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By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Up to a million workers answered the call for a 24-hour statewide general strike on October 24 against the Greiner government's anti-union Industrial Relations Bill. While official estimates put the number at about half
By Steve Painter Broken Hill residents have called for a clean-up of the city after blood tests on local children revealed dangerous levels of lead, one of the major minerals in the rich ore body that gives the city its life in the arid far west
By Anna McCormack BRISBANE — In a few months the Queensland Criminal Code Review Committee will release its second report recommending changes to Queensland's 90-year-old Criminal Code. As with the committee's First Interim Report, this document
talking UNION SYDNEY — The postal workers' union (APTU) has rejected Australia Post plans to close down many post offices and replace them with "modern retail outlets". The union is particularly concerned about planned closures in country
Coroner's report on black death attacked By Leon Harrison PERTH — The West Australian Aboriginal Medical Service says it will fight the findings of coroner David McCann over the death of 35-year-old Aboriginal prisoner Edward Isaacs.
Saboteurs at Coode Island? By Kate Tregarthen and Dave Mizon MELBOURNE — Police claim they have evidence suggesting that the August 21 and 22 explosions and fires at Coode Island, which caused a toxic smoke plume to drift over the city, were
Workers block provocation by Mobil By Dave Mizon MELBOURNE — Workers at Mobil's Yarraville terminal won a victory over management on October 15 after four days of strike action. The strike followed a series of provocative actions by the
By Steve Painter From their inception several years ago, the Greiner government's attempts at industrial relations reform have correctly been seen as a blueprint for the policies of a future federal Liberal-National government. However, until
By Peter Boyle The problem with Australia, federal opposition leader John Hewson told the Business Council of Australia on October 17, was that most people are paying dearly for the benefit of a few. A privileged but vocal and influential minority
By Tim Stewart NEWCASTLE — Newcastle University activists appear to have won two transport issues on campus. State transport minister Bruce Baird has made a firm commitment to build a university train station, and the university has agreed to

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