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Green jobs strategy CANBERRA — Greenpeace launched a strategy for ecologically sustainable job creation on January 31. The strategy focuses on an urban transport strategy for Sydney, a national freight transport strategy, job opportunities in
Wallsend Hospital holds firm By Jane Beckmann NEWCASTLE — After six months, the picket line at Wallsend Hospital is as firm and determined as it ever was. Barbara Hardes told Green Left at the picket, "We are staying no matter what
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — On January 28, the day Greenpeace released a videotape of a large and rare reef endangered by an ocean sewer outfall due to begin operation at the famous Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland, hundreds of dead penguins
Timber companies operating within Papua New Guinea have been given four months to submit proper environmental plans or face possible suspension of their operations. Environment and conservation minister Michael Singan gave this warning on January
By Tom Flanagan HOBART — An alliance of 13 powerful business groups has called for a vote for either the Liberal or Labor parties in the February 1 state election. The alliance, which includes the state Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of
Greenpeace pursues whaler The Greenpeace vessel Greenpeace is pursuing the mother ship of the four-vessel Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean. Greenpeace activists intend to disrupt the fleet's whaling activities, supposedly carried
By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — The November 12 Dili massacre provided the Australian government with an opportunity to correct its policy, Fretilin UN representative Jose Ramos Horta told a public meeting here on January 19. But the
By Tom Jordan and Allen Myers CANBERRA — A unionist and peace activist has filed a formal complaint alleging "intimidation and anti-union activities" against two officers of the Australian Federal Police. Electrical Trades Union member Don
Cuban solidarity set up in Perth By James Balowski PERTH — A branch of the Cuba Solidarity Coalition has been formed here following the launching of the coalition in Melbourne last year. The group has begun planning cultural and fundraising
Recent reports linking cot deaths, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with a face-down sleeping position in the baby are supported by WA scientists J.A. Corbyn and P. Matthews. In their paper, the scientists argue that the major contributory

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