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By Rohan Gaiswinkler and Teresa Dowding HOBART — The first meeting for action to preserve the Tarkine took place here on September 9. Located in the rugged north west of Tasmania, the Tarkine encompasses several national estate areas
MELBOURNE — A spirited group of 500-700 Aborigines and supporters marched on Parliament House on September 6. The rally commemorated National Aboriginal and Islander Day and welcomed recent moves by the Victorian government to consider land rights
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — The long-running campaign by the Australian Chamber of Manufactures to turn the dispute at the Vista Paper Products plant in outer Sydney into a precedent-setting smashing of working conditions is beginning to run out of
By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Wollongong Out of Workers Union (WOWU) convener Nick Southall believes that after 10 years of consistently high unemployment, a renewed spirit of anger is emerging in the community. WOWU was formed in 1982, when
By Bruce Marlowe SYDNEY — Staff, patients and supporters of two of Sydney's oldest hospitals — Sydney and Marrickville — are going into battle to prevent them being either closed (Marrickville) or downgraded to an accident and emergency
Students hex the HECS By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — About 200 students attended a "Hex The HECS" (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) rally on Black Friday, September 13. The rally was held in the city's Roma St Forum and was for students
Picket opposes hospital closure By Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — More than 300 people gathered outside the NSW Industrial Commission offices here on September 4 to demonstrate community support for keeping Wallsend Hospital open. The
By Peter Boyle and Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The More Not Less Campaign (a coalition of 28 groups) and the Campaign Against Newstart are organising a "rank and file contingent" at the September 10 Jobs and Justice rally to demand a "militant
By Kate Tregarthen and David Mizon By Kate Tregarthen and David Mizon MELBOURNE — Residents are angry and frustrated over the Kirner government's legislation on rezoning of land around the Altona petrochemical complex — especially in the
By Col Hesse SYDNEY — Openness, public participation and environmental protection are among the key issues being pushed by a range of progressive candidates in the local council elections to be held across NSW on September 14. These issues

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