Sydney Town Hall and through city streets on August 17. Participants later heard Dean Geoffrey speak about the struggle of the Penan people to save the

Democrat referendum Further moves towards a merger between some greens and the Australian Democrats seem likely following a report in the August 17-18 Australian that Democrat senators are preparing a referendum on the question, and comments by

Cops turn nasty at protest By Catherine Gough-Brady ADELAIDE — Police here surpassed themselves in a display of illegal violence and brutality on August 15. About 140 protesters had been waiting in the cold at the gates of wharf 20 for about

Women march for abortion rights By Susan Price BRISBANE — Hundreds lined the streets here on August 17 for the largest pro-choice rally in a decade. Chanting "Goss be nimble, Goss be quick, drop the law, you make us sick!", the march moved from

Liberal wants youth work camps By Catherine Gough-Brady ADELAIDE — Peter Lewis, Liberal member for the state seat of Murray-Mallee, is proposing compulsory back-to-nature work camps for unemployed youth. Claiming there has been "a drop in

By Pete Malatesta CHAELUNDI — The Lismore Greens will send a protest to the NSW ombudsman and Amnesty International alleging the use of excessive force and torture by police against Chaelundi protesters. Peter Smith, the Lismore Greens'

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