Monthly Archives: January 2004

A woman who exposed the US and British governments’ email surveillance and tapping of home and office phones has lost her job and faces a jail sentence as a result. Katharine Gun was working in Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters last … Continue reading

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Successful business people have similar psychological problems to juvenile delinquents, according to a new report. Abraham Zaleznik is a psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard Business School. He says that entrepreneurs typically do not feel risk or weigh up consequences in … Continue reading

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Labor leader Mark Latham has said in a speech that Australians should work harder. Mr Latham told the ALP national conference that “when I was young, Mum used to tell me there were two types of people in our street … Continue reading

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Victorians with long-term illness are often forced to wait more than a year for a public hospital bed, according to a new report. The report by the Productivity Commission found that more than 40 percent of Victorians who needed hospital … Continue reading

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Emergency relief agencies are struggling to cope with demand from parents who are unable to cope with rising public school costs. A new report, A Study in Back To School Costs, shows that Melbourne’s relief and aid agencies are not … Continue reading

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Victoria’s public sector watchdog is investigating claims that the State Government doctored an annual report from the state’s former surveyor-general and forged his signature on another document. Acting Ombudsman Robert Seamer has decided to investigate why former surveyor-general Keith Bell’s … Continue reading

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The Wal-Mart chain of supermarkets in the United States is under fire for reportedly locking in overnight workers at many of its stores, sometimes to the detriment of their own safety. The New York Times reported a number of cases … Continue reading

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Trinity Grammar in Sydney has received an increase in federal funding of 220 per cent over a four year period. Government schools have received an increase of about 20 per cent over the same four-year period. (Source: ABC News website)

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Prime Minister John Howard has said that public school attendance is falling because public schools are too “politically correct”, rather than because of lack of funding. Mr Howard added that some public schools were “hostile or apathetic to Australian heritage … Continue reading

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Australian troops secretly attacked Iraqi forces a day before war was announced by either the US or Australian governments. SAS units attacked Iraqi positions on the evening of March 18 (Iraq time). This was 16 hours after President Bush had … Continue reading

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