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NEWCASTLE — Hunter region unemployment figures are maintaining their historic trend of being above NSW averages. Figures for the December quarter show an unemployment rate of 7.5% compared to a state average of 6.6%. The situation in the Lower
By Angela Matheson SYDNEY — The gay community celebrated its sexuality on the streets of inner city Darlinghurst on February 17 in the annual lesbian and gay Mardi Gras parade. The event, which has been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as
Duck season to go ahead in three states By Mark Berriman The NSW government has declared March 16 to be the official opening day of the 1991 duck season. In Victoria the season will open on March 16 and in Tasmania on March 9. In spite of
By Tom Flanagan On the night of January 16, Jack Lomax awoke at 2 a.m. to hear wave after wave of B-52 bombers pass overhead. Jack, 61, a long-time peace and environment activist (a veteran of the Vietnam moratorium and Franklin River campaigns) and
Bob Brown speaks at Qld Green Alliance dinner By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — Tasmanian green independent MLA Bob Brown spoke out strongly for the future of green politics and in support of the Green Alliance campaign for the Brisbane City Council at a
NEWCASTLE — Labor Party Councillors have attempted to close down the permanent peace vigil in Newcastle's Civic Park. Peace activists have maintained the vigil since the war in the Middle East began. At a council meeting on February 19 at which
By Robin Osborne Many Sydneysiders remain sceptical about how the NSW Water Board is handling the city's sewage disposal dilemma, with concerns focussing on just how clean the ocean will be after hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on
By Angela Matheson Australia's social welfare system doesn't work. Long queues and deteriorating service for people on welfare, coupled with industrial action amongst overloaded Social Security staff, indicate the breakdown in social welfare.
By Karen Fletcher BRISBANE — A historic alliance of conservationists, left parties, resident group activists and Australian Democrats has condemned the Liberal City Council's decision to place a massive land-fill dump in Rochedale, a residential
Most of the marches and rallies in International Women's Day will express opposition to the war in the Middle East. In Sydney, writes Margaret Mayhew, IWD promises to be the most angry and militant in years. Bush's war in the Gulf and the

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