Monthly Archives: April 2006

The Defence Force has sacked a nursing manager after she questioned a delay in the arrival of an ambulance called to a suspected cardiac arrest. Anne Woodward was removed from her job as a senior civilian nurse at the Defence … Continue reading

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A computer repairer’s ‘negotiation’ with his boss under the new Industrial Relations laws consisted of his boss changing him from permanent to casual without any increase in pay, then telling him to “fit in or fuck off”. Julian McAlpine thought … Continue reading

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Telecommunications company AT&T; provided American government eavesdroppers with full access to its customers’ phone calls, and shunted its customers’ internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, according to a former AT&T; … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “I have expressed my concern over these concentrations [of Turkish and Iranian troops near the border with Iraq]…Iraq is a sovereign independent nation that won’t let other nations interfere in its internal affairs” Iraqi President Jalal … Continue reading

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Many young Australians put up with poor pay, unreasonable sackings, bullying and illegally low rates of pay, according to a series of surveys. Data from the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training said that, of 12-25 year olds … Continue reading

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The Australian Tax Office is hiding corruption and political interference in deals with major companies that left the nation billions of dollars out of pocket, a former tax department auditor has claimed. In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into … Continue reading

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Pregnant women are going without medical treatment, because visa restrictions prevent them from receiving Medicare or earning an income, according to a new report. A report by Anne McNevin, of the Australian National University, found that a single mother from … Continue reading

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Children are at risk of being returned to immigration detention centres under the Federal Government’s new ‘tough’ policy on asylum seekers, according to the Opposition and refugee advocates. Federal Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou helped force the Howard Government to soften … Continue reading

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A Victoria Police whistleblower is suing Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon for damages, claiming his professional reputation and health were severely damaged after his name was publicly disclosed. The man claims he was forced to move home and to go on … Continue reading

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The French government has retreated from a major part of its proposed changes to industrial relations laws, after a nationwide wave of strikes and civil disobedience against them. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced that the proposed new law, which … Continue reading

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