Monthly Archives: August 2006

A new survey suggests that Australian employees are feeling increasingly overworked. The survey of almost 2000 workers by recruitment firm Talent2 found seventy per cent saying they were expected to do more work than they were five years ago, while … Continue reading

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A curfew has been placed on the NSW Police college at Goulburn after a drunken spree by off-duty officers. Police Commissioner Ken Moroney ordered the 11pm curfew when he learnt that several officers were involved in a series of drunken … Continue reading

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A police commander’s report reveals a failure to stop widespread sexual harassment in the force, despite police knowing for years that pornography has been forced on two-thirds of policewomen, and half have been inappropriately touched. The report by former chief … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “He’s disabled.”“They can’t cope on their own and it’s more than they would get in their own country”“The workers can’t speak English.” Three of the excuses given by British employers for not paying the legal minimum … Continue reading

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Tasmanian’s Health Department has been accused of under-paying nurses on shift work by a total of about $10 million. The Nurses Federation says it first made the department aware in 2001 that public sector nurses were not being paid their … Continue reading

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Six Sydney airport baggage handlers boarded an aircraft suspected of containing a bomb because they feared that if they didn’t they’d lose their jobs, their union says. A total of 102 passengers were evacuated from the Pacific Blue 737 from … Continue reading

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Chicago police beat, kicked, shocked or otherwise tortured scores of mainly black suspects in the 1970s and 1980s to try to extract confessions from them, prosecutors reported Wednesday. However, the prosecutors – appointed by a Cook County judge four years … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “The Cold War lasted over 50 years…the war on terror could last a lot longer.” Treasurer Peter Costello.

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A landmark American court case has confirmed that tobacco companies lied for decades about the safety of their products. The huge case, which began in 1999, ended yesterday when Judge Gladys Kessler handed down a 1653-page decision, finding America’s big … Continue reading

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A ‘consultation session’ between unionists and the Fair Pay Commission ended, when unions learned that none of the five commissioners had turned up. When the government created the Fair Pay Commission, its head Professor Ian Harper promised that he would … Continue reading

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