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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
'On a smoggy day, I can't let him outside' By John Tognolini SYDNEY — She's struggling to breathe, her lungs are contracting, it's another asthma attack, and it can kill her. She's 10 years old and a friend of mine. Her family has no
Cuts to youth wages Keating's package shares with Hewson's a determination to cut youth wages. The Liberals simply assert that cutting youth wages is the solution to youth unemployment, currently about 30% nationally. Keating's approach is
By Peter Boyle Paul Keating's February 26 economic statement was supposed to be about "creating jobs, jobs and jobs". But while Keating promised to create 800,000 jobs in the next four years, by his own estimates unemployment will remain around
Making Sense of Sex The federal government withdrew funding for the NSW Family Planning Association's Making Sense of Sex hotline for young people on February 24. The week before, Prime Minister Paul Keating stopped further publication of the
SYDNEY — Peace Squadron member Ian Carswell was arrested on February 22 after painting "Nuclear Free Pacific" in fluorescent red paint on the bow of the French Warship Garonne. Carswell said: "My actions were motivated by a desire to

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