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Labor-Democrats debate a non-event By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — On May 5, the University of Queensland ALP and Australian Democrats clubs presented a debate about "Labour, Unionism and Change: Perspectives on Industrial Relations Reform —
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Under intense criticism, including from within its own ranks, the Queensland Liberal Party has hesitated over its plan to allocate preferences to Pauline Hanson's racist One Nation party ahead of the ALP. On May 8, the
By Susan Price MELBOURNE — Hundreds of protesters successfully thwarted attempts by anti-abortion campaigners from reaching Parliament House here on April 26. Braving inclement weather, pro-choice supporters held a colourful rally and speak-out
New EIS for Jabiluka demanded By Sarah Peart Energy Resources Australia (ERA) is seeking to shift the milling of uranium extracted at its proposed mine at Jabiluka from the existing Ranger mine to the Jabiluka site. This is despite opposition
Blow to Hinchinbrook legal fight By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Friends of Hinchinbrook, the group spearheading the campaign against developer Keith Williams' environmentally destructive Port Hinchinbrook resort, may be crippled after the full bench
Police brutality at community picket By Rina Anticich FREMANTLE — The Richard Court WA government has come under fire over its massive mobilisation of police and their violent behaviour. On April 20, more than 400 police were bussed into
Sandinista activist speaks By Mike Byrne and Lynda Hansen BRISBANE — More than 50 people attended a forum on land rights and autonomy in Nicaragua at the Resistance Centre on April 27. Sandinista national directorate member Dorotea Wilson spoke
By Graham Matthews BRISBANE — Around 200 people crammed St Mary's Catholic Church on April 27 to here a report on the sacked Patrick wharfies' campaign for reinstatement. Earlier in the day, the church's priest, Father Peter Kennedy, was

Despite staunch opposition from the East Timorese people and increasing international pressure, Indonesia stubbornly maintains its illegal occupation of East Timor.

Residents target CityLink By Marie Roberts MELBOURNE — More than 250 residents from Moreland and Moonee Valley attended a public meeting on April 26 to express their concerns about the continued failure of CityLink/Transurban to consult them on
Francesca Davis On April 28, a young protester from the blockade of the Eden woodchip mill was released after spending five days in Mullewa Women's Prison in Sydney. Bella Jones had been charged with preventing passage of a vehicle at the mill and
By Nikki Ulasowski CANBERRA — Derek Corrigan, brother of Patrick's boss Chris Corrigan, spoke at the University of Canberra on April 29 and the Australian National University on April 30. The forums were organised by Resistance. Corrigan