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
By Monique Choy SYDNEY — Eight members of the Sydney Rainforest Action Group (SRAG) were convicted of unreasonable obstruction last week. The judge compared their peaceful protest last year to the Los Angeles riots. Their rally outside the
Minister discusses sex, school and politics By James Basle CANBERRA — Members of Resistance and the ACT education minister, Bill Woods, failed to get agreement when they discussed a sex information calendar, condom vending machines in high
Bosnians, Croatians call for peace Photo and story by Steve Painter CANBERRA — Supporters of the new states of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia held vigils outside federal parliament and in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide on May 4. One of the
By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — A rally of 100 Aborigines and supporters on May 9 heard of the mystery surrounding the death of long-time Aboriginal rights activist Alice Dixon, 53, found dead in her home on May 6. Police have said that there
By Steve Painter The US space agency, NASA, claims the danger of ozone depletion over the northern hemisphere has eased due to a short Arctic winter, but a seven-month study by the agency confirms the ozone shield is "increasingly vulnerable to
By Kaylene Allen HOBART — The Aboriginal community on May 3 reoccupied Risdon Cove, 12 kilometres from the centre of Hobart, in commemoration of the 1804 massacre of at least 100 Aborigines. More than 300 Aborigines and supporters attended


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