East Timorese picket consulate By Bridget Riggs MELBOURNE A picket was maintained at the Indonesian consulate from June 27 to July 4 to protest against the murder on June 25 of East Timorese resistance leader David Alex by the Indonesian
Anti-Hanson protests in Victoria and NSW Two thousand people participated in a silent vigil outside the launch of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party in Ballarat on June 23. The protest was organised by community and church groups and supported by
NSW Labor divided on power sell-off By Shane Bentley SYDNEY — A June 26 anti-privatisation rally called by the Labour Council of NSW outside state parliament attracted more than 1000 workers. It was joined by another 2500 workers
Victorian health dispute still simmering By Jo Obronschka MELBOURNE — Victorian public sector nurses voted to end industrial bans, in place since June 12, at a stop-work meeting on June 23. The industrial action forced the state
By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — The Queensland minister for health, National Party member Mike Horan, has launched an attack on women's right to abortion. Horan displayed his ultra-right, anti-woman views on the weekend of June 21-22 when
By Tony Hastings EAST GIPPSLAND — The chainsaw crews and bulldozers are ripping into Goolengook's rainforest again. Winter has set in, and the road is too boggy to drive log trucks in, so they are building roads — paid for by the Victorian
ALP right loses AWU elections By James Vassilopoulos In elections in the Australian Workers Union, the positions of national secretary, national president and two of the four national vice-presidents have been won by a broad coalition,
By Michael Bull and Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — A dispute between Citipower and members of the Electrical Trades Union has continued for seven weeks. ETU organiser Howard Worthing told Green Left Weekly, "In the months prior to the expiry of
Concern over private bus line in Canberra Martin Iltis CANBERRA — An agreement between the ACT government and private bus company Deanes has been condemned by the Transport Workers Union and many others, as heralding the start of the
James Vassilopoulos The Democrats and the Liberals have struck a deal guaranteeing the passage of the Liberals' Aged Care Reform Bill through the Senate. The Australian Nursing Federation slammed the Democrats for caving in to the federal
Protest stops sand mining By Bernard Wunsch NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND — A five-week protest camp outside the Gordon sand mine operated by Consolidated Rutile Limited has ended with conservationists claiming victory after keeping the mine
New industrial law proposed in SA By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Some 40 people gathered at the state office of the Department of Industrial Affairs on June 25 to protest against changes to industrial relations legislation. The state
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