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By Carla Gorton SYDNEY — A seminar, organised by the neethi forum at Sydney University on May 16, aimed at educating people about the history of the conflict in Sri Lanka and the challenges in achieving peace with justice. Neethi means "justice"
Thousands of building workers rallied and marched in all major cities on May 20 against the stripping back of awards. It has been many years since building workers have mobilised on a national basis. Under the federal government's Workplace Relations
Thursday May 28-Saturday May 30 Adelaide Thursday, 1pm: speak-out, Plaza, Flinders University. Saturday, 11am: demonstration, Victoria Square, march to the Indonesian consulate. Brisbane Saturday, 10am: demonstration, King George Square,
Jabiluka struggle intensifies By Tom Flanagan DARWIN — Aboriginal opposition to the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine was highlighted on May 19 when senior traditional owner Yvonne Margarula was arrested and charged with trespass on her own land.
By Roberto Jorquera PERTH — On May 20, nurses in Western Australia began a 48-hour strike. This is the first time that WA nurses have taken this type of industrial action. The nurses are campaigning for increased funding for hospitals and a 13%
Reconciliation evening WOLLONGONG More than 350 people attended an evening of reconciliation, Mabo and Wik here on May 20. Chaired by rock star Peter Garrett, the meeting was addressed by Aboriginal activists Barbara Nicholson and Linda Burney;
By Jeremy Smith For more than two years, the National Tertiary Education Industry Union (NTEU) has campaigned to restrict the use of contract staff in post-secondary education. On May 11, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission endorsed the
PRD representative in Melbourne By John Nebauer MELBOURNE — About 70 people attended an emergency public meeting called by Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor on May 21. The meeting, held at the Resistance Centre, was addressed
WA nurses announce 48-hour strike Rina Anticich PERTH — The Australian Nursing Federation has announced a 48-hour strike in all public hospitals in Western Australia from May 19. The Liberal state government is refusing to increase its offer of
Green Left free speech campaign By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Following attempts to ban Green Left Weekly distribution in Rundle Mall over the past two months and in Central Markets since May 8, GLW sellers and supporters are fighting back. A
By Gemma Doherty SYDNEY — In recent weeks in NSW, both major political parties have been trying to outdo each other in statements to the media about the "law and order" issue. Premier Bob Carr's plan, announced last month, to help police tackle
By Jennifer Thompson Given the government's stated priorities, the federal budget is a major missed opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, according to ATSIC. Of the four priorities constantly emphasised by the