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Cuba solidarity conference By Pip Hinman MELBOURNE — A national conference to discuss solidarity with Cuba is being planned here for Sunday November 3. Australia-Cuba Friendship Society spokesperson Dave Deutschmann told Green Left Weekly
By Pete Malatesta SYDNEY — A petrol bomb attack on the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf on October 9 has resulted in a tightening of security on this unique and historic building. This was the fourth arson attempt on the wharf in the past seven
Open Council Charter for Marrickville By Dave Wright SYDNEY — Green councillor Bruce Welch and community independent Sonia Laverty are using their balance of power on the Marrickville Council to attempt to force adoption of an Open Council
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — One never knows what to expect in the city these days. The other day I saw a young woman running through the lunchtime crowd, shouting: "Give me a dollar! Somebody give me a dollar, or I'll sing!" As she weaved her way
Racism alleged in HIV tests By Ken Davis SYDNEY — Community AIDS organisations have protested to immigration minister Gerry Hand against discriminatory HIV testing of people applying to visit Australia. The protests were sent after four
By Sean Malloy TAFE student strikes have been organised for October 16 in all states except NSW and October 24 in NSW. Students are alarmed at the effects of government cuts to funding and increased enrolments. "People who are on Job Search or
AIDS advertising campaign hampered By Leon Harrison PERTH — The West Australian AIDS Council has begun a newspaper advertising campaign to alert homosexual men who do not identify with the gay community of the dangers of AIDS. The campaign
WA MP quits Labor By Frank Noakes PERTH — The Lawrence Labor government — already a minority government — was rocked by another resignation on October 7. Frank Donovan, member for the working-class suburb of Morley, said the controversial
Bob Hawke's pledge that by 1990 no child in Australia would live in poverty is little more than a forgotten sick joke. This has not prevented the federal government from undertaking new pledges to improve the lot of children. But, CRAIG CORMICK
SYDNEY — About 500 people participated in a march for abortion rights here on September 28, international abortion rights day. Speakers at a rally in Hyde Park included Sandra Nori, Labor MP for Port Jackson; Jenny Haines of the NSW nurses'

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