Monthly Archives: December 2005

Poker machines have damaged Victoria’s health and its hospitality industry and have failed to improve tourism or retail jobs, a report commissioned by the State government has found. It compared Victoria and its 523 pokie venues with Western Australia’s single … Continue reading

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A senior staff member at Villawood detention centre has been accused of running a drug trafficking business, and the Immigration Department will not say whether they will conduct any investigation. The claim is contained in a letter signed by 62 … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “The man who dies rich…dies disgraced”. Andrew Carnegie

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The Immigration Department has been accused of failing refugees following the death of a chronically ill child less than 24 hours after arriving in Australia. The family of two-year-old Richard Niyonsaba fled an African refugee camp in November and sought … Continue reading

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Treasurer Peter Costello has been accused of lying to Parliament about the impact of the new industrial relations laws. A Treasury analysis released yesterday concluded that the changes would deliver smaller wage increases for low-paid workers and, in the short-term, … Continue reading

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81% of Australians support multiculturalism, according to a poll. The AC Nielsen/Age poll found that only 16% of people oppose multiculturalism, with 3% undecided. (Source: AC Nielsen / The Age)

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The story beginning “Homeland Security agents investigated and visited an American student because he requested a book on communism for his course.” has been removed, as it turned out to be a hoax invented by the student.

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A Sydney radio announcer has attempted to justify the racially-motivated violence in Cronulla. Brian Wilshire told listeners of his talkback program on the Macquarie radio network last night that (white) Australians should not have to apologise for the alcohol-fuelled riots … Continue reading

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A senior police officer who invented a planned ‘Bash-a-Muslim Day’ was playing a “practical joke or hoax”, according to police. The email from a South Australian police officer was seemingly a response to recent racially-motivated violence in Sydney. It claimed … Continue reading

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Labels indicating that cans and bottles are recycled are barriers to free trade and should be scrapped, according to a new proposal to be discussed by the World Trade Organisation. A group of countries have tabled more than 200 objections … Continue reading

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