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By Monique Choy SYDNEY — On March 10, more than 2500 timber workers and their families converged on state Parliament supporting the Timber Industry (Interim Protection) Bill, which was supposedly designed to protect jobs in the timber
Uni staff fight restructuring By Alex Bainbridge MELBOURNE — Office, library, cleaning and maintenance staff at Melbourne University struck over award restructuring on March 19 as part of a national campaign of rolling strikes. Almost all
Janet Parker A huge crowd gathered at the port of Havana to welcome the merchant ship Bahia de Cardenas on January 27. The ship carried much-needed raw materials donated by the Paris book industry trade union and the French Communist Party. The
Ian Jackson On March 14, Ian Jackson died following a short illness. Ian, aged 33, fell ill while travelling throughout Europe during 1991. Upon his return to Australia, he was admitted to Woden Valley Hospital in Canberra. Ian had been active in
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The Wills by-election on April 11 is shaping up as a dry run for a full federal election. Labor and Liberal campaigns are being run by Prime Minister Paul Keating and opposition leader John Hewson. The policy debate
By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — The Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Watch Committee has made a scathing reply to a column in the Sydney Morning Herald on March 19 by former NSW magistrate Kevin Waller. "The families of Aboriginals who have died in
Terror campaign against black leader By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Aboriginal community leader Don Davidson has accused police of racism over their refusal to provide his family with 24-hour protection, following three fire-bomb attacks on his
Union battle looms over WA mines By Geoff Spencer PERTH — With the announcement of merger talks between the WA branches of the Australian Workers Union (AWU) and the Metal and Engineering Workers Union (MEWU), battle lines have been drawn
SYDNEY — Several unions are supporting a Sydney Workers' Cultural Project, which will take up a variety of social and cultural issues among workers. An initial project will take up the question of workers with disabilities. Main supporters of
By Rose McCann SYDNEY — On March 6, the day before Sydney's annual International Women's Day march, Helena Pollard had her car radio tuned to the Doug Mulray breakfast program on 2MMM. The program included a skit that involved a woman being

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