By Peter Boyle West Papuan independence activist Melkianus (Mecky) Salosa is dead, a little more than a year after being handed over to Indonesian authorities by the Papua New Guinea government. On August 20, Salosa, a leader of the West Papuan
by David Brazil SYDNEY — The court battle to save the Chaelundi State Forest, near Dorrigo, NSW, ended on September 25. Upholding a "common sense" interpretation of the National Parks and Wildlife Act, Justice Stein of the Land and Environment
By Greg Adamson MELBOURNE — A campaign for the release of students imprisoned in Indonesia was one of several national campaigns launched at a conference held here over the weekend of September 21-22. Around 70 people attended the first
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Harry van Moorst and Sue Graham could lose their home soon. They have two young children and Sue is expecting a baby in late October. Four p.m. Friday, September 27 was the final deadline set by the Australian
By Max Bridson MELBOURNE — The toxic smoke plume from Coode Island that hung over Melbourne for two days in August belonged to Australia's richest man, Kerry Packer. Naturally enough he didn't boast about it, or apologise for it. That's not
By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — The Croatian community turned out in large numbers on September 22 to protest against the war in their homeland. After rallying in the city square amid a sea of Croatian flags, they set up a seven-day, 24-hour vigil
Funding for abortion referral By Susan Price BRISBANE — In a historic decision, Children By Choice, the only pregnancy counselling service offering advice on abortion, received $200,000 from the Queensland Health Department, as part of the
Funeral march against AIDEX By Tyrion Perkins BRISBANE — The Stop AIDEX Campaign staged a funeral march through city streets on September 24 to publicise the link between the Australian International Defence Equipment Exhibition, to be held
Spring has sprung ... ... and Green Left Weekly is taking a — brief — spring holiday. The next issue will appear in a fortnight, dated October 16.
Gifts to Nats 'normal practice' By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The final round in the Fitzgerald Inquiry process got under way here on September 23 with the start of the trial of former premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen on perjury charges.