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The timber and paper needs of Victoria could be satisfied entirely from existing plantations, creating 2000 jobs in the process and saving native forests from further encroachment. These are the findings of a recent report commissioned by the
Judith Ward, jailed by a British court in 1974 over an army coach bombing in which 12 people died, was freed on May 11 after an appeal court ruled her conviction unsafe and unsatisfactory. Her release after 18 years follows numerous other
By Ken Setter LIVERPOOL, Sydney — Even the rain couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd attending a May 12 rally here against the high rates of unemployment in the south-western region of Sydney. The protest, part of the National Day of
Car workers reject package ADELAIDE — 4000 workers at Holden's Elizabeth plant, covered by the Vehicle Builders Employees Federation, Metal and Engineering Workers Union, Federated Clerks Union and the Electrical Trades Union have voted to
CSIRO finds sea levels rising For the first time in the southern hemisphere, there is evidence that the deep ocean has increased in temperature, resulting in a sea level rise. The CSIRO reported on May 13 that its oceanographers had found
Dalai Lama tour a success By Cameron S. Boyd BRISBANE — More than 5000 people crammed Brisbane's Albert Park to hear the Dalai Lama speak on May 13, and a further 2000 attended a public meeting at the Cultural Centre the night before.
SA transport to be slashed By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — The South Australian State Government and the State Transport Authority (STA) have proposed a slashing of the government's expenditure on public transport by about 15%, or about $24
By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — Indonesian environmental and human rights activist Dipa Ramelan spoke here at a crowded public meeting on May 15. Dipa is being toured by Environmental Youth Alliance and AKSI(Indonesian action) to inform and
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The lesbian and gay community now have a new paper. Called Brother Sister, it hit the streets on May 1, combining local and international news, reviews, information on health and other issues, humour and social
By Sue Bull SYDNEY — A spirited and moving demonstration was held here on May 10 in support of imprisoned Cambodian boat people. Held outside the Villawood detention centre, it showed that a strong coalition against the xenophobic and

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