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By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — After much fanfare, Premier Joan Kirner delivered the state Labor government's economic statement on jobs on March 25. The statement was distinguished by the embellishment of its language: ignoring such
Tas duck season opens By Lisa Maclean COLES BAY, Tas — Almost 60 members of Duck Rescue were on location here in Moulting Lagoon (one of the world's great wetlands) for the opening of the state's duck season on March 7. Thanks to a
By John R. Hallam In what has almost become a ritual, the ALP is yet again preparing to tear up the "three mine policy" on uranium. Everyone agrees that the policy is not entirely rational. It can't be, because it is a political compromise
By Peter Boyle Desperate for a job? How about $3000 a week to work with a British construction company in Kuwait? You answer the ad and get a letter promising return air fares, all meals and free accommodation. All you have to do is send $30 to
By Monique Choy SYDNEY — On March 10, more than 2500 timber workers and their families converged on state Parliament supporting the Timber Industry (Interim Protection) Bill, which was supposedly designed to protect jobs in the timber
Uni staff fight restructuring By Alex Bainbridge MELBOURNE — Office, library, cleaning and maintenance staff at Melbourne University struck over award restructuring on March 19 as part of a national campaign of rolling strikes. Almost all
Janet Parker A huge crowd gathered at the port of Havana to welcome the merchant ship Bahia de Cardenas on January 27. The ship carried much-needed raw materials donated by the Paris book industry trade union and the French Communist Party. The
Ian Jackson On March 14, Ian Jackson died following a short illness. Ian, aged 33, fell ill while travelling throughout Europe during 1991. Upon his return to Australia, he was admitted to Woden Valley Hospital in Canberra. Ian had been active in
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The Wills by-election on April 11 is shaping up as a dry run for a full federal election. Labor and Liberal campaigns are being run by Prime Minister Paul Keating and opposition leader John Hewson. The policy debate
By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — The Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Watch Committee has made a scathing reply to a column in the Sydney Morning Herald on March 19 by former NSW magistrate Kevin Waller. "The families of Aboriginals who have died in

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