Monthly Archives: May 2007

The wife of Labor leader Kevin Rudd owns a company which removed employees’ penalty rates, overtime and allowances for an extra 45c an hour. Multi-millionaire businesswoman Therese Rein owns the firm Ingeus, which turned over $170 million last year. A … Continue reading

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Prime Minister John Howard is to get a bigger private dining room in his Parliament House suite, at a cost of at least $540,000. The building work alone will cost $475,000 – more than the price of a house in … Continue reading

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The average stay-at-home mother works a 92 hour week, according to a new survey. The survey by company salary.com spoke to 40,000 American mothers. It found that, if stay-at-home mothers were paid for their work, they should earn US$168,000 per … Continue reading

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Macquarie Bank chief executive Allan Moss has received a pay rise of $12.3 million, making his total remuneration for the 2006-07 financial year $33.5 million, according to the bank’s annual report. Mr Moss thus ‘earned’ over $90,000 per day, including … Continue reading

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A senior Victorian policeman who was appointed to clean up the armed offenders squad has been charged with bashing a suspect during questioning. Detective Inspector Bernie Rankin is the most senior officer charged by the Office of Police Integrity since … Continue reading

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The Victorian government has apologised to physically and mentally abused former occupants of institutions and foster homes – but has refused to voluntarily compensate them, and is vigorously fighting any legal claim. Leonie Sheedy, co-founder of Care Leavers of Australia … Continue reading

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David Hicks’ military lawyer appears to have been punished by his superiors, for effectively defending his client. Major Michael Mori’s defence of Hicks is considered instrumental in Hicks’ relatively lenient sentence. He is believed to have been offered such postings … Continue reading

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Intelligence has nothing to do with wealth, according to a new study. “People don’t become rich because they are smart,” said Jay Zagorsky, research scientist at Ohio State University whose study appears in the Journal Intelligence. The US Bureau of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “We’ve got to find flexibility for our friends in the mining community who need flexibility.” Labor leader Kevin Rudd hints that the party may modify its opposition to individual workplace agreements.

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U.S. President George Bush will not rule out military action against Iran, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said. “The American president will not abandon the military option and I believe that we do not want him to do so,” Rice … Continue reading

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