Monthly Archives: January 2006

A television company approached a man to appear on a celebrity reality TV show on the grounds that he had been accused of murdering a toddler. Granada productions is working on an Australian version of the British series, ‘I’m a … Continue reading

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U.S. online search engine Google will adhere to Beijing’s censorship policies and limit certain search results in China to get broader access to the large market. The Chinese government censors content that is considered politically sensitive. As a result, online … Continue reading

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The head of an investigation into alleged CIA secret prisons in Europe has said evidence points to a system of “outsourcing” of torture by the US, and it is highly likely European governments knew about it. “There is a great … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “This is the day that the Lord has made! We shall rejoice and be glad in the new Wal-Mart that the Lord has made.” Lester Packingham, Wal-Mart General Manager,Richmond County, Virginia.

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Sydney’s reliance on cars and neglect of public transport is costing more than $18 billion a year and threatens to choke the NSW economy, a new study shows. The independent Centre for International Economics study of the hidden ‘social costs’ … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Dead and wounded dissidents, if identifiable, must be removed immediately by the police … When being reported, dissident and own casualties are categorised merely as dead or wounded. To inhibit propaganda exploitation by the dissidents the … Continue reading

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Australian companies can claim tax deductions when they pay bribes, according to a new report. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report also found that Australian diplomats were not required to divulge incidents of bribery involving Australian companies. … Continue reading

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Bullying and harassment are prevalent throughout Victoria’s Government departments and public agencies, and many workers are unwilling to complain because they fear it will do them more harm than good. A government survey of 14,000 public sector workers found that … Continue reading

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McDonald’s has denied any wrongdoing in the case of a 16 year old employee who was humiliated and assaulted by a manager and her fiancee, on the orders of a man pretending to be a police officer. 18 year old … Continue reading

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Deaths such as that of a Sydney scaffolder who fell eight stories from a building site in the CBD could become more common, according to unionists. Paul Hughes, 41, was working on a new electricity substation when he fell to … Continue reading

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