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Huge jobless numbers in Ballarat By Rachel Evans BALLARAT — Underemployment could be as high as 34.8% overall and over 50% among youth in this Victorian regional centre, according to a survey by the Ballarat University College and the
By Denis Kevans KATOOMBA — Readers of the Blue Mountains Gazette must be increasingly bemused by the paper's commentaries on ongoing development disputes. Ralph Williams, structural engineer, was mayor of the Blue Mountains until the
Easter break Green Left is taking a one-week holiday over the Easter period, so there will be no issue dated April 22. We will return to our regular weekly schedule with the issue dated April 29.
Sack racist cops, says Boney family By John Tognolini SYDNEY — Priscilla Boney, mother of Lloyd Boney, who died in a Brewarrina police cell in 1987, is demanding the dismissal of two police who mocked her son's death and that of David Gundy
'Relax Bougainville blockade' The International Red Cross has urged the Papua New Guinea government to relax its blockade on medical supplies to Bougainville on humanitarian grounds. A senior Red Cross International officer based in Rabaul,
By Steve Painter Third World nations and non-government organisations (NGOs) are gloomy about prospects for the United Nations' Earth Summit following an unproductive five-week preparatory meeting (Prepcom Four), which finished in New York on
WA criticised on land rights By Leon Harrison PERTH — A University of Western Australia law professor, Richard Bartlett, has criticised the WA government's record on returning Aboriginal land as the worst in Australia. He was speaking
Bail hostel for Aboriginal children By Kyla Slaven SYDNEY — A bail hostel for Aboriginal children will open next month in Chippendale. The project was designed for Aboriginal children on remand, who can be refused bail and forced to live in
Melbourne will host a national conference on Cuba on May 9-10. Convened by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the situation in Cuba today and what Australians can do to help Cuba to maintain its
Building union clerks on strike By Jenny O'Donnell SYDNEY — Thirty clerical union staff employed by the Building Workers Industrial Union and the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association have been on strike since March 30 over the

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