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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
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — Capping a tumultuous week, striking Associated Pulp and Paper Mill workers voted on June 9 to return to work, ending for the time being a strike widely described as Tasmania's worst. The mass meeting endorsed a
By Graham Mathews NEWCASTLE — A capacity crowd of around 600 people packed Newcastle Town Hall on May 26 for a public meeting to "Save the Rail". The meeting was called by Newcastle community groups to protest against the decision of the
Garema Place protest By Val Plumwood CANBERRA — Garema Place has become a major gathering place for poor and homeless children and teenagers. Those who gather there spend most of their waking life in the square or on the street. Many of
Story and photo by Michael Karadjis SYDNEY — Chanting "We want peace", "Stop the slaughter" and "Chetniks out" (referring to the Serbian monarcho-fascist militias who are responsible for much of the slaughter in Croatia and
Royal commission a failure, meeting told By Rod Pitty SYDNEY — The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was a failure, according to several speakers at a public meeting held at Leichhardt town hall on June 12. The meeting
By Francesca Davidson MELBOURNE — An extremely successful World Environment Day rally was held in the city square on June 6. Weeks of hard work paid off as about 300 young people, mostly from high schools and on their first rally, turned up
Youth take message to UN By Nick Fredman SYDNEY — World Environment Day was celebrated here with a rally organised by Environmental Youth Alliance outside the United Nations office in York Street on June 5. Young people heard speakers
Court 'okays gay murder' By Pip Hinman MELBOURNE — Gay rights activists are protesting that a May 28 Supreme Court jury verdict sends a clear message to the community that it is allowable for a man to kill another man who makes sexual
Sustainability conference planned By Jo Ferreira BRISBANE — A conference on ecological sustainability, featuring well-known environmental speakers such as Ted Trainer and Bob Brown, will be held at Griffith University in July. The

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