MELBOURNE — The vehicle builders union (VBEF) estimates that at least another 1000 jobs will be lost in related industries as well as the 2000 directly lost as a result of the closure Nissan's Australian car manufacturing operations. Other
Alternative to the 'red-back and funnel-web' By Greg Adamson CANBERRA — Democratic Socialist Party candidate Lara Pullin made an impact in her first week of campaigning for the ACT Legislative Assembly elections on February 15. The
There will be protests against the arrival of two French warships in Sydney on February 23 and 24 to celebrate the arrival of the explorer La Perouse in 1788. Further details are available from the Sydney Peace Squadron, phone (02) 316 5790.
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.
Art for the wilderness By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Avant GARD, "an urgent event for the Sarawak rainforests", was launched on January 31 at Space Plenitude, an alternative art gallery here. The environmental art exhibition, featuring more
Aidex aftermath NEWCASTLE — At the Stop Aidex protest, Peace Forum members Ron Gallagher and Bob Berghout were arrested. Both pleaded not guilty. Ron's trial is coming up early in April and Bob's was brought to a happy conclusion two weeks
By Barry Healy MELBOURNE - Active members and delegates from the Public Sector Union in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra held a national con- ference here on January 26 to discuss problems facing public servants and map out a strategy against the
WA safe sex campaign hit By Leon Harrison PERTH — The safe sex campaign launched by state health minister Keith Wilson has been condemned by ACT UP Perth, the Family Planning Association, the Uniting Church and the Australian Federation of
By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — A decision to campaign around the Kangaroo '92 military exercise, the aerospace exhibition and the Cape York space base was adopted by around 60 peace activists attending the Campaigning Against Militarism
Jailed women suffer mental stress By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Women in prison suffer levels of psychiatric problems 150 times greater than women "outside", a survey has found. More than half the 92 women prisoners surveyed suffered