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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

While green activists around the country discuss last week's call by Tasmanian independent MP Bob Brown for a national green party, it seems some leaders of the green movement are pressing ahead already. Green Left Weekly has received a report

Australia moves on oil By Richard Ingram The Hawke government is moving swiftly to sell off Timorese oil following implementation of the Timor Gap treaty with Indonesia. Federal resources minister Alan Griffiths announced on April 9 that the

By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — A small paper products plant in the outer Sydney suburb of Emu Plains has become the latest battlefield in the ongoing drive to break the back of Australia's already weakened trade unions. On March 4, at Vista Paper

By Jon Singer PERTH - The state Trades and Labour Council, the WA Conservation Council and local residents are opposing the state Labor government's plan for a major heavy industrial park on the coast north of Perth. The new site would pose a

Sorry ... Apologies to everyone whose articles for this issue were cut savagely — or didn't appear at all. The large amount of copy received after our Easter break simply overflowed the available space. We hope to include those omitted articles

By John Revington LISMORE — Thirty-six organisations, representing more than half a million Australians, have endorsed a call for immediate action to stop rainforest destruction. Despite professions of concern from overdeveloped countries like

By Dick Nichols SYDNEY, April 6 - "The question now, to me, is not one of whether we're going to have a cohesive national green force, but when. And the sooner, the better." With these words Tasmanian green Independent MP Dr Bob Brown today told

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