John Howard has sent about 200 soldiers to the East Timor capital of Dili, this week, supposedly to secure the international airport. Howard told Parliament the soldiers would be accompanied by Black Hawk helicopters and a C-130 Hercules aircraft. Another 1300 troops will be on the ground within days as part of a taskforce named […]
Instead of the expected warm reception for John Howard in Ireland, he was met with a bitter cold blast from Socialist Party MP Joe Higgins. After forcing a debate in the Dail (Irish Parliament) last week calling on the invitation for Howard to address the sitting to be withdrawn, Higgins decided to boycott the speech […]
In recent months a debate has been raging in the labour movement over the use of section 457 visas and what attitude the unions should take. There have been many points of view put forward.