Monthly Archives: December 2003

Quote of the Moment: “The best guess…is somewhere between 5% and 25%”. Dr Ralph Heywood, past scientific director of the Huntingdon Research Centre, on the reliability of medical experiments on animals. Aspirin, for example, causes birth defects in rats, mice, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “An administrative error made by the Parole Board Secretarial staff”. New South Wales Justice Minister John Hatzistergos’ explanation for why an Aboriginal man died in jail in the John Moroney Correctional Centre, when he should have … Continue reading

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Fact of the Moment: In 1993, before a trip to the Middle East, George W. Bush joked with a reporter that he planned to stop in Israel and tell the Jews that they were all going to Hell. (Source: Bush … Continue reading

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Ten US soldiers have died in Iraq in a single week, as US military sources said Iraqis should be given “a heavy dose of fear and violence”. The 10 deaths bring the total number of US soldiers killed in action … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “They don’t need to know…I can call them and say, ‘Where are you now?’ while I’m looking at the screen and knowing exactly where they are”. Howard Boyle, president of a New York fire sprinkler installation … Continue reading

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Australian workers do not mind pocketing the office stationery, according to a new survey on workplace behaviour. Global recruitment agency Kelly Services’ workplace ethics survey found that nearly one in four Australians took stationery from their work. 54 percent of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “The assumption that underlies all of the outrage about sentences is that if we locked everybody up we’d get a better result…That has been demonstrated not to be the truth, and if we closed a hell … Continue reading

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An Australian man says the Immigration Department is forcing him to choose between his overseas-born wife and his children, after saying that his wife moved in with him for opportunistic reasons. Michael Petrou’s wife Natalie is facing deportation after the … Continue reading

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Senior ALP figures have described refugees, gay marriage, and anti-terrorism laws as ‘wedge issues’ – often a signal that the ALP would not significantly oppose the government for fear of losing votes. New ALP leader Mark Latham said that “Labor … Continue reading

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Former Governor-General Peter Hollingworth has moved into new offices which will cost taxpayers an estimated six figure rent per year. The website for 101 Collins Street, Dr Hollingworth’s new office, describes the offices as “the most prestigious commercial office space … Continue reading

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