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Students demonstrate against Baldwin By Alex Aitkin SYDNEY — A vocal group of 50 angry university students demonstrated outside the office of federal education minister Peter Baldwin on January 31. The protest was organised by the Cross
By Sam Wainwright HOBART — About 5000 people participated in a January 29 protest over funding cuts and staff shortages at Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania's major tertiary referral hospital. The demonstration, organised by the Save the
By Lex Nelson The Wilderness Society has welcomed the decision of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to step in and block woodchip logging in a forest dominated by giant brown barrel trees in the Coolangubra wilderness in the
Report on Indonesian struggles NEWCASTLE — Green Left correspondent Michael Tardif addressed a forum on Indonesia here on January 29. Tardif outlined the broad progressive movement in Indonesia and the growing grassroots opposition to the
Recent reports linking cot deaths, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with a face-down sleeping position in the baby are supported by WA scientists J.A. Corbyn and P. Matthews. In their paper, the scientists argue that the major contributory
Dangerous ozone levels in Sydney SYDNEY — Two sweltering days in Sydney on January 22-23 combined with car and industrial emissions to produce pollution levels exceeding the State Pollution Control Commission's health standards. In the
By Tracy Sorensen DARWIN — When the Country Liberal Party Northern Territory government announced it would axe Darwin's Women's Information Centre, feminists here began two courses of action: a campaign in defence of the centre, and a plan to
By Craig Cormick Each December, as the world turns its attention to the Nobel Peace Prize, other individuals and groups are honoured with an alternative peace prize. The recipients, chosen by the London-based Right Livelihood Award jury, are
Festival for choice MELBOURNE — In a new venture in a six-month campaign for improvements to contraceptive and reproductive options, the Feminist Offensive for Reproductive Freedom (FORF) will hold a Festival for Reproductive Freedom on
Timber companies operating within Papua New Guinea have been given four months to submit proper environmental plans or face possible suspension of their operations. Environment and conservation minister Michael Singan gave this warning on January

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