Monthly Archives: October 2005

The majority of Iraqis support armed attacks on Western forces there, according to a survey carried out for the British Ministry of Defence. The survey found that up to 65% of Iraqis approve of attacks on the US-led occupation forces. … Continue reading

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The majority of Australians do not trust their neighbours, and levels of trust are falling, according to a new survey. The Wellbeing and Security Survey found that only one-third of Australians had high levels of trust in their neighbours. Survey … Continue reading

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Diseases associated with malnutrition and poor sanitation could re-emerge as a result of the federal government’s new vision for Australian workplaces, according to a new report. A 120-page analysis of the new industrial laws, carried out by Sydney University and … Continue reading

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Several workers who appeared in advertisements promoting the Federal government’s changes to workplace relations say they were misled into appearing. Hairdresser Phelia Grimwade said she was “furious and embarrassed” when her face appeared on the TV ads. “I was lied … Continue reading

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Qantas has threatened to send more than 3000 highly skilled maintenance jobs overseas unless it receives concessions from its workforce. The airline says it will send 3250 of its 6900 engineering and maintenance jobs offshore if workers don’t give up … Continue reading

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A Senate enquiry into the Federal government’s changes to industrial relations laws will run for only six days, and will be unable to look into many of the laws’ major elements. The enquiry will not look at unfair dismissal or … Continue reading

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Australian workers are increasingly unhappy with their jobs and their bosses, according to a new survey. A questionnaire of 7,100 Australians by employment agency SEEK found 56 per cent of workers unhappy in their jobs, compared to 45 per cent … Continue reading

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A former career policeman was derided by his fellow officers as a cross-dresser and a pedophile before leaving the force, a tribunal heard today. Tomislav “Tom” Hecimovic, who worked as a policeman for 12 years until his resignation in October … Continue reading

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A former American prisoner says that corrections officers ignored his written pleas for help, and even laughed at him, while he was repeatedly raped and sold into sexual slavery by prisoners in jail. Roderick Johnson was sent to prison for … Continue reading

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Employers and unions will be unable to agree to protect workers from unfair dismissal under the Federal government’s new workplace laws. Even if both sides agree, the new laws will include fines of up to $33,000 for submitting a private … Continue reading

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