Native title movement makes gains in Illawarra By Simon Frew WOLLONGONG — Native title has become one of the most important issues since the Wik decision. Illawarra Residents for Native Title (IRNT) was formed last year to combat Howard's
Justice for women On March 7, thousands of women in Australia, and many more around the world, will march to celebrate International Women's Day. Many of these women will be marching for the first time. Some will have marched regularly for
Mt Vickery mine to close By Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — On February 17, Rio Tinto announced the closure of the Mt Vickery coal mine, outside Gunnedah. The company claimed the closure is due to a fall in the price of coal. Despite huge coal
Olsen reneges on privatisation promise By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Prior to the December 1996 state election, Liberal leader John Olsen declared that he would not sell off public assets. He specifically promised that ETSA, the state
Sacked miners robbed by company By Wendy Robertson SYDNEY — On February 10, 40 copper workers from the Cobar mine in western NSW, organised by the Rural Workers Union, occupied John Howard's Sydney office. The workers were demanding to know why
Actions around Australia condemn violence in Mexico By Neville Spencer In response to the escalation of violence in Mexico, activists in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney organised protest actions on February 16 to condemn the Mexican government's
Ambassadors for peace PEACE ACTIVIST Dean Jeffries took part in an international peace camp with activists from 15 countries on the border between Saudi Arabia and Iraq in early 1991. He is coordinating a new initiative for a brigade of
On February 16, members of the Maritime Union of Australia ended their 18-day strike at Webb Dock, Port Melbourne, following an Australian Industrial Relations Commission order to return to work. At the same meeting, it was decided to launch a
Hollow decision for Mount Thorley miners By Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has vowed to maintain pickets at Rio Tinto's Mount Thorley mine following a favourable, but toothless, decision in the
Protests demand 'No more blood for oil!' More than 1000 people marched from Defence Plaza to the US consulate in Sydney on February 21 to protest against the US plans to bomb Iraq. The protesters demanded that the US get out of the gulf, that the
Protest against Hanson's One Nation By Justin Randell WOLLONGONG — Pauline Hanson has been in the news again. Not content with her racist rhetoric, she is revealing more of her reactionary agenda by arguing that young people should be kept off
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The fate of the Queensland Coalition government hangs in the balance in the aftermath of "Black Friday", February 13, when three senior National Party ministers were sacked or resigned because of allegations of rorting of