Monthly Archives: April 2007

Soldiers and civilian contractors were exposed to radioactive material in a dangerous leak that was kept secret from the public and forced the closure of an army workshop in inner Brisbane for six months. The incident, at the Bulimba Barracks … Continue reading

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A six-year-old is only one of several young children to be arrested by American police for ‘crimes’ such as throwing a tantrum in kindergarten. Six-year-old Desre’e Watson of Avon City was arrested after, according to police chief Frank Mercurio “she … Continue reading

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Eight electricians working on a new headquarters for Centrelink have been fired, after they questioned why they weren’t receiving payslips and contacted a union representative. The electricians, all from Sydney, had been on the site in Canberra for about six … Continue reading

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45 per cent of Australian workplace agreements have taken away all of the award conditions that the Federal Government promised would be protected by law under Work Choices, according to new figures. The statistics, which the Government has been refusing … Continue reading

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Prime Minister John Howard has announced that almost 400 Australian troops will be sent to Afghanistan, and that there is a high possibility of Australian casualties. Mr Howard said that “there is the distinct possibility of casualties, and that should … Continue reading

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Indigenous people’s life expectancy is 20 years lower than that of other Australians, according to a new report. The report, by Oxfam Australia and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, found that Australia rated last among wealthy nations in … Continue reading

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An off-duty police officer could have helped prevent the racial and physical abuse of a Jewish man by a group of footballers, according to the Office of Police Integrity. Senior Constable Terry Moore was driving the busload of Ocean Grove … Continue reading

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Climate change may result in up to 300,000 Australians a year being exposed to the dengue virus by 2020, and between 600,000 and 1.4 million by 2050, according to climate change predictions finalised yesterday by global scientists. The Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

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A Wal-Mart worker fired last month for intercepting a reporter’s phone calls says he was part of a larger, sophisticated surveillance operation that included snooping not only on employees, but also on critics and stockholders. As part of the surveillance, … Continue reading

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The family of a young Telstra call centre worker says the company contributed to her suicide. Sally Sandic, 21, took her life in January after months of mounting pressure on staff at the Telstra facility in South Yarra, Victoria. Ms … Continue reading

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