Item D3.14 - Exploitation & draft resistance. Brisbane (197?) 2 p.

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Exploitation & draft resistance. Brisbane (197?) 2 p.


  • 1970-1972? (Creation)

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Draft Resisters' Union (1970-1972?).
Objectives - To give all possible support to draft resisters and to deserters from the army. To advocate non-compliance with the National Service Act. To publicise the issues of conscription and Vietnam.
Publicists - Col Beazley, Graham Cathcart, Bill Cochrane, Tom Cochrane, David Franken, John Jiggens, David Martin.
Notes: Draft Resisters' Union was a town and university based group. It participated in the Campus Moratorium Committee for the first moratorium (May 1972).

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John Jiggens is a writer, journalist, editor and political activist. He edited the Brisbane publications The Cane Toad Times, The Westender and Brisbane Theatre Magazine. He has written feature articles for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Rolling Stone and Penthouse, and has published several books about the drug trade, organised crime and police corruption in Queensland and New South Wales. Jiggens is the author of The Incredible Exploding Man: Evan Pederick and the Trial of Tim Anderson, about the bombing of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney in 1978 and the subsequent wrongful conviction of Tim Anderson.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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