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By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Canteen workers at BHP's Port Kembla steelworks have struck for at least five days over plans by their new employer, Advance Food Systems, to reduce their number from 108 to 68. The new canteen contractor wants to
Forum condemns youth crime bill By Leon Harrison PERTH — A public forum on January 29 condemned the state government's juvenile crime legislation, under which children as young as 10 could be detained indefinitely. The 500-strong forum
Green jobs strategy CANBERRA — Greenpeace launched a strategy for ecologically sustainable job creation on January 31. The strategy focuses on an urban transport strategy for Sydney, a national freight transport strategy, job opportunities in
Wallsend Hospital holds firm By Jane Beckmann NEWCASTLE — After six months, the picket line at Wallsend Hospital is as firm and determined as it ever was. Barbara Hardes told Green Left at the picket, "We are staying no matter what
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — On January 28, the day Greenpeace released a videotape of a large and rare reef endangered by an ocean sewer outfall due to begin operation at the famous Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland, hundreds of dead penguins
By David Johanson MELBOURNE — Rank and file postal workers have launched a campaign called Keep Australia Post Public (KAPP) and are calling for support in their fight to save Australia's post offices and their jobs. Under Australia Post
By Janine Williams When Charles (Paul) Moran became aware that there were health problems related to asbestos mining, he asked his white bosses would they provide protective clothing for the miners at the Baryulgil asbestos mine. Moran says he
Queensland to jail juveniles By Brian Reeves BRISBANE — The Goss Labor government is drafting new legislation to increase the punishment which young offenders will face. The new legislation will include jail sentences for juveniles.
By Tom Jordan and Allen Myers CANBERRA — A unionist and peace activist has filed a formal complaint alleging "intimidation and anti-union activities" against two officers of the Australian Federal Police. Electrical Trades Union member Don
Cuban solidarity set up in Perth By James Balowski PERTH — A branch of the Cuba Solidarity Coalition has been formed here following the launching of the coalition in Melbourne last year. The group has begun planning cultural and fundraising

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