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'On a smoggy day, I can't let him outside' By John Tognolini SYDNEY — She's struggling to breathe, her lungs are contracting, it's another asthma attack, and it can kill her. She's 10 years old and a friend of mine. Her family has no
Cuts to youth wages Keating's package shares with Hewson's a determination to cut youth wages. The Liberals simply assert that cutting youth wages is the solution to youth unemployment, currently about 30% nationally. Keating's approach is
By Peter Boyle Paul Keating's February 26 economic statement was supposed to be about "creating jobs, jobs and jobs". But while Keating promised to create 800,000 jobs in the next four years, by his own estimates unemployment will remain around
Making Sense of Sex The federal government withdrew funding for the NSW Family Planning Association's Making Sense of Sex hotline for young people on February 24. The week before, Prime Minister Paul Keating stopped further publication of the
SYDNEY — Peace Squadron member Ian Carswell was arrested on February 22 after painting "Nuclear Free Pacific" in fluorescent red paint on the bow of the French Warship Garonne. Carswell said: "My actions were motivated by a desire to
By Frank Noakes and Leon Harrison PERTH — The ALP state executive voted to condemn the Labor government of Premier Carmen Lawrence on February 24. The executive was particularly concerned by the dumping of a safe sex campaign and savage
Lesbians and gays oppose racism By Michael Schembri SYDNEY — The national gay magazine, Campaign, is embroiled in controversy over a racist letter run without an editorial disclaimer, which was dropped for a late advertisement. Act-Up
NSW Forest Commission operated illegally By Steve Painter SYDNEY — The NSW government's proposed Timber Industry (Interim Protection) Bill amounts to an admission that the state's Forestry Commission has operated illegally for the past 12
Environmental threats Significantly, the decisions in Keating's economic statement which affect most the environment come in the section titled "Facilitating Major Projects". Keating has promised big business that he will not let
By Ray Fulcher and Jason Cheng MELBOURNE — The Victorian Trades Hall Council's February 17-21 Jobs and Justice campaign flopped badly. A series of suburban meetings on unemployment attracted miserable crowds of between 15 and 40, and a

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