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WA students want Austudy reform By Angela Walker PERTH — Western Australian students are calling for major improvements to student income support through reform of the Austudy scheme. Plans include a tent city and rally and a joint public forum

By Ariel Couchman MELBOURNE — The Campaign Against Militarism is preparing protests against the Australian International Defence and Equipment Exhibition (AIDEX), scheduled for November. CAM argues that the exhibition is not in the best

By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Queensland conservationists are angered by a government-appointed task force's recommendation to approve the controversial Tully-Millstream hydroelectric project. They are considering a Franklin-style mass civil

Lesbian/gay awareness week at UQ By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — Gays and Lesbians on Campus at the University of Queensland have organised a lesbian and gay awareness week April 15-19. Lesbians and gay men on campus frequently experience

Support for Timor By Dawn McEwan SYDNEY — The struggle of the East Timorese people against Indonesian occupation was highlighted at a public meeting of 100 people at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on April 7. The speaker was Robert Domm, whose

Prisoner release 'a stunt' Israel's much publicised release of 1000 Palestinian political prisoners on April 9 was an "annual theatrical move" according to Palestine Liberation Organisation representative Ali Kazak. The prisoners released had

Aborigines, environmentalists sign accord By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — Queensland environmental groups and Fraser Island Aborigines have signed an accord which many want to become the basis for state land rights legislation. (Premier Wayne

Vic ALP brawls towards defeat By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — As the Victorian Labor Party staggers towards almost certain defeat at the next state elections, public brawling has intensified in the party's leading circles. With an election

By Tracy Sorensen Once the royal commission hearings began on March 12, it didn't take long for the WA Inc fiasco to break loose from the state government's damage control mechanisms and start running wildly in the direction of Canberra. As

Abortion campaign continues in Brisbane By Susan Price BRISBANE — As part of regular actions around the abortion issue in Queensland, Children By Choice held a successful picket outside Parliament House on April 9. About a dozen women waved

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