GLW issue 239, published 1996-07-24.

Wollongong Resistance builds fight against Howard

By Nikki Ulasowski
WOLLONGONG — Resistance activists from Wollongong have returned from the Resistance national conference, held in Melbourne July 5-7, with renewed energy and enthusiasm for building campaigns against the Howard government's

Telstra workers fight for their jobs

Mass meetings of Telstra workers around the country on July 17 sent a message to the Howard government that they oppose the part privatisation of Telstra and are prepared to take further industrial action to fight for their jobs. From Brisbane, Karen

Villagers protest against environmental damage

By Norm Dixon
Villagers downstream from Porgera gold mine in PNG are to seek compensation for environmental damage and loss of life caused by the dumping of mine tailings into the Strickland River. The villagers, members of the Kulini Strickland

Howard steps up environmental blackmail

By Lisa Macdonald
The illusions of many environmentalists, including some key leaders of the peak environment groups, that the Liberal and National parties' pre-election rhetoric indicated a greener, environmentally more conscious and responsive

Secondary students unite with teachers

By Natalie Woodlock
HOBART — On July 8, industrial action by the Australian Education Union over a 6.86% pay claim affected around 10% of schools here. The campaign aims to maintain the quality of education and a decent standard of living for

Howard attacks student unions

By Marina Cameron
On July 8, Howard announced plans to cut funding provided by the previous government to universities in Victoria, WA and Tasmania when Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) legislation is introduced by state Liberal governments. There

ALP betrays Albert Park campaign

By Ben Reid and Jeremy Smith
MELBOURNE — On July 14, members of Save Albert Park held a demonstration to highlight the lies and broken promises of the Victorian government and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) over the extent of

On the box

Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 4-7pm.
Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31,

Anti-social restructuring
The cold-blooded planned closure of 26 CES offices (to begin with, that is) by the dominant elites within the Liberal Party and our senior public servants must surely serve as a final indicator to the one-and-a-half

Queer Collaborations Conference draws 200

By Rob Cover
PERTH — The Queer Collaborations (QC) Conference was held at the University of WA July 1-5. More than 200 local and interstate individuals attended. Seven plenary sessions ranged over subjects from Aboriginality and sexuality to

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