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By Steve Painter SYDNEY — In a dry run for a federal Liberal government's approach to industrial relations, the Greiner government has prepared the most sweeping attack on union rights in recent Australian history. The 333-page NSW Industrial
UTS students protest By Carolyn Minchin SYDNEY — About 300 students at Sydney's University of Technology stormed and occupied the vice-chancellor's office on September 9 to protest against the allocation of $2 million of university funds for a
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The flashy venue (the World Trade Centre), the grossly blown-up images of speakers on a large video screen on the stage and the immaculate attention to appearance rather than substance said much about an ACTU congress
Campaign against sexual violence begins By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Action on the issue of sexual violence against women on campuses has stepped up here with demonstrations being held on several campuses on September 12. A cross-campus
WA Greens meet By Frank Noakes PERTH — About 30 members and supporters of the Greens (WA) met at the scenic Lake Leschenaultia Tea Rooms, near Perth, on September 8 to discuss the recent national green party meeting held in Sydney. Differing
By Jane Beckmann and Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — The head of the Green ticket, John Sutton, appears almost certain to have won a seat in voting for the Newcastle City Council on September 14. The Greens and progressive independent candidates
Aboriginal woman vs six men By Pete Malatesta SYDNEY — "I see this as a big challenge", Elva Taylor told Green Left, "because I'm Aboriginal and a woman, running against six men". Taylor is standing as an independent candidate for the South
By Paul Burow BRISBANE — The Queensland government seems determined to steamroll ahead with siting the state's largest toxic waste dump at Gurulmundi, near Miles in southern Queensland, despite expert advice against it. A resident's group,
Threat to deregister teachers' union By Nina Murka SYDNEY — The NSW Teachers' Federation is threatened with deregistration after refusing to call off the TAFE teachers' strike on September 1-2. The state Industrial Relations Commission
Perth police terrorise actors By Leon Harrison PERTH — Police rampages like the one that led to the killing of David Gundy in Sydney last year are nothing unusual in WA. The latest victims of WA Tactical Response Group and Division 79

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