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By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — Paper giant APPM has announced plans to cut 400 jobs at its Burnie and Wesley Vale mills. The company is also pressing for big changes in hours and conditions not agreed to in the settlement of the momentous
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Most of the leadership of the Australian Democrats' progressive Victorian division and five out of nine of their candidates in the coming Victorian elections have left the party. Their departure comes in the wake of
Tasmanian readers We apologise for the unavailability of issue number 64, which was not delivered to Tasmania because of an industrial dispute in the transport industry. Copies of issue 64 are now available from your usual seller or the
Postal workers to vote By Barry Healy SYDNEY — Postal workers around Australia will decide this month whether to accept an enterprise agreement recommended by the Communication Workers Union Federal Executive and Australia Post. The
Tas mineworkers form unemployed group By Ian Jamieson ROSEBERY, Tas — About 60 people have joined the newly formed West Coast Unemployed Workers Union, set up on the initiative of mineworkers retrenched by Pasminco, a North Broken Hill
Victory for Midford women By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Seventy five women who had been picketing the Midford Paramount clothing factory because their former employer owed them $450,000 in superannuation and retrenchment entitlements have
Tunnel protest SYDNEY — Anti-freeway groups and Greenpeace have urged people to protest at the opening of the Harbour Tunnel by carrying placards during the Rotary Harbour Tunnel fundraising walk on August 30. Greenpeace transport
By Sean Lennon MELBOURNE — The Victorian Police force has misrepresented the extent of crime in an effort to gain more money and powers, according to a report released on August 4 by the Federation of Community Legal Centres. The report
Environment groups boycott talks National environment groups discussing greenhouse strategy with the federal government pulled out of talks in Canberra on August 6. They said that despite nearly two years of talks, the government had still not
By Aidan Rickets LISMORE — Forest protesters have again set up camp in northern NSW, this time at Mummel Gulf. The protesters are organised by the North-East Forest Alliance, responsible for last year's Chaelundi blockade and another protest

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