Monthly Archives: December 2006

A coroner has found that a British soldier died in Iraq for lack of basic equipment – which was apparently not available for political reasons. Sergeant Steven Roberts was accidentally shot dead by another British soldier when a checkpoint he … Continue reading

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An Aboriginal woman says that police had evidence that her boyfriend had raped and assulted her, but did nothing for three years. Ms Brennan was 18 when she began living with Joseph Timbery at La Perouse in the Aboriginal community … Continue reading

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The town of Tamworth has voted not to accept five refugee families, on the grounds that it would lead to a “Cronulla-riots type situation”. Tamworth City Council voted this week to reject an offer by the Department of Immigration to … Continue reading

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The US military has charged four Marines with murder and four others on related charges, over an alleged massacre in Iraq. The Marines are accused of killing 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha in November 2005. Marine Corps squad leader Staff … Continue reading

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More than half of homeless people looking for a bed from social services are turned away, according to a new report. The report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that about 304 Australians are rejected each day. … Continue reading

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The police officer found by a coroner to have been responsible for the violent death of an Aboriginal prisoner in a cell on Queensland’s Palm Island won’t be charged, and will not even face disciplinary action. The state’s Director of … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson has criticised the United States’ immigration policy, after she was refused a visa. Ms Hanson was refused entry into America, due to her now-overturned conviction for electoral fraud. She said she “was furious when I found out – … Continue reading

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A man was arrested, verbally abused and threatened with a beating in the mistaken belief that he was a wanted G20 protestor. Drasko Boljevic was paying for a drink in a Melbourne supermarket when three “bouncer-looking men” dressed in casual … Continue reading

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An American judge has described a state prison health system as a ‘de facto death penalty’. Michigan judge Richard Enslen ordered the state Department of Corrections to hire more prison doctors within four months, saying that health care for inmates … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “I have still got a lot of issues…” Pauline Hanson expresses the view of the silent majority.

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