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'Relax Bougainville blockade' The International Red Cross has urged the Papua New Guinea government to relax its blockade on medical supplies to Bougainville on humanitarian grounds. A senior Red Cross International officer based in Rabaul,
WA criticised on land rights By Leon Harrison PERTH — A University of Western Australia law professor, Richard Bartlett, has criticised the WA government's record on returning Aboriginal land as the worst in Australia. He was speaking
Bail hostel for Aboriginal children By Kyla Slaven SYDNEY — A bail hostel for Aboriginal children will open next month in Chippendale. The project was designed for Aboriginal children on remand, who can be refused bail and forced to live in
Melbourne will host a national conference on Cuba on May 9-10. Convened by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the situation in Cuba today and what Australians can do to help Cuba to maintain its
By David Robie After years of dumping tonnes of waste into rivers supplying many indigenous communities around the world, several major mining companies have been accused of damaging fragile ecosystems and found "guilty" in a controversial
Brewarrina convictions quashed By John Tognolini SYDNEY — Arthur Murray and Sonny Bates walked out of the NSW appeal court on April 6 with their convictions quashed from last year's Bathurst trial over the Brewarrina "riot" of August 15,
By Steve Painter It seems Associated Pulp and Paper Mills (APPM) is bent on replicating the New Right's most spectacular assault on trade unionism to date — the 1986-87 lockout at the Robe River iron ore operation in WA. APPM last week
By Charlie Brady It should be known in about three weeks whether exhibits which helped to convict Ray and Peter Mickelberg of the 1982 Perth Mint swindle were fabricated. Last month, WA Chief Justice David Malcolm ruled that it was "in the
Cover-up over oil blaze By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — In an apparent cover-up following a fire at the Mobil Port Stanvac oil refinery, management is claiming there are no possible health effects of the blaze and no cause for concern over
Pilbara Aborigines plan for jobs By Leon Harrison PERTH — Aboriginal people in the Pilbara region are planning to establish enterprises to boost jobs and achieve greater independence. The Karijini Aboriginal Corporation, representing the

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