Monthly Archives: August 2007

The Labor Party will allow employees of small businesses to be sacked without any right to make an unfair dismissal claim, provided their employer reported them to the police for suspected theft or violence – even if the report was … Continue reading

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A Qantas passenger says that a flight attendant made a series of anti-Semitic remarks to him, even after discovering he was Jewish. David Moses says that the flight attendant complained to him about another passenger, telling him that “that’s what … Continue reading

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Two hundred prisoners on periodic detention will be excused from part of their sentences – in order to make room for an expected mass arrest of protestors. Two hundred prisoners will be allowed home over the long weekend of September … Continue reading

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Staff from the Prime Minister’s own department have been making changes to an online encyclopedia, removing material which is critical of the government. The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is set up so that any person can make changes to articles. Staff … Continue reading

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The Defence Minister has said that he sees no need to refer anti-Semitic and other racist emails circulating in the Defence Department to Defence Force commanders. The emails included a mock ‘rules of engagement’ for pub crawls, which states that … Continue reading

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American authorities have refused to arrest a neo-Nazi who claimed on his radio show that he had arranged for an anti-racist activist to be beaten up. Hal Turner said on his internet and shortwave radio show that “speaking of Floyd … Continue reading

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A European academic has been arrested on suspicion of associating with a terrorist group, on grounds including that he had access to a library. German police arrested Andrej Holm on suspicion of aiding the “militante gruppe” (mg), who are believed … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Moment: “Well, again, let me just make sure that we’re clear on facts. Our employees choose to enter into these agreements (Australian Workplace Agreements or AWAs) and they do it voluntarily. I have a chance to go … Continue reading

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Two former workers on the construction of the US embassy in Baghdad say that foreign workers were deceptively recruited and trafficked to Iraq, where they experienced physical abuse and substandard working conditions. The workers spoke at a US Senate Committee … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Those heroes [the Iraqi soccer team] showed the real Iraq. They’ve done something useful for the people as opposed to the politicians and lawmakers who are stealing or killing each other.” Iraq has no running water, … Continue reading

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