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Transport workers rally against industrial laws By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Members of the Transport Workers Union rallied here on July 17 to protest against the federal government's repressive industrial laws and warn of further action if
Residents rally to save green belt By Alistair Dickinson SYDNEY — The Australian Defence Industries (ADI) Residents Action Group is hoping for a big turnout for a march and rally starting at 11am at the ADI gates in St Marys on July 26. The
West Enders to march against Hanson By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A march and rally against racism, called by the Democratic Socialists and Resistance, is set to liven up the streets of West End on July 25. The theme is: "Hanson has no solutions!
By Tony Iltis HOBART — More than 600 students and activists gathered at the Students and Sustainability Conference (S&S), held at the University of Tasmania and the Lea Scout Camp, July 6-10. The conference is an annual forum of student
By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — Almost 300 people rallied in the main street of Kiama on July 17 to protest against Pauline Hanson's first visit to the Illawarra. There were many young people and unionists, particularly maritime workers, in the
By Kim Bullimore CANBERRA — Aboriginal elder Wadjularbinna Nulyarimma from the Gungalidda people and three other Aboriginal applicants have filed a motion with the ACT Supreme Court asking that John Howard, Tim Fischer, Pauline Hanson and Brian
'Voting' against racism By Amelia Jones and Mathew Munro HOBART — When Hanson visited Hobart last year, more than 5000 people protested outside her public meeting against racism and bigotry. The details of her latest visit to Hobart, however,
By Martin Iltis and Tony Iltis MELBOURNE — Around 200 people rallied in the Bourke Street Mall at lunchtime on July 14 to protest against uranium mining at Jabiluka. Speakers pointed out that the government's pro-mining policies show no regard
Victorian art students reject fees By Kylie Moon MELBOURNE — Students from the Victorian College of the Arts returned to campus on July 13 to discover that a subcommittee of the college council had voted narrowly in favour of recommending full
By Rebecca Meckelburg and Jim Green Non-violent actions to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine have led to hundreds of arrests at the blockade in recent weeks. Protesters have endured police violence and appalling conditions in the police lock-up, and
Tax staff support bad agreement By Ben Courtice MELBOURNE — The Australian Tax Office management's draft enterprise agreement was accepted by 79.6% of staff who voted in a ballot taken between July 13 and 15. Fifty-six per cent of
Secondary student network formed HOBART — As a result of the rally against racism here on June 26, a new activist group of secondary students was formed. The Secondary Students Anti-Racist Network aims to politicise secondary students and