Campaign for the right to sell Green Left Weekly By Keara Courtney SYDNEY — After weeks of harassment of Green Left Weekly sellers by security guards in Town Hall tunnel, three sellers at the regular Friday Resistance stall at the corner
'Certainty' still there for the big landholders By Chris Spindler Confidence in the value and profitability of land clearly remains strong in the eyes of big property holders, despite claims from the National Farmers Federation and the
Debate on post-Kernot politics BRISBANE — Thirty people gathered at the Resistance Centre on October 29 to hear a discussion about how to build a progressive alternative to the two-party system in the wake of Cheryl Kernot's defection to the
WA TLC attempts to close 'workers' embassy' By Michael Bramwell and Mary Nielson PERTH — November 5 was Guy Fawkes Day, named after the man who was executed in 1606 for attempting to detonate a bomb under the British parliament. A ball on
By Marina Carman Recognising the unpopularity of further moves towards "user pays", the government has ruled out two major proposals contained in the discussion paper of the review of higher education being conducted by Roderick West. The paper
Residents oppose nuclear waste dump By Tony Iltis HOBART — Residents of the suburb of New Town have reacted angrily to a state government proposal to store a cubic metre of radioactive waste under St Johns Park, adjacent to a child-care
By James Vassilopoulos Twelve-hour shifts are increasingly being put into new enterprise agreements. Also increasingly common are cuts to penalty rates and the averaging of working hours over a month instead of a week. The five-day, 40-hour
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — Around 40,000 workers gathered on November 12 for the second Victorian Trades Hall Council-organised rally against the state government's proposed changes to the WorkCover scheme. The crowd marched to Parliament
Perth to celebrate 300 issues of GLW PERTH — Plans are under way to welcome the 300th issue of Green Left Weekly with an all day fiesta on November 29, including a banquet and live music. Mark Abberton, an organiser of the fiesta, said it
Death in custody in private prison MELBOURNE — George Drinken, a 28-year-old remand prisoner, was found hanged in his cell at Port Philip Prison in the early evening of October 30. The Port Phillip Prison, a 600-cell maximum security and
By Nikki Ulasowski CANBERRA — On November 14, 65 people attended a meeting to discuss native title organised by the YWCA. The meeting was addressed by Camilla Cowley and Sean Brennan. Cowley is a Queensland pastoralist who has a native title
Dili massacre commemorated around Australia The sixth anniversary of the Indonesian military's massacre of mourners at Dili's Santa Cruz cemetery on November 12, 1991, was commemorated in many parts of the country. From Brisbane, report Roberto