SA transport to be slashed By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — The South Australian State Government and the State Transport Authority (STA) have proposed a slashing of the government's expenditure on public transport by about 15%, or about $24
By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — Indonesian environmental and human rights activist Dipa Ramelan spoke here at a crowded public meeting on May 15. Dipa is being toured by Environmental Youth Alliance and AKSI(Indonesian action) to inform and
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The lesbian and gay community now have a new paper. Called Brother Sister, it hit the streets on May 1, combining local and international news, reviews, information on health and other issues, humour and social
By Sue Bull SYDNEY — A spirited and moving demonstration was held here on May 10 in support of imprisoned Cambodian boat people. Held outside the Villawood detention centre, it showed that a strong coalition against the xenophobic and
By Barry Healy SYDNEY — The first week of the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry into the Terry Metherell scandal has been a difficult one for Premier Nick Greiner. Far from encouraging the fiasco to fade quietly, the inquiry
NEW YORK — A new report detailing the threat to coral reefs from global warming was released on May 6 by Greenpeace. Coral reef damage from "bleaching" would endanger low-lying coastlines and island states, says the report, written by Dr Sandy
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — "It's not just our problem, or a problem for the unionists at Robe River", says Brian Green, a metalworkers' union delegate at the strikebound Burnie mill of Associated Pulp and Paper, a subsidiary of the New
By Peter Boyle It was an ABC television reporter who led the question about whether the 34,000 Chinese nationals offered temporary residence in Australia after the Beijing massacre could bring in a further 300,000 relatives under the
Anti-racism trust set up in WA By Leon Harrison PERTH — The parents of an Aboriginal youth killed in January in a racist attack have set up a trust to counter racism. Bill Johnson is still deeply angered by the death of his 19-year-old
Brisbane free speech campaign resumes By Cameron S. Boyd BRISBANE — Some 100 people rallied on May 8 in the Queen Street Mall to generate public support for the freedom of speech campaign in Brisbane. Speakers included Terry Fisher, a


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