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By Mel Bull Many University of Western Sydney (UWS) students are wondering what hit their campus over the Christmas break. Not only is David Barr, the chief executive officer of Macarthur campus, pushing for up-front fees, but students on Rydalmere
By Phil Shannon Voting on a certified agreement in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services (HFS) finished during the last week in February. The agreement, which will determine the wages and conditions of HFS staff for the next 18
By Russell Pickeringand Sue Bull On March 2, 300 workers from the Cobar CSA copper mine and Grafton's Gilbertson's meatworks picketed Parliament House to protest their sacking and the non-payment of their entitlements. The joint protest demanded
By Wendy Robertson The campaign by the Mirrar traditional owners and other land rights and environmental activists nationwide to stop Energy Resources Australia from opening the Jabiluka uranium mine in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National
Rally in solidarity with Pivot workers By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — A picket at the Pivot fertiliser plant in Port Kembla, demanding the reinstatement of sacked workers, has entered its sixth week. A solidarity rally and march are to held on
Green Left Weekly's RUSSELL PICKERING spoke to STEVE ROACH, secretary of the Shearers and Rural Workers Union, about the struggle to get rural workers covered by a union which will defend their interests. Question: How did the SRWU get coverage at
SYDNEY — Long Wait, Short Sight: Migrants Denied Security to Settle is the title of a resource and action kit launched at a forum of community welfare organisations on February 23. Since March 4, 1997, newly arrived migrants have been subject to a
O-week launches campaigns By Amanda Lawrence CANBERRA—During the recent orientation week at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra, a wide range of political issues and campaigns were initiated. At the ANU more than
Solidarity with maritime workers: 'Our fight is your fight' By Andy Gianniotis BRISBANE — more than 4000 unionists and supporters marched and rallied here on March 4 in solidarity with the Maritime Union of Australia in its dispute with the
By James Vassilopoulos Waterfront bosses and the Coalition government are investigating the possibility of setting up a non-union stevedoring company in Fremantle. Other measures aimed at the Maritime Union of Australia include the planned
Power price cuts for business only By Bill Mason BRISBANE — In a bid to limit outrage from business at losses from the power cuts which hit Queensland from February 23, the Borbidge Coalition government is to bring forward a 5% cut in
MUA solidarity petition launched By Bruce Marlowe Rank-and-file unionists and concerned community activists have launched a petition demanding that the ACTU and local trades and labour councils seriously boost their solidarity effort with the