Mitcham by-election By John Nebauer MELBOURNE — Victorian premier Jeff Kennett faces a tough test in the marginal seat of Mitcham on December 13. The by-election was forced by former Liberal minister Roger Pescott's resignation in protest
By Chris Slee MELBOURNE — The Industrial Relations Commission has granted a reprieve to a group of workers in the Individual Non-Business Taxes section of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) threatened with compulsory redundancy. At an IRC
By Jennifer Thompson SYDNEY — The 50th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states was marked here with a public forum on November 29 which linked the dispossession of Palestinians and Aboriginal
Sam King ADELAIDE — "In view of the negative health, environmental, social, cultural and economic effects arising from the uranium industry, the select panel of the Public Inquiry Into Uranium recommends that the uranium industry be phased out as
Last issue for 1997 This issue of Green left Weekly is the last for 1997. Publication will resume on January 14 next year. We wish all our supporters a happy summer break and thank you for your contributions and solidarity over the last year.
By Tom Flanagan DARWIN — Aboriginal traditional owners are blocking a key aspect of the plan to mine uranium at Jabiluka. They are using the limited legal rights they now have to refuse to consent to the milling of Jabiluka uranium ore at the
Rally to defend native title SYDNEY — Around 400 people take part in a rally to defend Native Title in First Fleet Park, Circular Quay on December 6. The protest was organised by Campaign Against Racism to condemn the Coalition's Native Title
By Peter Johnston WOLLONGONG — Illawarra residents are organising to protect what many consider to be the area's most outstanding feature: the escarpment which runs the length of the region. The most recent threat to the escarpment is the
By Nikki Ulasowski CANBERRA — At the unveiling of the "national Christmas tree" here on December 3, activists chanted "No to the racist 10-point plan" throughout PM John Howard's speech. A red-faced Howard persisted, even though he was drowned
Vigil to Protest Cuts to WorkCover Tuesday, December 9, 10am-Thursday, December 11Outside Parliament House If you're interested in helping out with the vigil, ring the CFMEU on 9347-4766 or Trades Hall Council on 9662-3511.
Greenhouse day of action By Will Williams CANBERRA — Three hundred people rallied outside the ACT Legislative Assembly on November 30 to protest against the Australian government's stance on greenhouse gas emissions. The crowd heard speakers,
By Sarah Peart During Indonesian President Suharto's recent visit to South Africa and Canada, he faced hundreds of activists protesting against the human rights abuses in both Indonesia and East Timor. These types of actions help maintain