Monthly Archives: July 2004

Senior military officers have been accused of campaigning for the Coalition. Melbourne Indymedia has reported claims that “Australian military personnel are being told that if they want to keep their jobs, they, their families and friends must vote for the Coalition … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Victorian Liberal MP Andrew Olexander wrongly claimed overnight travel allowances for 18 months, a Parliamentary enquiry has found. Mr Olexander submitted a statutory declaration in April 2003 saying that his principal residence was in Ringwood East, and that this was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Of last year’s Victorian Year 12 graduates, 67 percent of private school students took up a place at a university, compared to only 34 percent of public school students and 47 percent of Catholic school students. (Source: The Age)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quote of the Moment: “When I say that rewards and punishments have limited success what I mean is at the most they can only ever teach children to do as they’re told and I think that’s a very dangerous thing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Low wages and conditions mean that 21 percent of Victorian preschool teachers intend to leave to become primary school teachers in the next eighteen months, and a further 25 percent intend to retire.   The highest wage for preschool teachers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quote of the Moment:   “My Government will not introduce any new taxes, and will not increase existing taxes.” John Howard, 1996.   “We’re not going to increase any taxes.” “We do not intend to increase any taxes in our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Australian workers tend to see their bosses as aggressive, attacking their employees when they do something wrong and saying nothing when they get it right, new research has revealed. A 12-month study, released at the Australian Conference on Culture and Leadership in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The man appointed Prime Minister of Iraq by Western governments personally executed six prisoners without trial, according to eyewitnesses.   Iyad Allawi is said to have drawn a pistol and shot the prisoners during a visit to the Al-Amriyah security centre in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quote of the Moment:   “There’s no way that a GST will ever be part of our policy. Never ever. It’s dead. It was killed by the voters in the last election. Any suggestion that I left the door open … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Australian government will send an extra 30 troops and six armoured vehicles to Iraq, Defence Minister Robert Hill has announced. The extra troops will take the total Australian forces in Iraq to 880. The government has said that the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment