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Reappraising ockerdom Following the success of last year's inaugural festival, the 1992 Australian Film Festival opens around Australia on July 23. Each state has its own program of public screenings and events between July and September.
By Jo Brown MELBOURNE—A July 16 public meeting of about 500, mostly local, residents at the Williamstown Town Hall rejected the planned expansion of the Mobil Altona refinery. The meeting was called by Mobil and the government in response
Poetry of conscience From the Republic of Conscience: An international anthology of poetry Edited by Kerry Flattley and Chris Wallace-Crabbe Aird Books in association with Amnesty International 192 pp. $16.95 Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti
The Cars That Ate Paris A mini-opera based on the film of the same name by Peter Weir Stage adaptation and direction by Douglas Horton Presented by Chamber Made Opera at Ensign Smash Repairs, 610 Smith Street, Clifton Hill, Melbourne, until
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — Peace, environment and solidarity groups will be joining together between October 21 and 25 to demonstrate against an event that has been described as "Aidex on wings". The Australian Air Show and Aerospace
For the New Republic(s) em = By Linda Martin The right wing and its apologists (I do not count myself amongst them unless stranded on the fence) admired Mrs Thatcher's strength Who else they say could mend the tears in imperialism's
Newcastle drivers lose conditions By Tim E. Stewart NEWCASTLE — In a "sad day" for public transport, bus workers "have agreed to suffer in order to keep buses on the road", local bus workers' official Dave Winwood told a 150-strong public
By Sean Malloy MELBOURNE — "There is a real sentiment of seriousness amongst young people today. We know we can't play at politics, because it really is our lives and the lives of many others and the future of the planet at stake", said Kylie
Peace activists freed from US jails By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Ciaron O'Reilly and Moana Cole, peace activists from Brisbane, have been released from prisons in the US after serving year-long sentences for damaging a B-52 bomber and a runway
Columbus By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto Oxford University Press. 218 pp. $16.95 Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti On the morning of August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed his three caravelles, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, west across

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