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By John Hallam In what has almost become an annual ritual blood-letting, the ALP is yet again preparing to tear up the "three mine policy". Everyone agrees that the "three mine policy" is not entirely rational. It can't be, because it is a

By Steve Painter As many as 5000 jobs may be under threat at Qantas as a result of mismanagement of the national airline over the past decade. The latest figure, which amounts to almost a third of the company's 17,000-strong workforce, is the

By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — After three weeks of indecision, the Australian Democrats' two members of the New South Wales Legislative Council voted on March 21 to support Greiner government legislation for a referendum that would reduce the chamber

By Steve Painter Arthur Scargill, the British mineworkers leader who was unofficial public enemy number one for much of the reign of Margaret Thatcher, has politically outlived the prime minister who threw enormous resources into a number of

By Angela Matheson Photo by David Brazil SYDNEY — The Rainbow Warrior concluded its month-long tour of Australia with a week's visit at Darling Harbour, where more than 3000 people were shown over the ship by Greenpeace members. The Warrior

The slaughter of Bool Lagoon By Pamela Irving -1>ADELAIDE — At 6.45 a.m. on March 2, the sky over Bool Lagoon in South Australia's south-east echoed to the boom of guns and the cries of water birds taking flight as 550 camouflage-clad,

'Arabs to pay' for Gulf War By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — The Arab world, in particular the ordinary people of the Middle East, will pay much of the enormous cost of the US-led war against Iraq, Dr Robert Springborg told an audience of 120 here on

By Jon Singer PERTH — The first weeks of the WA Inc royal commission have shed some light on the operations of the Peppermint Grove set and how a good number of the financial and political "geniuses" of the '80s became the bankrupt (though by no

Duck rescuers out in big numbers By Mark Berriman Animal rights and environmental groups launched some of the largest operations yet to retrieve dead and injured waterfowl as the 1991 duck season opened on March 16. In NSW about 200 rescuers

Black deaths commission slams cops By Leon Harrison PERTH — Kalgoorlie police have been slammed by the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody over their treatment of three Aboriginal prisoners who died in the Kalgoorlie lockup.

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