Monthly Archives: September 2006

Police officers have been caught on camera beating and kicking a suspect, and threatening to sever his ear. A hidden camera installed by the Office of Police Integrity filmed members of the now-disbanded armed offender’s squad interrogating a suspect. The … Continue reading

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The Victorian State government’s anti-police corruption system has largely failed to produce results after two years, according to a new investigation. The investigation by the Age newspaper found that Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has been unable to sack a single … Continue reading

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Prime Minister John Howard says Australians should not ‘overreact’ to videos by Australian soldiers serving in Iraq, including one in which a soldier holds a gun to the head of a man in Arab dress. The videos, which were filmed … Continue reading

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A toilet infested with termites, leaking roofs and run-down portable classrooms are some of the problems revealed by an audit of Melbourne schools. The Australian Education Union audit of 10 primary and secondary schools in the Mount Waverely electorate has … Continue reading

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A British postman has been suspended, and may lose his job, for giving people advice on how to receive less junk mail. Roger Annies, 48, wrote and delivered leaflets to people on his round explaining how to block letters offering … Continue reading

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Children as young as five have been assaulted, starved and improperly restrained after being placed in protective care in Western Australia; and a baby died after the state gave custody back to a woman whose boyfriend was a convicted child … Continue reading

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Child abuse and neglect have reached critical proportions in Australia, according to a children’s charity. The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (NAPCAN Foundation) says every indicator of the problem has worsened each year for the past … Continue reading

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In 1983, women earned an average of 82.3 cents for every dollar earned by the average male. In 2006, the figure is 84.4 cents. (Source: The Age)

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