Monthly Archives: April 2005

A judge who slept and snored through the evidence of the alleged victim in a rape trial will have no action taken against him. The woman was giving about alleged sex attacks which began when she was six years old. … Continue reading

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Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, ordered all Catholic bishops to collect evidence of child abuse in secret and not involve the law. In May 2001, the then-Cardinal wrote a letter which was sent to every Catholic bishop, ordering that … Continue reading

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Despite an extreme shortage, overseas-trained doctors have been prevented from taking positions in NSW hospitals because of Immigration Department discrimination against gay people. Both Campbelltown and Liverpool Hospitals found qualified psychiatrists in the UK who were able to fill ‘area … Continue reading

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The secretary of the Victorian Labor Party has resigned, allegedly because of corruption within the party. Eric Locke cited personal reasons for his decision to resign. But Labor sources said he has become disillusioned by the party’s internal problems, which … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “The people I saw and treated at Baxter were the most damaged people I’ve seen in my whole psychiatric career. Up until that time, I’d never met an adult-onset bedwetter. I’d never met someone with psychological … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Many years ago I worked for a man who forced a pair of employees who had just ended their relationship to move to adjacent workstations. He did it purely for his amusement. Doubtless everyone has a … Continue reading

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A man with scitzophrenia has been held in solitary confinement in jail for months without having his mental state formally assessed, despite being found unfit to stand trial. 23-year-old Mohamad Ayoub has been in custody for more than a year, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: Interviewer: Will this Government commit to keeping the Medicare-plus-safety-net as it is now in place after the election? Tony Abbott: Yes. Interviewer: That’s a cast-iron commitment? Tony Abbbott: Cast-iron commitment. Absolutely. Interviewer: 80 per cent of … Continue reading

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Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has defended his decision not to change travel advisories for Bali hotels after two Australian families said their children were sexually abused at exclusive island resorts. Justice Minister Chris Ellison asked Mr Downer to issue a … Continue reading

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A Catholic priest who resigned under pressure due to his failure to remove pedophile priests from the ministry, was allowed to lead thousands of worshippers in a memorial mass for the late Pope John Paul II. Cardinal Bernard F. Law … Continue reading

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