|Issue No 34||08 October 1999|
Letters to the Editor
Walsh Bay Development Backed
The redevelopment of Walsh Bay should be interesting, and bring back life to an area better forgotten for its unfortunate connection with Australia's most disgraceful industry.
What use is there in preserving it as heritage when it has no broad social and commercial appeal?
The fact that both sides of State Government when in power have supported this redevelopment dismisses any claims that the redevelopment plans have ever been politically inspired.
Rather, it is a concept with bipartisan support to make a small part of our waterfront economically productive while socially appealing, and revamping it will highlight the positive aspects of its heritage while sweeping away the negative aspects of an unproductive closed shop waterfront.
Interview: A Crack to the Skull
Rail, Tram and Bus Union state secretary Nick Lewocki took on the Carr Governmentís radical rail refrom agenda and walked away a winner. He looks back on the week the trains stood still.
Economics: Green Backs and Dirty Dollars
Paul Ehlrich says the real culprit behind the environmental crisis isn't so much the huge numbers of people in the world or conspicuous over-consumption in the West but an economic system that confuses price with cost.
Unions: Tally Ho!
A landmark meat industry decision might not have the impact the reith cheer-squad hopes for.
History: The Western Express
West Australian historians are undertaking a project to chronicle that state's rich rail history.
Republic: The Referendum: A Spot of Reading
John Passant looks a the propaganda passing as information in the lead-up to the referendum.
Indigenous: Australia Snubs Nose at the UN
The United Nations General Assembly will be told that Australia has breached an international convention on racial discrimination that Malcolm Fraserís Government ratified 24 years ago.
International: Desert Flashpoint
The United Nations has confirmed that demonstrations were suppressed in Western Sahara last month.
Review: Temper Democratic
Humphrey McQueen has been a fearless critic of received opinions across a range of subjects for many years, and as a consequence has been criticised or more often ignored in debates in Australia.
Satire: Tax Cuts Come in the Nick of Time for Struggling Packers
Welfare groups have called upon on the Federal Government to bring forward the date of proposed capital gains tax cuts.
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