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
By Steve Painter A peace song, "Stop the War in Croatia", hit number 13 on the national record charts in early December and could go higher. Royalties from the recording, by Tomislav Ivcic, are being used to buy medical supplies for casualties
By Nadya Stani I am a journalist who works in public radio. I was arbitrarily arrested at the anti-Aidex protest. My colleague, Annamarie Antonio, and her daughter were subjected to physical intimidation and harassment. We began our coverage of
By Dick Nichols and John Tognolini SYDNEY — In evidence before the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption, it has emerged that state coroner Kevin Waller advised Detective-Inspector Aarne Tees, investigator of the Hilton
SYDNEY — Up to 2000 people, mostly East Timorese, attended a December 7 memorial mass for the victims of the Dili massacre, and later marched to Town Hall, where the state Labor Party conference was being held. Photo by Susan Mackie.
Understanding Telecom By Tom Jordan SYDNEY — Having recently lost her job, Maureen Houlahan finds it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Paying off her heavy mortgage is hard enough but when the Telecom bill turned up she knew she
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — A 38-year-old plant operator received severe burns to 75% of his body when a 12-metre high tank containing gas oil tar exploded at Altona petrochemical refinery on December 2. Firefighters believe that the fire
By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Outrage on the part of many trade union activists over the massacre in Dili and persistent activity by the Timorese community and solidarity groups have produced a response from the organised trade union movement.
According to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 46% of employees earn less than $440 per week (a Morgan poll estimated recently that a family of four requires $441 per week to "keep in health and live decently"). Further, some