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Hundreds march in support of Jabiluka blockade By Lachlan Malloch and Arun Pradhan In response to the arrest of nine activists blockading the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine site by police on May 26, Sydney's Jabiluka Action Group (JAG) called an
Public works key to jobs, say socialists By Bill Mason BRISBANE — "A large-scale program of public works, including schools, child-care centres, public transport and leisure facilities, is the key to creating thousands of new jobs", the
Nuclear tests condemned CANBERRA — Forty people attended pickets on May 24 and May 30 outside the Indian and Pakistan embassies respectively. The protests were called by the Australian Greens. Senator Bob Brown and the ACT Greens' Kerry Tucker
Qld election and movement building LANA HALPIN spoke to GRAHAM MATHEWS, the Democratic Socialist candidate for Brisbane Central in the May 13 Queensland election, about the Democratic Socialists' campaign. Question: Why are the Democratic
Ramos Horta: support a referendum for East Timor By Tuntuni Battacharyya On May 25, 300 people gathered to hear Jose Ramos Horta speak at a meeting organised by the Amnesty club of the University of NSW. Horta described the invasion of East Timor
Victory against Rio Tinto By Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — Workers at Rio Tinto's Hunter Valley No. 1 coalmine have rejected management's Australian Workplace Agreement proposal in a secret ballot. The Construction, Mining, Forestry and Energy
Court victory for East Timor protesters DARWIN — Two prominent members of Australians for a Free East Timor have had convictions for disorderly conduct overturned by the NT Supreme Court. Sally Anne Watson and Vaughan Williams were charged after
Pro-choice vigil a success By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — More than 100 people gathered on the steps of the State Library here on May 28, the International Day of Action for Reproductive Rights. The vigil was organised by the Pro-Choice Coalition.
SYDNEY — On May 26, the NSW police force's latest victim was killed outside his grandmother's house. The Coalition Opposing Police Shootings (COPS) has called on the NSW police commissioner to immediately adopt English-style, unarmed beat policing.
By Shane Bentley The Australian Industrial Relations Commission decided on May 26 that union-backed seniority provisions in coal industry awards were no longer allowable. The decision was made under the Workplace Relations Act's requirement that
Speaking tour: Eyewitness report on Indonesia Following a visit to Indonesia, where he held discussions with activists in the student, worker and democracy movements, Max Lane will be speaking at public meetings in Adelaide (June 11), Sydney (June
Stop MAI public meeting By Nick Chesterfield BRISBANE — Around 300 people attended a public meeting here on May 27 to hear Reverend Tim Costello speak against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI). The Organisation for Economic