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- Angry People against Kop Abuse
- From Bren firstname.lastname@example.org, 2 April 1996.
- Stop the attacks on public health care!
- Jennifer Thompson, Green Left News, 16 March 1997. Government
using talk of a supposed health care crisis to push
that would destroy the system of public health care, especially
that of pensioners.
- Sexism in student media
- By Amanda Lawrence, in Green Left Weekly
14 September 1997. Disturbing signs of gender hostility at secondary
- Exposing the myth that migrants take
- By Chris Slee, Green Left Weekly, 23 November
1997. Pauline Hanson blames migrants for unemployment, crime, drugs,
disease and has called for the cessation of immigration ". The
previous Labor government had already reduced immigration, supposedly
to protect jobs. Numerous media commentators also propagate the view
that immigration causes unemployment. This view is false, because it
wrongly assumes that the number of jobs is fixed.
- Thorpe loses bid to take case to international
- From ABC Australia - Online News, 12 December 1997. Aboriginal
activist Robert Thorpe lost final High Court bid to have allegations
of Aborginal genocide taken to the International Court of Justice.
- Racist laws are valid, court told
- By Margo Kingston, Sydney Morning Herald,
7 February 1998. The 1901 races power law gave Australian states the
ability to enact racist legislation. A 1967 referendum aimed to correct
this by transferring races power from States to the Federal government.
However, the 1997 Hindmarsh Island Bridge law deprives Aborigines of
protection of their land so that developers can expropriate them.
- Let Not Racism Divide the Oppressed Peoples of Australia
- Statement of Migrante-Australia, 1 August 1998. Long before Pauline
Hanson her became the new mouthpieces of racist prejudice, racism has
been out in full force in Australia. While white Australians have yet
to come to terms with their shameful treatment of Aborigines, racism
has reared its ugly head, this time towards the Asians in Australia.
MIGRANTE-Australia, an organisation of Filipinos in Australia does not
tolerate Pauline Hanson nor the Australian government's racist bent.
- For a non-sexist future
- Green Left Weekly, [3 November 1998]. A
recent report in the Sydney Morning Herald, cites statistics from the
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, highlighting the increasing
number of women and children seeking protection from domestic violence.
- Economy Dodges Asian Crisis, But Income Gaps Growing
- By Andrew Nette, IPS, 3 December 1998. While Australia's economy
continues to be strong, it is becoming far more unequal. Wealth is
increasingly concentrated in fewer hands,
while majority see their job security and quality of life erode. The
IMF commended Australia's sound macroeconomic policy and structural
reforms; there has also been some freeing up in the labour market, which
has meant there has not been increased pressure for wage increases.
Australia now has the second largest gap in the world between rich and
poor after the United States.