Monthly Archives: February 2004

A secret report prepared by the Pentagon says that global climate change could cost millions of lives and is a far greater threat to terrorism. Britain’s ‘Observer’ says that the report was covered up by people in the Pentagon for … Continue reading

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More than 50,000 Australian children have been prescribed antidepressants that are banned overseas. The drugs Aropax, Cipramil, Efexor and Zoloft are banned for children in Britain. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency found that the drugs did not help … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Around a dozen individuals have revealed they made serious allegations against non-union parties only to be told their testimonies would not be needed”. (From a review of a book on the Royal Commission into the Building … Continue reading

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Call centre company TeleTech has rejected a claim by a Sydney employee for leave following the death of his grandmother. The company refused to let him use either accumulated sick pay, leave without pay or annual leave, to allow him … Continue reading

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Melbourne Nazis may be behind an arson attack which gutted a suburban home on the weekend. Robert Cecala’s house in Greensborough was broken into and set alight at about 11.15pm on Saturday. Mr Cecala and his family were out. The … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “There is no need for the threats of punitive punishment”. (A recruit to the Victoria Police Academy complains about the culture of bullying that exists there, and also sums up the anarchist case against having a … Continue reading

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A chief inspector and two other officers have been removed from their positions at the Victoria Police Academy after an enquiy into allegations of widespread bullying. A staff member reported a series of incidents to Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon, and … Continue reading

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The cost of paying private operators to run Melbourne’s trains and trams for the next five years has almost doubled to $2.3 billion under new public transport deals announced by the State government. Train company Connex will be receive an … Continue reading

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More than 60 of the United States’ leading scientists have accused the United States government of systematically distorting scientific facts to fit policies on everything from climate change to whether Iraq had been trying to make nuclear weapons. In an … Continue reading

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An enquiry into the Australian Defence Force has found a culture of suicides and abuse, including gang rapes. One 19 year old soldier, John Satatas, was found dead at Holsworthy Army Base in an apparent suicide. The Portugese-Australian soldier had … Continue reading

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