An election budget in Queensland By Bill Mason BRISBANE — “Queensland treasurer Joan Sheldon's budget is a confidence trick aimed at winning votes, while doing nothing for working people”, Democratic Socialist candidates in the state
Join the campaign against the Indonesian dictatorship! On May 15, emergency pickets were held in many Australian cities to demand that the government cut all ties with the Suharto dictatorship and the Indonesian military, and to show solidarity
Canungra protesters on trial BRISBANE — Protesters arrested last year at the Canungra Land Warfare Centre went on trial at the Brisbane Magistrates Courts on May 12. Sixteen people were arrested for trespass and refusing to obey a lawful
By Mathew Chamberlain. Progressive politics were the source of inspiration for 17 Rockhampton residents who met, ate and discussed plans for future Resistance campaigns in the town on May 10. The barbeque officially welcomed Green Left Weekly to
TWU court victory By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland Industrial Court on May 14 ruled that the Employment Advocate did not have the right to inspect a union's membership register. Justice Glen Williams found that the actions of the EA in
By Arun Pradhan MELBOURNE — More than 1000 people crammed into Chisolm Hall for the Yellowcake Dance Party on May 9. DJs and performers raised more than $5000 for the Jabiluka Action Fund. Posters for the event highlighted the dangers of uranium
By Allen Myers SYDNEY — Well over 200 people crammed into Gleebooks on the evening of May 12 to hear John Pilger read from his new book, Hidden Agendas, and to answer questions posed by ABC journalist Quentin Dempster. The discussion, like the
By Kerryn Williams MELBOURNE — More than 100 people attended a debate organised by the Melbourne University Debating Society on May 13, on the issue of whether Victoria should follow the WA path of abortion law reform. The pro-choice team was
By James Vassilopoulos The small funding boost for some health programs in the federal budget will not address the massive cuts that occurred in the Coalition's 1996 budget. Nor will it provide the expansion that is needed in the public health
WA nurses announce 48-hour strike Rina Anticich PERTH — The Australian Nursing Federation has announced a 48-hour strike in all public hospitals in Western Australia from May 19. The Liberal state government is refusing to increase its offer of
Green Left free speech campaign By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Following attempts to ban Green Left Weekly distribution in Rundle Mall over the past two months and in Central Markets since May 8, GLW sellers and supporters are fighting back. A
By Gemma Doherty SYDNEY — In recent weeks in NSW, both major political parties have been trying to outdo each other in statements to the media about the "law and order" issue. Premier Bob Carr's plan, announced last month, to help police tackle