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Story and photo by Col Hesse SYDNEY — More than 2000 residents of packed the Marrickville Town Hall on the night of September 18 and heard nurse Sue Larkings condemn the state government's decision to close Marrickville Hospital without any
By Chris Perkins WOLLONGONG — Throughout the Illawarra region, an estimated 50,000 workers took part in protests against the Greiner government's Industrial Relations Bill on September 17. Participants included public sector, health and welfare
Feminist campaign for reproductive freedom By Adrienne Barrett MELBOURNE — An ambitious project has been launched here by the Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights. The group aims to hold a host of activities, large and small, to publicise
Government announces Fraser Island package By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Conservation organisation representatives have generally welcomed the Queensland government's decision to end logging and sand mining on Fraser Island by December 31, while
Compensation for 10B victims? By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland government has announced plans to compensate former patients of Townsville Hospital's notorious Ward 10 psychiatric unit. Solicitors acting for 18 victims of the brutal
Abortion debated in Hobart HOBART — The abortion issue in Tasmania flared up again two weeks ago when a Right to Life organisation organised a talk and video on Tasmania University campus. The video was interrupted by protesters who unfurled
By Rebecca Meckelburg ADELAIDE — About 3000 students rallied on the steps of parliament house on September 11 to oppose the state government's budget decision to charge students full fares for travel on public transport. The only students who
Jobs and Justice rally By Jon Lamb PERTH — High unemployment and the intimidation of unemployed people through the federal government's Newstart program were the target of a "Jobs and Justice" rally held here on September 17. The rally,
By Doug Hine SYDNEY — Balmain Green activist Nick Masterman is likely to be the last candidate elected to Leichhardt Council, contributing to a strong progressive majority of 10 on the 12-member council. Masterman was originally to have headed
Aborigines oppose Yakabindie nickel mine By Leon Harrison PERTH — The WA Labor government has declared its intention to allow the development of the Yakabindie nickel mining project at Wiluna, despite opposition from the traditional

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