Wrestling over the Timor Gap

Vol 5 No 5

The new nation of East Timor is trying to gain access to one of its few resources, oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea. However, a series of agreements over the Timor Gap have left East Timor short.

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The changing face of poverty in Australia

Volume 5 Issue 4

Australia is well known as a country of the fair go, but how equal is Australia?

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Peace is possible for Israel and Palestine

Volume 5 Number 1

Increasing demonstrations in Israel indicate the growing desperation of people to find a way for peace in this region. However, despite the efforts of peacemakers and activists there are groups on both sides who refuse to acknowledge the right for the other side to exist. More than 1500 Palestinians and 400 Israelis have died since September 2000 and many more have been injured, the vast majority on both sides being civilians. One thing is certain: violence will not resolve the issue. Ultimately the peace and security of each state depends on achieving peace and security for both states. 

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Debunking the Myths about Asylum Seekers

These two Just Comments received widespread publicity and distribution in the wake of the Tampa being intercepted in August 2001, and the subsequent politicisation of refugee and asylum seeker issues. They are included here together as one publication, and below as a single list.

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Globalisation and Free Trade: Understanding the Protests - Vol 4 No 2

Globalisation has become one of the buzzwords of the last decade. Yet there continues to be considerable uncertainty over what globalisation is, how it works and what it means in the future for all of us.

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