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120,000 tertiary places are missing By Simone Siracusa and Alex Bainbridge MELBOURNE — Around 120,000 students eligible for higher education will not be offered places in universities and colleges because of government funding cuts. For
By Petar Delyan More than 10,000 people of Macedonian descent rallied in Melbourne on February 1, calling on the federal government to recognise Macedonia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. On February 2, up to 8000 attended a
By Fiona McCrossin The south-east old growth forests of NSW in 1969 were the first large area of Australian forest to be allocated to export woodchipping. Since then, national park gains in the region have been concentrated in the unloggable
By Stefan Skibicki and Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Members of the Liquor Trades Union (LTU) and Transport Workers Union (TWU) working in the canteens at BHP's Port Kembla steelworks have voted to remain on strike indefinitely over plans by
By Greg Adamson CANBERRA — "Stop the Labor/Liberal program of sack, slash, tax and sell!" is the slogan being raised in the February 15 ACT Legislative Assembly elections by Democratic Socialist candidate Lara Pullin. The Labor and Liberal
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

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