Monthly Archives: May 2008

The US government practice of ‘rendering’ suspects to countries where they will be tortured has apparently been known to the Australian government for several years, who kept the information secret. ASIO director-general Paul O’Sullivan has told a Senate enquiry that, … Continue reading

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Would-be home owners are under increasing pressure from inflation and interest rates, with a key affordability index touching another record low. Interest rate rises in the first quarter of the year have raised the average home loan payment to $2799 … Continue reading

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An FBI agent has described how she watched Australian detainee Mamdouh Habib vomit repeatedly during a lengthy interrogation session at Guantanamo Bay. In a report prepared by the US Justice Department, the agent said that Mr Habib was interrogated in … Continue reading

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The leadership of the New South Wales Labor Party has approved electricity privatisation, against the wishes of most delegates to the Labor Party conference, and has threatened to expel any Labor Party MP who votes against it. Delegates to the … Continue reading

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Labor is taking a harsher line on refugees than the Howard Government, according to an analysis of decisions made by the new Minister for Immigration. An analysis of the exercise of ministerial discretion by the Immigration Minister, Senator Chris Evans, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Greedy fucking jew.” The New South Wales Liberal party’s then-state campaign manager Susan Chandler, describing a colleage.

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A Catholic school allowed a brother to teach for at least seven years after being told of his sexual abuse of students. John William Chute, also known as Brother Kostka, is to be sentenced for 19 counts of committing an … Continue reading

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Teenagers are increasingly stressed, and prone to adult worries including not being able to afford a house, and not feeling safe in their homes, according to a new survey. The Dolly Youth Monitor survey of 7000 teenagers found that teenagers’ … Continue reading

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President Bush has claimed that a main cause of rising food prices is consumers in the Third World. Mr Bush said that increasing prosperity in countries like India and China was good, because “you’ll be selling products in the countries, … Continue reading

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An American man who used marijuana with medical approval was denied a liver transport because of it, and has died. Hepatitis C sufferer Timothy Garon, 56, was authorised by his doctor to use marijuana to alleviate nausea and abdominal pain … Continue reading

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