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No News would be bad news By Louise Prest CANBERRA — A band well known to Canberra's marchers and rally goers — the New New World Order — had its professional debut here last month. Formerly called the Canberra Samba Band, New New World

By Dave Riley It's a new world, I tell you, a brave new world. I know this world because I know the Labor Party like I know the back of my hand. And you know, I think the devil got into it. It's possessed. I'm waiting for Bob Hawke's head to spin

Women who do exist By Anne O'Callaghan The Company of Strangers, being screened during the Sydney Film Festival, is an endearing film about seven women stranded at a deserted farm house in the stunningly beautiful countryside of the Mont Tremblant

It's a Matter of Survival By Anita Gordon and David Suzuki Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1990. 278 pp., $16.95 Reviewed by Phil Shannon The earth is terribly, possibly terminally, ill. Few people can articulate this with the clarity and passion of

By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Striding across the railway tracks into the grime and clatter of the Jolimont Train Maintenance Depot is an unusual way to get to a theatre. This is, however, the home of the Melbourne Workers Theatre. "Theatre

By Pat Brewer "We have to understand quite clearly why people sought to conquer nature, how frightening they found its seasons, pests, predators and uncertainties. We must sympathise with why human society felt the need for the control that

Henry IV Part I By William Shakespeare Staged by Wayne Harrison, Philip Parsons and John Senczuk With Andrew McFarlane, Marcus Graham, Angelo D'Angelo Sydney Theatre Company The Wharf, Pier 4 Reviewed by Angela Matheson In an attempt to

By Kim Spurway Lesbians on the Loose is the biggest and most widely read lesbian magazine in Australia. Circulated free of charge once a month, it emphasises topical issues, with lots of short, information-based articles and a smaller number of

The Incredible Exploding Man By John Jiggens Samizdat Press, 1991. 132 pp. $12.95 Reviewed by Graham Lamond Sydney, 1978: the Hilton bombing, an act of horrific violence, leaving three men dead. This was no game. Yet in The Incredible Exploding

Footsteps By Pramoedya Ananta Toer Translated by Max Lane Penguin. $14.99. Reviewed by Stephen Robson Like its predecessors, the third volume of this quartet of novels is riveting reading. Through the character of Minke, the narrator of the

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