Monthly Archives: July 2006

A child psychiatrist who used electric-shock therapy and pain-inducing injections to punish children as young as eight, and who allegedly fondled and requested sexual acts from one of his patients, will not face any charges. Dr Selwyn Leeks agreed to … Continue reading

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Job Network staff entrusted with helping the unemployed into work are burnt out, frustrated and sick of having to focus on the demands of the Federal Government, rather than on the needs of their clients. Research released at the Welfare-to-Work … Continue reading

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Labor leader Kim Beazley has announced his intention to have the ALP drop its opposition to new uranium mines. The plan has been opposed by some left-wing ALP figures, as well as West Australian Premier Alan Carpenter, who fears the … Continue reading

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Changes to juvenile justice centres in New South Wales could breach Australian and international conventions on children’s rights, according to lawyers. Recently passed laws have given the centres new powers to control detainees, including using attack dogs. Young detainees can … Continue reading

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Doctors in the US military have been intimately involved with torture, including more than one death, according to a new book. ‘Oath Betrayed’, by medical ethicist Dr Stephen Miles, is based on 35,000 pages of government documents obtained under the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “A power-hungry tyrant messes with Venezuela’s oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a warzone.” The blurb for ‘Mercenaries 2: World In Flames’, a computer game by US Army and CIA subcontractor Pandemic. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “We’re racist, we’re sexist, we’re homophobic.” Footage aired on ABC’s ‘Lateline’ program shows members of the NSW Young Liberals chanting this slogan.

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At least two British prison officials have been promoted despite overseeing a prison where an Asian man was murdered after being put in the same cell as a known racist. Zahid Mubarek was beaten to death in Feltham Young Offenders … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “No blood, no foul.” According to Time magazine, the “unofficial motto” of Camp Na’ma, an American interrogation centre known for torturing prisoners.

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A Mount Eliza nursing home ignored “numerous” complaints about a worker accused of raping four elderly residents, and later dismissed workers for not speaking up sooner, a court has heard. One worker at the George Vowell nursing home told Melbourne … Continue reading

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