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Dangerous ozone levels in Sydney SYDNEY — Two sweltering days in Sydney on January 22-23 combined with car and industrial emissions to produce pollution levels exceeding the State Pollution Control Commission's health standards. In the
By Tracy Sorensen DARWIN — When the Country Liberal Party Northern Territory government announced it would axe Darwin's Women's Information Centre, feminists here began two courses of action: a campaign in defence of the centre, and a plan to
Recent reports linking cot deaths, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with a face-down sleeping position in the baby are supported by WA scientists J.A. Corbyn and P. Matthews. In their paper, the scientists argue that the major contributory
By Craig Cormick Each December, as the world turns its attention to the Nobel Peace Prize, other individuals and groups are honoured with an alternative peace prize. The recipients, chosen by the London-based Right Livelihood Award jury, are
Festival for choice MELBOURNE — In a new venture in a six-month campaign for improvements to contraceptive and reproductive options, the Feminist Offensive for Reproductive Freedom (FORF) will hold a Festival for Reproductive Freedom on
Timber companies operating within Papua New Guinea have been given four months to submit proper environmental plans or face possible suspension of their operations. Environment and conservation minister Michael Singan gave this warning on January
By Tom Flanagan HOBART — An alliance of 13 powerful business groups has called for a vote for either the Liberal or Labor parties in the February 1 state election. The alliance, which includes the state Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of
Greenpeace pursues whaler The Greenpeace vessel Greenpeace is pursuing the mother ship of the four-vessel Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean. Greenpeace activists intend to disrupt the fleet's whaling activities, supposedly carried
By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — The November 12 Dili massacre provided the Australian government with an opportunity to correct its policy, Fretilin UN representative Jose Ramos Horta told a public meeting here on January 19. But the
By Tom Jordan and Allen Myers CANBERRA — A unionist and peace activist has filed a formal complaint alleging "intimidation and anti-union activities" against two officers of the Australian Federal Police. Electrical Trades Union member Don

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