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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
Cuban solidarity set up in Perth By James Balowski PERTH — A branch of the Cuba Solidarity Coalition has been formed here following the launching of the coalition in Melbourne last year. The group has begun planning cultural and fundraising
By Nadya Stani I am a journalist who works in public radio. I was arbitrarily arrested at the anti-Aidex protest. My colleague, Annamarie Antonio, and her daughter were subjected to physical intimidation and harassment. We began our coverage of
By Dick Nichols and John Tognolini SYDNEY — In evidence before the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption, it has emerged that state coroner Kevin Waller advised Detective-Inspector Aarne Tees, investigator of the Hilton
SYDNEY — Up to 2000 people, mostly East Timorese, attended a December 7 memorial mass for the victims of the Dili massacre, and later marched to Town Hall, where the state Labor Party conference was being held. Photo by Susan Mackie.
Understanding Telecom By Tom Jordan SYDNEY — Having recently lost her job, Maureen Houlahan finds it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Paying off her heavy mortgage is hard enough but when the Telecom bill turned up she knew she

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