Darwin rally supports indigenous Australians By Tom Flanagan Darwin — More than 1200 people turned out here to express solidarity with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders on Saturday, August 2. "Walking Together", a march and concert,
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The dispute between electricity supplier Citipower and the Electrical Trades Union has entered its 13th week. ETU members voted on August 5 to stay out until the issue of job security has been resolved. The
Fighting racism at Melbourne University MELBOURNE — Strategies for students fighting racism will be discussed at a student general meeting (SGM) to be held on August 13 at Melbourne University. There is strong opposition to racism and the
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — Following threats by the Victorian government to close down public transport services if unions did not lift maintenance bans, the Public Transport Corporation announced on August 6 that it would close the
Sydney Campaign Against Racism meets By Shane Bentley SYDNEY — The Campaign Against Racism meeting at the University of Technology, Sydney, on August 5 went ahead with organising the "No to Hanson and Howard's Racism" rally planned for
By Tim E. Stewart DARWIN — The campaign led by the Education Action Group (EAG) to reverse cuts to faculty funding at Northern Territory University won important ground last week. At the NTU Council meeting on August 7, students won one third
By Marina Cameron Four states intend to trial changes to the young homeless allowance which require 15 year olds to have regular meetings with a family go-between before they can receive their allowance. According to the Australian, WA family
By Therese Moore Social security minister Jocelyn Newman paved the way for state and federal governments to silence community groups critical of their policies by abolishing funding to the national peak housing group, National Shelter, on June
By Sunny Wignall HOBART — The lack of youth rights has been highlighted by the city council's decision to ban skateboarding in the central business district. On July 8, the Mercury reported that skateboarding would be banned within the CBD.
Apology In the March 12, 1997, Issue No. 266 of Green Left Weekly, an article covering an interview relating to the Hindmarsh Island Bridge affair appeared. In this article, we referred to the bridge construction company. In referring to this
Campaign Against Racism debates strategy By Shane Bentley SYDNEY — Around 60 people attended the July 29 Campaign against Racism (CAR) organising meeting held at Trades Hall. The main issue discussed was how to respond to any Hanson or
By Paul Glenning BLACKWATER — Now in the 13th week of their strike, 158 mineworkers at the central Queensland Curragh open cut mine are holding firm in defence of conditions against the giant US company ARCO. If ARCO succeeds in destroying
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