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
Big demonstration against Holsworthy airport By Simon Frew WOLLONGONG — Twenty thousand people rallied on July 27 against the construction of Sydney's second airport at Holsworthy, south-west of Sydney. The action was boosted by news that
Students' camp backs stand against Jabiluka By Mamu DARWIN — Students from many Australian universities in July attended the Students and Sustainability Conference in Townsville. Jacqui Katona, spokesperson for the traditional Aboriginal
By Ian Jamieson Tasmanian local governments face an uncertain future as the Liberal state government pushes ahead with a program of forced amalgamation. As part of his "Directions Statement", a mid-term attempt to address the malaise in the
Fighting homophobia on campus By Will Williams CANBERRA — An anti-homophobia speak-out was held at the University of Canberra on July 30. Part of the Queer Market Daze festival organised by the Rubber Rose Ranch queer club, the speak-out
By Marina Cameron In the work of privatising education, the seemingly neutral government proposal that teaching and student results be tested is dangerous cover for gathering evidence to argue that private education "works better", that public
By Becky Ellis The NSW Teachers' Federation lifted its ban on skills tests after its executive voted on August 1 to accept an agreement with the Department of Education. The skills tests, taken each year by 120,000 students in years three and
By Michael Bramwell PERTH — According to an Equal Opportunity Tribunal (EOT) decision on July 25, the eviction of the Aboriginal Martin family by WA state housing agency "Homeswest" was not a case of racial victimisation. A look at the facts
By Sean Martin-Iverson PERTH — Westrail plans spend $3 million on a campaign against a small group of Aboriginal youths accused of terrorising people on Perth trains. It will increase the number of special train constables from 87 to 107 and
By Kylie Moon HOBART — On July 30, at 1.30pm, students across the University of Tasmania campus blew 500 whistles distributed to protest against the university administration's decision to reduce the end of year exam period, and introduce
UQ union members meet By Kathy Newnam BRISBANE — A rally of 100 National Tertiary Education and Industry Union members at the University of Queensland on July 31 discussed the enterprise bargaining process currently taking place. The
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