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By Tony Iltis HOBART — Polls have shown 63% of Tasmanians oppose the privatisation of the Hydro Electric Corporation and the Liberals, ALP and Greens all promised before the last state election to oppose the sale. For the past year, however, the
By Phuong Dang and Sarah Lantz MELBOURNE — On March 8, International Women's Day, a loud crowd of more 1000 women and male supporters rallied at Melbourne's GPO around the theme "Women united for justice and native title". Nyrell Brooks, an
Iranian activists commemorate women By Rupen Savoulian PARRAMATTA — About 60 people attended a film night organised by the Association of Iranian Political Prisoners (AIPP) in exile held at the Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre, western Sydney
By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — The picket line at the Pivot fertiliser plant has ended after six weeks. A representative of the Australian Workers Union told Green Left Weekly that the four members sacked without notice on February 1 had accepted a
Marchers back Tibetan independence Tibetans living in Australia and their supporters on March 10 completed an 11-day march from Sydney to Canberra, conducted to publicise demands on the Chinese government to recognise Tibet's right to independence
Aboriginal hunger strike wins concessions By Francesca Davis On March 10, prisoner Kerry Jones ended a 27-day hunger strike at Goulburn Jail after winning concessions from the prison administration. Jones had decided to hunger strike in response
By Sean Healy SYDNEY — The administration of the University of Technology has announced it will not be introducing full up-front fees for any domestic undergraduate students in 1999. This follows similar decisions by other university
Protests against One Nation SYDNEY Around 250 people protested outside a One Nation party meeting featuring Pauline Hanson at the Randwick Racecourse on March 13. The demonstration condemned both Hanson and One Nation's racist policies, and the
By Martin Iltis ADELAIDE — On March 8, more than 2000 people took part in actions in support of reconciliation and native title. Around 1200 people gathered at Hindmarsh Square for the Show Your Hand Parade before marching to Rymill Park to link
By Ben Reid MELBOURNE — As the rank-and-file Workers First campaign gears up to challenge the conservative leadership of the Victorian metals division of the Amalgamated Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), the Financial Review has indicated which
Resistance activist contests Swinburne by-election By Kerryn Williams MELBOURNE — Students at Swinburne University will vote to fill a number of student union positions in a by-election on March 24 to 26. Resistance activist Arty Titiz is
By Will Williams CANBERRA — Half an hour before their lecture on March 10, 12 students at the Australian National University were informed that their first-year Russian course no longer existed. There was no prior consultation or discussion with