Monthly Archives: August 2008

The federal government will press ahead with plans for compulsory censorship of all Australian internet access. Under the plan, Internet service providers would be required to provide feeds filtered free of pornography and other inappropriate material to houses and schools. … Continue reading

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Unscrupulous Sydney landlords are taking advantage of refugees with little or no experience of the city’s tight rental market by getting them to sign exploitative rental contracts or evicting them in favour of richer tenants, community service workers say. Some … Continue reading

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The US government is aware that white supremacists are entering the US military in order to prepare for a race war, but have made little effort to stop them. A recently unclassified FBI report states that “supremacist leaders are encouraging … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth Bank has lifted its profit to nearly $5 billion. Net profit for the year ended June 30 rose to $4.791 billion. The bank’s cash profits, the industry’s preferred measure of performance, came in slightly lower with a 5% … Continue reading

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Real-estate agents are weeding out “risky” tenants using criteria such as race, according to new research. The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released a report on different risk assessment practices within the private rental sector, including both … Continue reading

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Roy Morgan Research has sacked 56 of its Melbourne-based call centre workers by email, including one who had recently been given a pay rise for good work. A co-ordinator of interviewing teams at the market research company emailed staff on … Continue reading

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100,000 Australian employees will lose their jobs in the next 12 months, according to the Reserve Bank. The Bank’s quarterly economic review said it expects job creation to slip to its lowest level in seven years. (Source: news.com.au)

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One of Australia’s biggest hotel groups has threatened to sack employees who talk to government officials, unions or lawyers. Workers at Starwood’s Sheraton Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast have been asked to sign the policy that says only senior … Continue reading

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The Fox News network gave a sympathetic interview to a man they described as a free speech activist, but who was a long-time Holocaust denier and admirer of Hitler. Fox News correspondent Steve Brown interviewed Paul Fromm. Mr Fromm was … Continue reading

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An immigrant with a Masters degree in Business Studies has never been accepted for a professional job in 15 years in Australia, instead working in jobs including labouring and driving a taxi. Abdullahi Habib was studying accounting when the civil … Continue reading

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