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Understanding Telecom By Tom Jordan SYDNEY — Having recently lost her job, Maureen Houlahan finds it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Paying off her heavy mortgage is hard enough but when the Telecom bill turned up she knew she
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — A 38-year-old plant operator received severe burns to 75% of his body when a 12-metre high tank containing gas oil tar exploded at Altona petrochemical refinery on December 2. Firefighters believe that the fire
By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Outrage on the part of many trade union activists over the massacre in Dili and persistent activity by the Timorese community and solidarity groups have produced a response from the organised trade union movement.
According to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 46% of employees earn less than $440 per week (a Morgan poll estimated recently that a family of four requires $441 per week to "keep in health and live decently"). Further, some
By Steve Painter The Hewson tax package has been seen as the opening of the next federal election campaign. It is the program with which the Liberals hope to win government by offering big business more than the ALP-ACTU Accord does. The
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland government's Anti-Discrimination Bill poses a threat to all teachers with alternative lifestyles, not just homosexual teachers, according to the Queensland Teachers Union. "So far the concentration of
By Tracy Sorensen There has been a new round of arrests of Emerald Beach residents and supporters. They are opposing the construction of an ocean outfall sewage system at the Look at Me Now headland near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales.
Conference on fighting the New World Order By Bill Mason BRISBANE — International and Australian issues facing the left under the New World Order were the focus of a conference at the Resistance Centre in New Farm on the weekend of November
Adelaide protest against Aidex Story by Liam Mitchell Photo by Rob Graham ADELAIDE — "Unless we in Australia end the traffic in war, the blood will be on our hands", Uniting Church minister Reverend Lee Levitt-Olsen told a 300-strong rally
The Aidex arms bazaar wasn't just an exhibition of military hardware. Police from around the country treated it as a training exercise, and their latest techniques were on display. In this department, little changes, it seems. Boots, fists, batons,

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