NEW YORK — A new report detailing the threat to coral reefs from global warming was released on May 6 by Greenpeace. Coral reef damage from "bleaching" would endanger low-lying coastlines and island states, says the report, written by Dr Sandy
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — "It's not just our problem, or a problem for the unionists at Robe River", says Brian Green, a metalworkers' union delegate at the strikebound Burnie mill of Associated Pulp and Paper, a subsidiary of the New
By Peter Boyle It was an ABC television reporter who led the question about whether the 34,000 Chinese nationals offered temporary residence in Australia after the Beijing massacre could bring in a further 300,000 relatives under the
Anti-racism trust set up in WA By Leon Harrison PERTH — The parents of an Aboriginal youth killed in January in a racist attack have set up a trust to counter racism. Bill Johnson is still deeply angered by the death of his 19-year-old
By Sean Malloy The youth organisation Resistance, widely known for its recent campaign around the Fact and Fantasy File Diary, will discuss a charter of youth rights at its national conference in July. The group is seeking suggestions and
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — The crash of the paper entrepreneurs of the 1980s — Bond, Skase and the rest — has been accompanied by the waning of "economic rationalism", the doctrine that sanctified the decade of greed. Now "economic
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The National Conference in Solidarity with Cuba, held in the Victorian Trades Hall on May 9-10, attracted more than 200 participants from all around the country. They represented a wide range of organisations and
Discrimination charged in teacher sacking By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — David Jobling, an artist employed on contract by Jamestown Primary School, has been sacked by the Education Department, on the grounds that he has published "offensive"
The timber and paper needs of Victoria could be satisfied entirely from existing plantations, creating 2000 jobs in the process and saving native forests from further encroachment. These are the findings of a recent report commissioned by the
Judith Ward, jailed by a British court in 1974 over an army coach bombing in which 12 people died, was freed on May 11 after an appeal court ruled her conviction unsafe and unsatisfactory. Her release after 18 years follows numerous other


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