By Steve Painter SYDNEY — A blazing row has erupted between Sydney and Newcastle officials of the bus workers' union (ATMOEA) over a deal struck by Sydney officials with the Department of Transport. The deal was accepted by a majority at a
By Sean Lennon MELBOURNE — As Premier Joan Kirner held her mini-summit on youth unemployment on June 25, a crowd of around 200 people demonstrated on the steps of the state parliament. The rally, organised by an umbrella group called CRICIS
Tas log hauliers fight APPM By Sam Wainright and Natasha Simons HOBART — Three log trucks are parked outside state parliament in a protest by log hauliers in the wake of the Burnie paper mill dispute. Log truck drivers and owners from
By Steve Painter Telecom workers at mass meetings around the country have voted for an industrial campaign over management plans to cut its work force by 4400, with further cuts expected. Up to 12,000 jobs may be threatened in the medium term.
Rochedale dump 'legal' By Bill Mason BRISBANE — "We will never give up trying to stop the dump. We won't give up until we've at least we've got a wider buffer zone", Glenys Head, spokesperson for Rochedale residents fighting a proposed
Publication schedule Because many of the people involved in the production and distribution of Green Left will be attending the Resistance conference in Melbourne, we are not publishing a paper next week. The next issue will be the one dated July
Rally for abortion rights in ACT By Sue Bolton CANBERRA — "No cop-outs, no committees, we've waited long enough" was the chant from the crowd as Wayne Berry, minister for health, introduced the Termination of Pregnancy (Repeal) Bill in the
Indonesian campaigner to attend By Michael Tardif Prominent Indonesian political activist Helmi Fauzi will attend the Resistance national conference in Melbourne. Fauzi is in Australia as a guest of Resistance, the Environmental Youth
Open door for nuclear waste CANBERRA — The Senate has passed a bill which will allow Australia to become an international nuclear waste dump, says Greenpeace. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Bill, supported on June 18 by the
Studded belts now 'weapons' By Pip Hinman MELBOURNE — A decision to charge a receptionist with possession of a regulated weapon by Magistrate Peter Couzens has outraged and amazed the gay and lesbian community, among others. The "weapon"