East Timor rally on Indonesia's independence day By Georgie Arnott MELBOURNE — As guests entered the back gate of the Indonesian consulate on August 17 to celebrate 52 years of Indonesian independence, they were greeted by other
By Ben Courtice MELBOURNE — Management of the Australian Taxation Office has decided to make compulsorily redundant staff in INB Business Line, where there have not been enough volunteers for the redundancies that management wishes to
Jobs and services slashed in Tasmanian budget By Tony Iltis HOBART — Since coming to power, the Rundle Liberal government has overseen the destruction of 10,000 jobs. The state budget handed down on August 14 is set to continue the failed
Students seize Tasmania Uni building By Kylie Moon HOBART — Three hundred students rallied on Tasmania University on August 20 in protest at university plans to cut services. The planned cuts include the amalgamation of three libraries, a
Victory for Citipower Workers By Sue Bolton MELBOURNE — After 15 weeks on strike defending their jobs, wages and conditions, 140 Citipower workers have won a significant victory. On August 21, the workers marched back to work beneath
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland Coalition government is sinking, with a motion of no confidence in Liberal attorney-general Denver Beanland rocking state parliament, and revelations of an alleged police and judicial cover-up of
Campaign Against Racism launched By Angela Walker ADELAIDE — Anti-racist activists here launched a new committee on August 13 to fight racism and challenge One Nation's and the Liberal government's racist policies. Campaign Against Racism
Women for Wik By Angela Walker ADELAIDE — Several hundred women gathered at Maughan Church on August 16 to endorse the High Court Wik decision and native title rights for indigenous Australians. The gathering heard four Aboriginal women
Housing crisis week in Melbourne By Lev Lafayette MELBOURNE — Victorian community organisations and individuals have formed People for Public Housing to oppose federal and state government changes to the public housing system. The
By Alison Dellit and Marcel Cameron MELBOURNE — As Green Left Weekly went to press, 100 students were still occupying the main finance department of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in an attempt to force the administration to
By Nick Everett SYDNEY — Around 150 people attended a public meeting on August 22 to launch the Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) activists' conference. The national conference, held at the University of Technology,
Water reform package "empty" By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — The Carr state Labor government's long-awaited water reform package has changed little. The plan sets targets for increasing water flows in rivers and reducing irrigation allocation,
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