University of Canberra left polls well By Nick Middleton CANBERRA — Students at the University of Canberra went to the polls on October 21-23 to elect next year's Students Association. They gave a good vote to left and progressive candidates,
By Jane Beckmann NEWCASTLE — More than 700 people packed the Newcastle Workers Club auditorium on November 21 to support the striking Hunter Valley miners. John Maitland, national secretary of the Construction, Mining, Forestry and Energy Union,
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By Paul Glenning EMERALD, Qld — In the face of company goons posing as security guards, miners at ARCO's Gordonstone mine have had a small win. Management has been forced to back off from the more blatant intimidation and harassment it has used
By Ben Courtice MELBOURNE — More than 60 people attended an anti-racist conference strategy over October 18-19 organised by Campaign Against Racism (CAR), an activist group that has organised the rallies against One Nation meetings. The first
CPSU confuses members in Telstra strike By Leo Wellin For the first time in 10 years, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), which represents 10,000 staff at Telstra, coordinated a successful 24-hour strike against giant phone company on
By Jen Crothers and Kath Gelber SYDNEY — More than 6000 people rallied outside NSW Parliament House on October 22, demanding the equalisation of age of consent laws. When homosexuality was decriminalised in NSW 13 years ago, ALP Premier Barry
Anti-Hanson action in Adelaide By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — More than 300 noisy protesters gathered outside the Hyatt Hotel on October 18 to demonstrate their opposition to Pauline Hanson and the Liberal government's racist agenda. Many young
Rally against military aircraft noise By Tim E. Stewart DARWIN — Fifty people rallied on October 22 against the extreme noise pollution caused by jets operating out of Darwin airport as part of the "Pitch Black" war games. The protesters
Conference discusses abortion rights By Margarita Windisch MELBOURNE — The Royal Women's Hospital Pregnancy Advisory Service, in conjunction with the Abortion Providers' Federation of Australia, hosted a conference on October 11-12 which
By Melanie Bulland Liam Mitchell SYDNEY — In protest at the federal government's decisions to mine uranium at Jabiluka and construct a new nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights, 70 people attended a public meeting on October 20 at the Resistance
Police called to community barbecue By Sue Bull QUEANBEYAN — The Henderson Road Residents Action Group were forced to hold their October 19 community barbecue on the tiny nature strip between the abandoned railway goods yard and the busy road.
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