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Federal regulations giving legal recognition to homosexual relationships in immigration for the first time came into effect on April 15. Australia thus joins a handful of countries (New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway) which acknowledge the

By Adriaan Anarco-Troika DARWIN — The "razor gang" Estimates Review Committee, set up by the Country Liberal Party government late last year, will slash over $120 million from government spending over the next two years. It recommends the

By Col Hesse SYDNEY — It was standing room only on April 10, at St Peters Town Hall in Sydney's inner west, as 250 local residents met to protest against "Mt Sydenham". On May 5 their rage will be maintained at a public demonstration called by

"It is becoming clearer and clearer that the Chernobyl disaster was even more catastrophic than the antinuclear movement anticipated", said Friends of the Earth spokesperson John Hallam on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. On April 26, 1986,

By Peter Boyle A large number of police have been brought into Wodonga to contain a militant picket line by 270 striking workers from Wodonga Meats. The strike, according to the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, was forced by the

Wetland decision deferred By David Brazil Greater Taree City Council this week reserved a decision on a sand mining development application affecting one of the most sensitive wetlands on the NSW north coast. BHP-Utah wants to establish

Arthur Murray and Sonny Bates, convicted in the Brewarrina "riot" trial, will be sentenced in Bathurst on Friday, May 3. The NSW Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Watch Committee is organising a demonstration outside the Bathurst District Court at 10

By Martin Mulligan MELBOURNE — State Liberal leader Alan Brown turned up for a day's work on April 23 only to find that his parliamentary colleagues had been conspiring to dump him. By 10.30 a.m. the game was up. Both Brown and his deputy,

By Steve Painter SYDNEY — "I hope that if Tim is not released on this appeal, that you get up and get back at it again — and let them know that before the appeal", Paul Hill advised a large public meeting at Glebe Town Hall on April 23.

Queensland bribe claims confirmed By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Allegations that multimillionaire Sir Leslie Thiess bribed the Bjelke-Petersen government were substantially true, the jury has ruled in Australia's longest and most expensive

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