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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
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 Tom Jordan Two United States sailors who served on the carrier Ranger during the Gulf War are facing court martial and the possibility of 10 years' imprisonment. The two are being held at Subic Bay in the Philippines. According to Citizen
By Adriaan Anarco-Troika DARWIN - The World Heritage listing of Kakadu National Park could be under threat, the national Resource Assessment Commission was told last week. During a two-day hearing in Darwin, Australian Conservation Foundation
Rally supports Palestinian rights By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — The hypocrisy of Western governments regarding the Middle East was highlighted at a rally in King George Square on April 5, focussing on the rights of the Palestinian people to their own
By David Brazil and Keith Muir SYDNEY — The Nattai wilderness — 75,000 hectares of rugged, spectacular bushland to the south-west of Sydney — is under threat from developers while the state government does nothing. The Nattai wilderness
By Peter Boyle Any illusion that a "new world order" based on peace, democracy and justice was being built upon the death and destruction of the Gulf War lies in tatters. Now that Kuwait is returned to the emir and Saddam Hussein's military and
SYDNEY — Community Aid Abroad's Walk Against Want promises to be bigger than ever this year. Set for April 14, this year's event will feature the Solidarity Choir and African band Doudoumba (pictured above). Star attraction will be the Zimbabwean

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