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
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
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
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
Fred Nile debated at Sydney University By Angela Savva SYDNEY — More than 100 people attended a debate at Sydney University on May 13 under the title "Mardi Gras — Triumph or Travesty?". State MLC Reverend Fred Nile spoke first, explaining
Patrick seeks to deregister MUA By James Vassilopoulos In an attempt to smash the Maritime Union of Australia, Patrick Stevedores applied on May 22 to the Federal Court seeking massive damages and fines from the union and its deregistration.
Court government to close public schools By Ana Kailis PERTH — The Court government has announced its intention to close four senior high schools, downgrade one to a high school and close one primary school in the coming months. This may be
ASIET gears up for post-Suharto solidarity By Karen Fletcher BRISBANE — "This morning when I wrote this speech, I wrote 'Suharto must go'. Tonight I can say 'Suharto is gone'", East Timorese exile Alfonso Corte Real told a forum organised by
By Carla Gorton SYDNEY — A seminar, organised by the neethi forum at Sydney University on May 16, aimed at educating people about the history of the conflict in Sri Lanka and the challenges in achieving peace with justice. Neethi means "justice"