Monthly Archives: November 2007

Soldiers are deserting the US Army at the highest rate since 1980. The US Army has announced about nine in every 1,000 soldiers deserted in the year to 30 September 2007, compared with seven in every 1,000 the previous year. … Continue reading

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The British Police Federation refused to help an Asian officer who was the victim of racist harassment from colleages, and was then framed for theft and jailed – but did help his persecutors, including destroying documents. Sultan Alam sued the … Continue reading

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Labor leader Kevin Rudd says he will take a ‘tough’ stance on border security, including turning back boats carrying asylum seekers. Mr Rudd told the Australian newspaper that a Labor government would take asylum seekers rescued from leaking vessels to … Continue reading

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Two former instructors at the Victoria Police academy say they were denigrated and ostracised because they had investigated police suspected of corruption. The two detectives left their roles as instructors late last year after concerns were raised about their treatment, … Continue reading

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The chief executive of Macquarie Group, Allan Moss, was able to pay tax of 25 per cent on a $6 million options bonus he received last year, a lower rate than bus drivers pay on their overtime. The tax treatment … Continue reading

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Over half the Australian population has inadequate access to primary health care, according to government statistics. Figures from the Department of Health and Aging show that 12 million Australians, 59 percent of the population, live in “districts of workforce shortage” … Continue reading

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A six year old girl who was left brain-damaged at the hands of her parents will receive unsupervised visits from her mother, despite the Department of Community Services claiming it could “end in tragedy.” DOCS director-general Dr Neil Shepherd wrote … Continue reading

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A Labor candidate and former union leader has bought a luxury beachfront terrace for almost a million dollars, miles away from the electorate he’s standing in. Former ACTU leader and current Labor Party candidate Greg Combet and his wife paid … Continue reading

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Roughly half of all wage deals checked by the Coalition’s workplace watchdog have failed the “fairness test” and been sent back to employers for correction. The Workplace Authority confirmed that 26,833 agreements had been rejected for failing to comply with … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Iraq has 115 billion barrels of known oil reserves. That is more than five times the total in the United States. And, because of its long isolation, it is the least explored of the world’s oil-rich … Continue reading

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