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By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — With Victoria likely to go to the polls before the year is out, the Green Alliance has announced that it will stand two candidates in order to offer a real alternative to voters disillusioned with the major parties
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — It took a week after election day, but it now seems Nick Greiner's Liberal-National coalition will have the 49 seats needed to form a minority government with the support of National Party defector Tony Windsor. There
By Tracy Sorensen About 1100 participants from around the country came to last year's Socialist Scholars Conference in Sydney, where they were able to hear, meet and discuss ideas with such renowned international guests as Ralph Miliband, Giovanni
Canberra rally against freeway By Gina Rogers CANBERRA — A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside Canberra's Botanic Gardens on May 18 to protest against the ACT government's drive to build a new freeway in the vicinity. Five speakers
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Fraser Island and the nearby Great Sandy Straits on Queensland's central coast will be nominated for World Heritage listing under the recommendations of the long-awaited Fitzgerald Report, tabled in state parliament on May
By Steve Painter SYDNEY, May 26 — The Liberal Party failed to win a mandate for its promised assault on the trade union movement in the May 25 NSW elections. A surprise swing of about 5% against the Liberal-National coalition might still produce
By Bob Cummins BYRON BAY — With the NSW state elections over, protesters in the Chaelundi state forest are preparing for expected government efforts to dislodge them. Since late March, up to 50 protesters have blockaded the Liberation Trail and
Manning Clark Professor Manning Clark died in Canberra on May 23. In our next issue, we hope to present an appraisal of the life and work of this distinguished historian.
MELBOURNE — The Western Region Housing Council has condemned the state Ministry of Housing policy of selling off public housing. Announcing plans to demonstrate at the auction of a ministry home in Maidstone, WRHC spokesperson Mark Cafarella
By Philip Baker SYDNEY — More than 800 gays and lesbians and supporters marched in a May 12 protest against bashings and of lesbians and gay men and the murders of several gays. The march was sponsored by groups including the Gay Solidarity

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