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By David Jagger SYDNEY — In the wake of the report of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody, Aboriginal representatives here are calling for an Aboriginal ombudsman or crime authority. Commission evidence indicated that police
By Scott Cardamatis The second national anti-fur day on June 1 was marked by demonstrations in each capital city. In the largest anti-fur protest yet in this country, 300 people marched through the streets of Sydney. In the past 12 months, the
Comalco moves for bans clause By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Boyne Smelters, owned by the giant multinational Comalco, has applied for a clause banning all strikes at the Gladstone aluminium plant, after workers walked off the job for the sixth time in
EIS loophole closed CANBERRA — The Democrats have gained government agreement to remove a loophole from the telecommunications legislation now before the Senate which would have exempted telecommunications companies from having to conduct
By Catherine Brown PERTH — "More public sector jobs not less" demands the log of claims being served on the state ALP government by the combined government sector unions. The log was adopted at a May 29 shop stewards' meeting. "The issue we
Anti-uranium picket of ALP SYDNEY — NSW anti-uranium groups will picket state ALP headquarters on June 20, following reports that sections of the party plan to change its policy to expand mining at the upcoming national conference. The picket
By Angela Matheson and Kathy Raheb Photo by David Brazil SYDNEY — Clad in black, standing in silent vigil in Martin Place on June 1, Women in Black made their inaugural Sydney protest against the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and
NPWS threatened SYDNEY — The National Parks and Wildlife Service in NSW is to be dismembered in new cabinet arrangements being made by the Greiner Liberal government. Greiner has proposed splitting the NPWS into a National Parks Service
By Philip Baker SYDNEY — The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) has cautiously welcomed the announcement last week of a long-awaited Anti-Discrimination Board inquiry into HIV/AIDS-related discrimination. While ACT UP has been pressing for
By Tim E. Stewart NEWCASTLE — Nearly 500 students at a Newcastle University rally last week clapped and cheered as five members of the campus green society (WAGS) and an unknown enterprising student stopped the Maitland to Newcastle train and
By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Protesters stormed Parliament House, jumping the fence and occupying the courtyard for about two hours on May 23, during a 750-strong, mainly Aboriginal demonstration against the Goss Labor government's land rights
Up to 12% for Greens Green Alliance candidates averaged about 6.6% in the state election. At the close of counting on Saturday night, the best result was for Bruce Welch, who won about 12.5% in the inner-western Sydney seat of Marrickville.
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

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