O-week launches campaigns By Amanda Lawrence CANBERRA—During the recent orientation week at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra, a wide range of political issues and campaigns were initiated. At the ANU more than
Solidarity with maritime workers: 'Our fight is your fight' By Andy Gianniotis BRISBANE — more than 4000 unionists and supporters marched and rallied here on March 4 in solidarity with the Maritime Union of Australia in its dispute with the
By James Vassilopoulos Waterfront bosses and the Coalition government are investigating the possibility of setting up a non-union stevedoring company in Fremantle. Other measures aimed at the Maritime Union of Australia include the planned
Power price cuts for business only By Bill Mason BRISBANE — In a bid to limit outrage from business at losses from the power cuts which hit Queensland from February 23, the Borbidge Coalition government is to bring forward a 5% cut in
Anti-war actions continue By Nikki Ulasowski CANBERRA — On March 7, 100 people protested outside Parliament House against the continued presence of US and Australian military forces in the Persian Gulf, and for an end to sanctions on Iraq.
International Women's Day 1998 On March 7, tens of thousands of women and male supporters joined International Women's Day marches and rallies around the country. In Sydney, reports Lucy Honey, at least 5000 marchers joined an incredible array of
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland Coalition's electoral stocks plummeted even further in the week beginning February 23, as rolling power blackouts hit Brisbane and regional centres around the state. The blackouts followed unprecedented
Unionists discuss strategy for fight back By Michael Bull MELBOURNE — "What strategy and tactics for unions today?" was the title of a timely forum sponsored by Green Left Weekly and the Democratic Socialist Party on February 24. The speakers
Anti-war protests continue A small but lively protest was held in Brisbane on February 27 to demand the withdrawal of all Australian and US troops from the Persian Gulf. The protest also called for all sanctions against the Iraqi people to be
Bushfires highlight reactor madness By Jim Green SYDNEY — On December 2, bushfires swept through the Sutherland Shire/Lucas Heights region in Sydney's southern suburbs, burning on three sides of the $500 million nuclear reactor facility
By Francesca Davis "Australia has signed the Ottawa treaty to ban landmines, but has yet to ratify the convention and begin the destruction of our own stockpile of landmines. The time has come for Australia to back its words with action." So said
WA unionists: MUA support vital By Roberto Jorquera and Iggy Kim PERTH — The Western Australian branch of the Maritime Union of Australia, in conjunction with the WA Trades and Labour Council and various other unions, protested outside the