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By Kristian Whittaker and Sue Bolton CANBERRA — Last month, Aborigines briefly occupied the old Parliament House and issued a Declaration of Aboriginal Sovereignty "invoking our claim to all the lands of the territories of our ancestors".
Call to end nuclear tests In an open letter sent to the four remaining nuclear testing nations on February 20, Greenpeace called on France, Britain, the US and China to join the moratorium on nuclear testing instituted by the Commonwealth of
By Kylie Budge The Environmental Youth Alliance is participating in an international campaign, called SOS Siberut, to protect the ecology and people of Siberut island in Indonesia. The campaign, coordinated by Down to Earth in London,

By Lesley Warne and Polly McDonald WOLLONGONG — Borrowing heavily from the former Labor government's fraudulent "Beds to the West" campaign, the Greiner Liberal government is adopting divide and rule tactics against NSW South Coast

NEWCASTLE — Around 180 members of the Combined Waterfront Group of Unions staged a stop-work and march on the morning of February 17, in protest at Maritime Services Board plans to make 30 blue collar workers redundant in pursuit of "structural
By Tom Flanagan HOBART — A blockade organised by the Wilderness Society brought road works to a standstill in the threatened East Picton region of Tasmania's southern forest on February 17. About 40 protesters, including Green Independent
Blue Mountains mayor resigns By Denis Kevans WENTWORTH FALLS — Mayor Peter O'Toole has resigned from the Blue Mountains City Council after the council failed to back his actions in regard to a controversial development. O'Toole had
Mines and building unions unite By Steve Painter SYDNEY — On February 10, the building workers' (BWIU) and mineworkers' (UMFA) unions amalgamated to form the Construction, Forestry and Mining Employees Union (CFMEU), with about 96,000
MELBOURNE — Nissan workers have voted to accept a redundancy package from the company, which will close its Australian car manufacturing plants by October. According to vehicle builders' union (VBEF) secretary Ian Jones, the deal averages out to
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — Has the State Rail Authority here reached the point of outright sacking of its workers? This would seem to be the message of moves to eliminate 600 cleaning positions prior to privatising all cleaning work on Sydney's

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