By Bob Cummins BALLINA, NSW — Extensive bulldozing of Aboriginal sacred sites on an East Ballina housing estate and river lands has been temporarily halted after years of protests. Bundjalung Aborigines from the Jali and Far North Coast land
By Jacqui Kavanagh SYDNEY — Aboriginal representatives have condemned the failure of the final report of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody to recommend the laying of charges against police killers. "The royal commission had
Women picket Qld Labor By Susan Price BRISBANE — About 50 supporters of the Women's Abortion Campaign picketed the Queensland Labor Women's Conference on May 11. The women were angry at the Goss government's refusal to act on the opinions of
By Debra Wirth SYDNEY — About 100 people protested outside the Supreme Court on May 8, the day Arthur Murray and Sonny Bates were sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by the trial judge in Bathurst after being convicted by an all-white jury.
Brisbane mall fight By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Retailers have opposed proposals by the Electoral and Administrative Review Committee to amend the infamous Mall Act, which bans all political activity in the Queen Street Mall. The shopkeepers say the
SA anti-abortion bill By Catherine Goff Brady ADELAIDE — A private member's bill to further restrict women's rights to abortion has been passed in the state lower house by 23 votes to 21. Liberal Member for Hayward Mark Brindal's bill is just
The endorsed Green candidates for the May 25 NSW election are activists from a range of backgrounds. Green Left will profile all the Green candidates over the next three issues. Bulli For long-time women's, peace and environment activist and
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The bulk chemical storage facility in Coode Island (in Melbourne's dock lands) is a serious menace to residents in nearby suburbs, to workers and to the environment, according to documents obtained by the Hazardous
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — One week into the campaign for the May 25 state elections, boredom, indifference and suspicion with the major parties reign supreme. The latest polls show a small increase in Liberal/National support (up to 35%) with
Women's collection threatened BRISBANE — The University of Queensland student union executive is threatening to close the union library, which includes one of the largest collections of feminist writing in the country. The threat follows cutbacks
By Janet Parker Around the globe, environmental activists will mark June 5 — the UN-designated World Environment Day — with rallies, marches, festivals, seminars, concerts, bike rides, tree-plantings and a great variety of other events.
SYDNEY — "The current phase of negotiations demands international solidarity if we are to reach a cease-fire", Commander Nidia Díaz, a member of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front's Political-Diplomatic Commission and member of
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — The first opinion poll released after New South Wales Liberal Premier Nick Greiner called a May 25 election here shows the Liberal-National coalition only three points ahead of Bob Carr's Labor (30% to 27%), with fully 35%
By Debra Wirth SYDNEY — A campaign against sections 45D and E of the Trade Practices Act was launched here by Greenpeace on May 1. BHP Petroleum threatened to use 45D against Greenpeace in March as a result of a protest action near
Green Labor defection to Democrats Gordon McQuilten, a founder of the Green Labor faction of the Labor Party, has joined the Australian Democrats and will seek preselection for the Victorian state seat of Richmond. McQuilten is the second
By Greg Adamson SYDNEY - Public transport, housing, and the lack of city-wide planning are among the issues which the Sydney Greens will be raising in the May 25 state elections. Founding member and journalist Hall Greenland has been nominated as