Youth take message to UN By Nick Fredman SYDNEY — World Environment Day was celebrated here with a rally organised by Environmental Youth Alliance outside the United Nations office in York Street on June 5. Young people heard speakers
Court 'okays gay murder' By Pip Hinman MELBOURNE — Gay rights activists are protesting that a May 28 Supreme Court jury verdict sends a clear message to the community that it is allowable for a man to kill another man who makes sexual
Sustainability conference planned By Jo Ferreira BRISBANE — A conference on ecological sustainability, featuring well-known environmental speakers such as Ted Trainer and Bob Brown, will be held at Griffith University in July. The
Plan to break Bougainville blockade By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — A group of solidarity activists plan to try to run the Papua New Guinea military's blockade of Bougainville later this year in a refurbished 90-year-old ketch called Flinders.
Broad support for ban By Celeste Seymour PERTH — The WA construction industry union, the CMEU, has enlisted the support of well-known environmentalist and unionist Jack Mundey for the campaign against the redevelopment of the old brewery
By Michael Rafferty The WA Labor government has made a renewed attempt at developing the old brewery site on the Swan River near Kings Park in Perth. On June 2, it announced that a deal would soon be finalised with Multiplex Constructions to
Nurses fight Kirner By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — Nurses here are fighting moves by the state government to cut staffing in the geriatric care area by 50%, reduce standards of care for the elderly and cut working conditions. The Kirner
Fun and info shared at festival By Drake Astrid BRISBANE — World Environment Day started on a high note with a discussion attended by two delegates from each school in the Brisbane area on June 5, and finished with a weekend information
Indonesian activist tours Brisbane By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Indonesian human rights activists Helmi Fauzi completed his tour of Brisbane at meeting of 50 at the University of Queensland. The meeting, one of seven, was organised by the
Students take to the streets By Anthony Thirlwall MELBOURNE — Around 750 students participated in the second National Day of Action on May 27, organised by the National Union of Students in response to the continuing attacks on education


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