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By Kath Gelber SYDNEY — Photocopies of the Fact and Fantasy File were enthusiastically received at Sydney Girls High school on March 6. Distributed by the radical youth organisation Resistance, the diaries were welcomed by a large crowd of
Thousands of women around the country celebrated International Women's Day on March 7-8. About 5000 marched in Sydney, reports Tracy Sorensen. Themes included the right to choose abortion, opposition to the closure of Royal Women's Hospital,
WOLLONGONG — The second annual Swim for Guatemala was held on February 29. More than 170 swimmers raised over $6000 for aid projects in Guatemala. The event is sponsored jointly by the Committee in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean
Lesbians and gays oppose racism By Michael Schembri SYDNEY — The national gay magazine, Campaign, is embroiled in controversy over a racist letter run without an editorial disclaimer, which was dropped for a late advertisement. Act-Up
NSW Forest Commission operated illegally By Steve Painter SYDNEY — The NSW government's proposed Timber Industry (Interim Protection) Bill amounts to an admission that the state's Forestry Commission has operated illegally for the past 12
Environmental threats Significantly, the decisions in Keating's economic statement which affect most the environment come in the section titled "Facilitating Major Projects". Keating has promised big business that he will not let
By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — SICH (Student Initiatives in Community Health) has been lost its funding by the federal government for printing an article in its magazine Catalyst which was not to the liking of health minister Brian Howe. This
Accord Mark 6.5? By Peter Boyle In talks with ACTU officials before and after the February 26 economic statement, the Keating government stitched up a new Accord deal. Unions will defer a national wage claim till next financial year and
Furore over Brunswick baths By Pip Hinman MELBOURNE — The Brunswick City Council may not be permitted to schedule women-only sessions at the Brunswick swimming pool because this would allegedly discriminate against men. On March 5, the
By Tom Jordan and John Tognolini SYDNEY — "We're confident", NSW Aboriginal leader Arthur Murray told Green Left Weekly following a February 26 appeal in the NSW Supreme Court over charges of assault and riotous assembly arising from the 1987

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