Monthly Archives: January 2007

A group of American scientists say that the US government pressured them to remove references to global warming in their work. The Union of Concerned Scientists, an independent advocacy group, told a government enquiry that 150 of them had experienced … Continue reading

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The US must draw up plans to deal with an all-out Iraqi civil war that would kill hundreds of thousands, create millions of refugees, and could spill over into a regional catastrophe, disrupting oil supplies and setting up a direct … Continue reading

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Fees at government schools have increased to the point that some Catholic schools are now cheaper than the state system. State schools are now charging parents up to $1000 per child, and threatening to stop children playing sport, taking home … Continue reading

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A terminally ill man has accused his employers of waiting for him to die, so as to avoid having to pay redundancy. 61 year old John Beavan worked for car-parts manufacturer Tristar Steering and Suspension for 43 years. In 2006 … Continue reading

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Prime Minister John Howard has recorded a message of support for an event organised by a group with links to Holocaust deniers, who have implied that Buddhists, Moslems and Hindus worship Satan. Mr Howard recorded the message of support for … Continue reading

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Staff at a Melbourne detention centre have been accused of regularly stealing from the centre, and of not turning up but being paid for shifts. A whistleblower’s letter says that there are never enough stores available for inmates of the … Continue reading

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The Queensland government kept a report on Aboriginal disadvantage secret, and then abolished the department that produced it. The confidential report warning of the devastation of Aboriginal people through violence, alcoholism, disease and hopelessness was drafted last year by the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “…black passengers were 17 times more likely to be stopped at passport control than white people from the northern hemisphere. But there did not appear to be any evidence that passengers were being stopped on the … Continue reading

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The Tamworth council has partially overturned its earlier decision not to accept several refugee families. The council voted 8-1 to accept the Sudanese refugees for a trial period. However Tamworth Mayor James Treloar has declined to publically apologise for saying … Continue reading

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George Bush has threatened to attack Syria and Iran, and has announced that he will send another 21,500 troops to Iraq. Mr Bush said that “Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops”, and that “we will disrupt … Continue reading

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