Monthly Archives: March 2004

Construction giant Baulderstone-Hornibrook will be sentenced this week in relation to the death of one its workers at a Melbourne building site three years ago. Fred Smith, 53, was working on a partly built Southgate apartment block when a tower … Continue reading

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An investigation into workplace violence at a Centrelink office in Adelaide found that Centrelink management failed in its duty to protect the health and safety of people working there. Comcare investigated the Currie Street office of Centrelink, after staff complained … Continue reading

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Labor Party leader Mark Latham has backed down on a promise to withdraw Australian troops from the Iraq campaign, only days after making it. Mr Latham now said that Australia would withdraw the 850 troops involved in ‘Operation Catalyst’ in … Continue reading

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A magistrate in Wagga Wagga says police there nearly beat a man to death, planted a knife at the crime scene, and later lied in court about the incident. 41-year-old Alan Hathaway ran from the police when they came to … Continue reading

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Workers at The Smith Family will be forced into unpaid overtime and would lose all penalty rates for weekend and shift work under individual contracts being promoted by the charity’s management. The proposed agreement, which has been circulated to The … Continue reading

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The Australian immigration system may have effectively refused to accept any Jewish refugee. Some Russian Jews have applied to become refugees in Australia, after being persecuted by racists in Russia. One woman was sent to hospital after a stone was … Continue reading

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Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty has said that Australia’s support for the war in Iraq may have made a terrorist attack on Australia more likely. Speaking about the bombing in Madrid, Mr Keelty told Channal Nine that “the reality … Continue reading

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The British government is going to court to fight for the right to bill innocent people who spent time in jail, for the expense of keeping them. Paddy Hill was one of the Birmingham Six, and spent 16 years in … Continue reading

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Police were called to Brisbane’s Central Business District after receiving complaints about a disturbance involving a man and a number of street kids. They found a man who was allegedly loud and abusive, yelling obscenities and refusing to cooperate with … Continue reading

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A policeman accused of 38 offences including sexual assault and kidnapping has been allowed bail. The arrest follows allegations made by nine women and girls aged 13 to 19, a police spokesman said. The man was arrested yesterday and charged … Continue reading

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