WA criticised on land rights By Leon Harrison PERTH — A University of Western Australia law professor, Richard Bartlett, has criticised the WA government's record on returning Aboriginal land as the worst in Australia. He was speaking
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Although there will be 22 candidates on the ballot paper when the Wills by-election takes place on April 11, one progressive independent, Coburg football coach Phil Cleary, believes he has a chance of beating the
By Margaret El-Chami Most charges against more than 200 people arrested during last November's anti-Aidex protests were dropped last week because of lack of evidence. Organisers from Stop Aidex (now called Stop Aus-Tec) say this shows that
Building union clerks on strike By Jenny O'Donnell SYDNEY — Thirty clerical union staff employed by the Building Workers Industrial Union and the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association have been on strike since March 30 over the
By Peter Boyle The Democratic Socialist candidate for the Wills by-election, Bob Lewis, has condemned the latest ACTU call to cut immigration as a "thinly veiled appeal to racist sentiment" and a "total cop-out on seriously addressing
Talking union ADELAIDE — Mitsubishi workers at two plants walked off the job here last week. About 1000 stopped work at the Lonsdale iron foundry in response to management attempts to cut penalty rates and change work patterns. About 200 trim
Gareth Evans runs in Wills By Jeremy Smith and Vanessa Hearman MELBOURNE — Foreign minister Gareth Evans on the Wills campaign trail for Labor in Coburg on April 4, was forced to flee by East Timorese activists angered by the government's
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Despite the fact that the vast majority of scientific opinion accepts the reality of global warming, there is a backlash in the corporate sector says Dr Jeremy Leggett, Greenpeace International's director of science
By Kim Spurway SYDNEY — Three gay men have been forced to leave an inner-city high school because of death threats, verbal abuse and anti-gay messages left on blackboards. The three were followed home by gangs and were physically abused and
Qld legal aid in danger By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Community centres providing free legal advice could be forced to close because of a Queensland government cut in funding, a legal organisation warned on April 2. Karen Fletcher, convener


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