Government allows US ballistic missile testing The Australian government has agreed to cooperate with the US government in "Project Dundee" — ground to air Terrier missile tests off the coast of Western Australia. "These tests could threaten
Vanstone blames the victims By Marina Cameron Education minister Amanda Vanstone recently launched a campaign to blame the universities and schools under pressure from funding cuts for the adverse effects of privatisation begun under Labor
Action against uranium mining at Jabiluka By Tim Walgers BRISBANE — A week of action August 18-22 has been organised by a collective of environmental organisations opposed to the Energy Resources Australia uranium mine planned for
By Helen Jarvis SYDNEY — In a major public address at the University of New South Wales on August 14, Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate Jose Ramos Horta spoke out strongly on a number of critical issues of human rights in Australia and
By David Gosling CANBERRA — Activists from the Education Action Group (EAG) at the Australian National University are currently collecting the 800 signatures needed to allow a referendum on affiliation to the National Union of Students (NUS).
Anti-racist public meeting By Veronica Lee MELBOURNE —"Stand strong against racism: Building the movement against Howard and Hanson" was the theme of a public meeting organised by Campaign Against Racism (CAR) on August 13. Speakers
By Filomena de Almeida and Jill Hickson SYDNEY — The current military crackdown by Indonesian armed forces in East Timor has resulted in scores of East Timorese being killed and hundreds more being arrested and tortured. It is a direct
By James Vassilopoulos On August 13, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) recommended to the Hunter Valley miners to continue negotiations and not resume their strike, following a recommendation by Justice Alan Boulton of
By Jim McIlroy BLACKWATER Striking Curragh coal miners remain defiant despite attempts by the company, ARCO, to break their picket line and intimidate workers. The strike has entered its 15th week, as ARCO steps up its pressure on the miners to
Debate in WA union struggle By Anthony Benbow PERTH — Unions are discussing the "workers' embassy" established next to Parliament House in late April after more than 30,000 people demonstrated against the WA government's "third wave" of
Fighting Racism Conference in Perth By Arun Pradhan PERTH — Plans are well under way for a Fighting Racism Conference here on September 20 and 21. The conference, to be held at the Fremantle Education Centre, will end with a "Reggae
Kennett's Coode Island betrayal condemned By Jeremy Smith MELBOURNE — On August 3, Footscray residents expressed their anger at the Kennett government's announcement that it would not honour its promise to move the Coode Island chemical
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