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  Issue No 37 Official Organ of LaborNet 29 October 1999  

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Where Were You on November 6?


When Australia votes for a Republic on the historic night of November 6, 1999, there is only one place to be - under the stars on the Northern Broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House at The Big Yes, with Roy and HG and a swag of Republican heroes.

Members of The Yes Coalition are throwing open The House, putting on a barbie in the backyard and inviting everyone around to watch the results on the telly. Not a drop of Chardonnay will be spilt but there will be drinks, dancing and the opportunity to make this a night to be remembered.

Watching the results on the telly and tending the sausage sizzle will be a number of well-known Republicans including Roy and HG who will provide a running commentary. The Gadflys will make sure that the evening swings along and there will be fireworks over the harbour.

As Jason Yat-Sen Li from the Yes Coalition says, "This will be one of the parties of the century and its open to anyone who wants to celebrate the making of history. Years of hard work will come down to this night and I'm sure that the atmosphere will be electric as we watch the results come in. But the event is not just for prominent Republicans - it's for everyone who loves Australia, and loves a party!".

Tickets for The Big Yes are $53.00 and are available

from The Sydney Opera House on 02 9250 7777.

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'Twas the night before the Referendum and the Queen was shampooing her corgi..........

MIC CONWAY'S NATIONAL JUNK BAND present their Pre-Referendum Extravaganza "DOG SAVE THE QUEEN" with very special Royal guests: CARMEN - The Queen of Kings Cross;

Peter Willey - The King of Suburban Comedy; Smith and Wesson - Tap Dancers

* 8pm, Fri November 5th, 3Weeds, Rozelle (Sydney, that is)


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Features
*  Republic: Yes, It's Time
Opposition leader Kim Beazley invoked the spirit of '72 when he launched the ALP's Republic campaign.
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*  Interview: What Price a Just Republic?
Magistrate Pat O’Shane is far from happy with the republican model. But she still believes a Yes vote is her best chance for genuine constitutional reform.
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*  Economics: Who the EFIC are you?
If you have not heard of Export Credit Agencies, don't be surprised because it seems they're not too interested in letting the public know what they do.
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*  Unions: Old Habits Die Hard
With the release of its blue print [email protected] the ACTU seems to know where it wants to go. But again it has failed to face up to the underlying structural issues preventing it from getting there.
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*  Legal: Second Wave: Reith's Non-Right to Strike
Peter Reith has called his new laws the Workplace relations Amendment (More Jobs Better Pay) Bill 1999. If legislation is to carry these new, colloquial titles then the ‘More Control, Less Freedom’ Bill would be a better title.
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*  International: Wahid’s New Team
Indonesias new government is blemished by Suharto-era appointees but an advance for reform, says Indonesia’s trade unions.
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*  History: They Fought Them on the Airwaves
Radio broadcasts were an important weapon in the long-running struggle for equal pay.
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*  Satire: Revealed: SOCOG Reserving Gold Medals for Tattersalls
The scandal over the secret allotment of premium tickets for the 2000 Olympics escalated today with the news that members of Sydney’s elite Tattersall’s Club will receive Gold Medals without actually competing.
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*  Review: What The Age Wouldn’t Print
Some time before Monday 18 October, Age editor Michael Gawenda saw red and then got out his blue pencil. An article, heavily critical of Robert Manne, written by Overland editor Ian Syson, was pulled by Gawenda.
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