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Nile abortion bill defeated By Paula Nassif SYDNEY — Reverend Fred Nile's anti-abortion bill was defeated in the NSW upper house on November 20. There were only seven votes in favour, four of those from Labor Party members Johno Johnson,
By Dave Holmes MELBOURNE — A well-attended meeting on November 21 heard a panel of speakers forcefully argue the case for supporting Croatia's struggle for independence. The forum at the Celtic Club registered a growing support in the
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — December 1 is World AIDS Day. According to the World Health Organisation, between 9 and 11 million adults are HIV positive and an additional 1 million children are estimated to have been born with the virus. By the
Left gains in Young Labor MELBOURNE — Senior sources from Young Labor have confirmed that the Young Labor left "Back to Basics, Forward to Change" ticket has gained six of the 11 Victorian delegate positions to the Australian Young Labor
By Peter Boyle Question: How do you sell a tax reform that shifts more of the tax burden from the wealthy minority to the poorer majority? Answer: By making sure that everyone appears to get something more. This is the secret recipe for Dr John
Mindarie sacred sites threatened By Leon Harrison PERTH — Aboriginal people are opposed to a new land fill dump at Mindarie which has threatened to disturb sacred sites. They say that the site contains a burial mound and Dreamtime tracks of
By David Jagger SYDNEY — Australia's first Aboriginal high school, Pemulwuy College, is back on a sure footing with a more manageable size and a new governing council for next year. It is calling for enrolments for years seven, eight and nine
Vigil for Palestine By Jenny Long SYDNEY — The Palestine Human Rights Campaign and Women in Black will hold a vigil on December 1 to mark the anniversary of the Intifada, the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West
By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — "This is not just about the violation of natural justice, or simple injustice", Australian Irish Congress representative Gerard Steele told a public meeting of 150 people on November 8. Britain "is a country that has
By Gina Rogers CANBERRA — Among the many activities scheduled against the Aidex armaments bazaar in the last week of November is a youth protest, to be held in Garema Place, Civic, at 4.30 p.m. on November 26. Heidi Beynon and Loretta Asquini,

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