July 2004

(Care2) Eco-Activists Take a Stand in 2004

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 21/07/2004 - 19:17

Hi Ken,

Sadly, true to the stereotype, the Bush Administration has recently taken further action to threaten the environment. In today's ACTION, Find out what the Bush Administration is doing to harm endangered species, and how being "green" is an issue in the imminent 2004 Presidential elections.

"Lobby Labor like fury" Greens advice to voters

Labor will win the next election if it insists the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) be rejected or, at least, redrafted to give Australia a fairer deal, Greens Senator Bob Brown said in Canberra today.

The Queensland Government has appointed three regional Cultural Heritage coordinators across Queensland to manage the implementation of the State's new cultural heritage laws.

[Oz-Gov-Corruption] IMEMC Report

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 21/07/2004 - 14:21

1) France Slams Sharon for Calling French Jews to Leave France
2) Wall Rerouting Almost Finished, Construction to Resume Soon

(F4J) Fathers 'Ready for Prison' in Crusade for Equality

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 21/07/2004 - 13:56

More than 100 campaigners from the civil rights group Fathers 4 Justice (F4J) have said that they are prepared to go to prison in a 'Crusade for Equality' which the group is launching this summer in response to this weeks Government Green Paper on Family Law which the group has described as a 'sham'.

International release

Toma Sik 1939-2004

Today we heard that Toma Sik is dead - overrun by a tractor during a nightly walk home through the fields to his newly-bought old farm somewhere in a forgotten part of Hungary which should have fulfilled his dream of establishing a commune of organic-humanist (and vegan) "new peasants".

He was a pioneer of the Israeli-Palestinian search for peace, a forerunner of the present day pacifist-refusniks and actively involved in many struggles. For decades his friendly bearded face was to be seen at any demonstration. Arriving on his bicycle he would take down bundles of leaflets, written in his inimitable style and which he produced on his old stencil machine. Nobody could fulfill all the criteria which he set, not even himself - as he would gladly admit with a sense of humour rare among heavily principled people. His being anarchist, vegan, pacifist, world-citizen and the rest of it didn't prevent him from giving his all to organizations with less universal goals such as Gush Shalom, where he played a central role until he left Israel in the late 1990s and ultimately settled down again in his country of birth.

For those who remember him and for those who don't we decided to publish what he himself wrote some years ago.

The Queensland Government has allocated a further $500,000 in staff resources for the implementation of the National Livestock Indentification Scheme (NLIS) due from 1 July next year, Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Henry Palaszczuk said today.

(QldGovSpin) Queensland Education Graduates To China

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 20/07/2004 - 02:06

Shanghai: Premier Peter Beattie handed out graduation diplomas today to Chinese students at a Queensland TAFE college 7,320 kilometres from Brisbane.

Shanghai: Queensland, the engine room of Australia, has renewed a co-operation agreement with Shanghai, China's largest city, with the aim of creating new jobs and business opportunities, Premier Peter Beattie announced today.

(QldGovSpin) Reform of Government Forestry Functions

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 20/07/2004 - 00:28

The Queensland Government has initiated a process aimed at reforming the management of forestry in the State, Acting Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Terry Mackenroth and Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister, Henry Palaszczuk announced today.



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