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,
By Sarah Wilson Over recent months, Aboriginal and environment groups have united to campaign against the proposed uranium mine at Jabiluka in Kakadu. They argue that the mine is irreconcilable with both the wishes of the traditional owners and
Motion — compulsory retrenchments in Tax This meeting of CPSU members in [insert department name] condemns the moves by ATO management to resort to compulsory retrenchments in the INB Business Line in Sydney and Melbourne Tax Offices when
By Jon Lamb ADELAIDE — Speculation is mounting about when the Liberal state government will announce the date of the next election, due to be held by April. Preselection tussles are under way in the Labor and Liberal camps, and Premier John
By Sylvia Hale SYDNEY — Marrickville Council at its August meeting unanimously declined to ban Pauline Hanson's One Nation party from using council facilities. Ashfield Council had, only weeks before, voted unanimously to support such a ban.
Bathurst snubs Hanson By Emma Nicholson BATHURST — A tour by Pauline Hanson of NSW's central western region has been met by anti-racist demonstrations. The largest of these was here on August 19, when some 1000 Charles Sturt University
Curragh miners claim victory By Paul Glenning BLACKWATER, Queensland — After maintaining a strike and picket for 15 weeks, workers at the Curragh mine have claimed an important victory over management's attacks on the wages and working
By Tony Iltis HOBART — The state Rundle Liberal government has announced plans for a November 29 referendum on parliamentary change. The referendum would ask two questions: whether to reduce Tasmania's parliamentarians from 54 to 40, and, if
Unionists and students present protest petition By Earl Henderson MELBOURNE
Greens, socialists contest NT election In the Northern Territory elections on August 30, one Democratic Socialist and two Greens candidates will challenge the Country-Liberal Party's anti-native title and Labor's "law and order" scare campaigns.
By Sean Healy During the past week, rallies and protests on campuses throughout the country were organised to protest against the federal government's higher education policy, in particular its funding cuts to universities, fees for