Monthly Archives: October 2006

Activities that encourage increased greenhouse gas emissions will receive 28 times the amount of Federal Government funding this financial year than programs to reduce emissions. This year’s federal budget papers reveal that programs for activities that increase greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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Private consultants are benefiting from the sale of Telstra, with contracts worth $77 million of public money awarded by the Government to help the controversial sale. Finance Department figures tabled in Parliament under compulsory reporting rules reveal that 21 consulting … Continue reading

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Climate change could push the world into the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, with many countries facing economic ruin, according to a new report on the effects of global warming. The report, written by former World … Continue reading

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Disability advocates say that the Federal minister responsible for administering the Disability Services Act told them that he would get rid of a disabled child if he had one. Community Services minister John Cobb is said to commented during a … Continue reading

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Up to two dozen Victorian police, including senior managers, who were involved in corruption or turned a blind eye to it remain in the force, according to an original member of the Ceja anti-corruption taskforce. Detective Sergeant Bill Patten told … Continue reading

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Wealthy Melbourne home-owners are being given cut-price and even free renovations, under a publically funded heritage scheme. Under the fund, residents can apply for handouts, or low or zero-interest loans for external renovations. Homes in East Melbourne and Parkville, where … Continue reading

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George Bush has accepted that the war in Iraq could be compared to the Vietnam War. The President was asked what he thought of a newspaper columnist’s comparison of escalating violence in Iraq, to the Tet Offensive, a military operation … Continue reading

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More than two-thirds of city workers have been unable to significantly reduce their personal debt in the past three months, according to a new survey. A Newspoll survey for debt relief company Fox Symes also found 14 percent of respondents … Continue reading

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An off-duty policeman was the driver of a bus which drove away after its passengers insulted and attacked a Jewish family. Members of the Ocean Grove Football Club shouted ‘go Nazis’ at Melbourne man Menachem Vorcheimer and his children as … Continue reading

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650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion of Iraq, according to a new study. A team from Johns Hopkins University worked with Iraqi doctors to visit over 1,800 homes in Iraq, selected randomly to make sure that … Continue reading

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