By Marina Carman While the discussion paper of the government's review of higher education will now not be released until this week, it seems set to recommend higher student fees and a voucher system of university funding. Under the current system,
By Alex Bainbridge HUNTER VALLEY — The Industrial Relations Commission decided on November 7 to terminate the enterprise bargaining period at the strike-bound Hunter Valley No. 1 mine and begin compulsory arbitration. Miners' union leader Mick
Refugee right of appeal threatened By Jon Land The Howard government is preparing to restrict refugees' right of appeal with a bill to be put to parliament later this month. The migration bill will include a "privative clause", designed to make
Appropriate technology in Guatemala BRISBANE — West End's House of Freedom was packed to hear Patricia Morrow present a talk and slide show on two projects in the highlands of Guatemala as part of the Australian Volunteer Abroad Program organised
By Bronwen Beechey and Ben Courtice MELBOURNE — The campaign against the Victorian government's amendments to the WorkCover scheme has moved into higher gear following a stop-work and rally of 60,000 people on October 29 and a 24-hour stoppage by
Victorian teachers to stop work By Mary Merkenich MELBOURNE — Victorian state school teachers will stop work on November 12 as part of a campaign for a certified agreement with the government. The Australian Education Union (AEU) is seeking
By James Vassilopoulos "The Hunter Valley miners are fighting for secure, permanent jobs, for the maintenance of long service leave and recreation leave — the same conditions that many working people are fighting for. They deserve our full
By Kerryn Williams CANBERRA — Students were able to defeat a motion by a failed candidate to overturn the results of the recent elections to the University of Canberra students' association. The university annual general meeting, held on October
By Tim Gooden The National Executive of the Community and Public Sector Union met over two days last week, in the midst of the Howard government offensive against the Australian Public Service. The attacks range from attempts to deunionise
By Sarah Peart In response to the decision of the Howard government to reject binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the socialist youth organisation Resistance has launched a petition which condemns the government's approach and
Freedom Rage for Indonesian political prisoners By Arun Pradhan PERTH — A benefit gig on November 7 will launch a range of activities here in support of democracy in Indonesia and independence for East Timor. The Freedom Rage, to be held at the
Resistance holds Rage Against Racism By Wendy Robertson and Cassandra Pomroy SYDNEY — Around 500 young people from across Sydney attended the Resistance "Rage Against Racism" held in Parramatta Park on October 25. Resistance organised the event