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By Keara Courtney and Becky Fairall Lee SYDNEY — High school students here walked out of school on July 2 to attend a rally in opposition to the rise of Pauline Hanson and racism. The socialist youth organisation Resistance, which organised the
Jabiluka: pressure on Howard, ERA grows There were mass arrests at the Jabiluka uranium mine site in Kakadu National Park on July 3, as thousands blockaded construction. The government and the mining company, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA),
Crane drivers fight attacks By Shane Bentley SYDNEY — Mobile crane drivers, members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), employed by three companies — Gillespie, Wilson and Kanabrook Cranes — have been locked out

Resistance calls national high school walkout By Sean Healy Following the success of the high school strike against One Nation in Victoria on June 25, the socialist youth organisation Resistance has called a national school walkout on July 24. A

By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Serious faults with a new computer system, the Newstart Common Platform (NCP), dealing with unemployment and related benefits has caused chaos at Centrelink, the federal agency responsible for delivering social security
By Sibylle Kaczorek On July 1 the federal government will introduce the Youth Allowance to replace the Youth Training, Newstart and Sickness Allowance, and Austudy for unemployed people under 21 years old and full-time students under 25. The YA has
One Nation challenged by a multi-ethnic election team By Jennifer Thompson The Democratic Socialists have announced an initial 13 candidates for the federal election to present a progressive alternative to the economic "rationalism" of the Labor
Jabiluka blockade: 'a symbol of resistance' JABIRU, NT — MEGAN KINNINMENT, a member of the Jabiluka blockade coordinating group, spoke to Green Left Weekly's REBECCA MECKELBURG on June 26 about the situation at the blockade, which began at the
By Sean Martin-Iverson PERTH — Hundreds of students from City Beach Senior High School walked out on June 25 to protest a government restructuring plan which would result in schools being closed, merged and downgraded to middle schools (Years
By Jeremy Smith MELBOURNE — Delegates to a two-day National Tertiary Education Industry Union conference on June 15 and 16 resolved to go on the offensive against the federal government's cuts and privatisation. The conference was organised to
Self-determination struggles discussed By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — A forum organised by Resistance on June 21 brought together young people from the Kurdish, East Timorese and Tamil communities to discuss their people's struggles for
By Edward Johnstone BRISBANE — The meaning of the rise of One Nation and the need to build a real alternative to racism and nationalism were the themes of a public meeting held here on June 24. The meeting, sponsored by the Democratic Socialists,