Monthly Archives: July 2007

Thousands of workers who cleared the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, have gone to court to demand payment of injury claims, saying that the company overseeing their insurance fund has spent millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Police wrote the names of suspected terrorists in an arrested man’s diary, and later questioned him about how the names got there. Police interviewing Mohamed Haneef asked “in your diary, you had handwritten notes. Is this your writing?” Dr Haneef … Continue reading

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The Federal government knew that its Work Choices legislation would leave workers worse off but introduced it into Parliament anyway, according to a new biography of John Howard. Based on interviews with two Cabinet Ministers, the biography says that Mr … Continue reading

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A kilogram of beef causes more greenhouse gas and other pollution than driving for three hours while leaving all the lights in your house on, according to new research. A team of researchers at the National Institute of Livestock and … Continue reading

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A growing number of Victorians are unable to afford food, according to new research. Figures released by the McCaughey Centre show that more than 1 in 20 Victorian households were so broke they ran out of food at some stage … Continue reading

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The Australian military has been given permission to use a weapon which overwhelmingly kills civilians. A Parliamentary committee gave Defence permission to use cluster bombs. These weapons eject multiple smaller ‘bomblets’, which often fail to explode. This means that people … Continue reading

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A majority of Australian workers believe that their boss is completely useless, according to a new survey. The survey, led by human resources and recruitment firm Talent2, found 57.7 percent of Australian workers describing their boss as completely ineffective. (Source: … Continue reading

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The number of Australians under financial stress from housing costs has reached a historic high, with more than a million households now spending at least 30 per cent of their income on loan repayments or rent. Census figures show that … Continue reading

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Government censorship of the internet has increased dramatically, according to a new study. A study by research groups at the universities of Toronto, Harvard Law School, Oxford and Cambridge on so-called ‘internet filtering’ found evidence of state censorship in 25 … Continue reading

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John Howard has estimated that Australian troops will be fighting in the Middle East for the next 20 years. The government has increased Defence spending by 48 per cent, despite Mr Howard saying Australia did not face any “foreseeable conventional … Continue reading

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