Monthly Archives: October 2008

A migrant doctor and his family are being forced to leave Australia, because his son has Down Syndrome and is likely to use public health services in the future. Dr Bernhard Moeller is the rural town of Horsham’s only permanent … Continue reading

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There are more than 12 assaults a week in state schools throughout Victoria, according to Education Department records. Records show 1227 allegations of assault involving state school students and staff have been filed in just over two school years – … Continue reading

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Less than a week after the United States government offered a US$85 billion bailout to insurance giant AIG, the company spent over US$400,000 on a retreat for its executives at a luxury resort. The week-long retreat at the St. Regis … Continue reading

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The parents of a young soldier who killed himself say they were threatened with jail if they publicly discussed the report on their son’s death. 20 year old David Hayward was found dead in 2004, after being absent without leave … Continue reading

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Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has defended accepting a free luxury trip to Los Angeles worth tens of thousands of dollars. The Chief Commissioner and her husband John Becquet flew from Melbourne on Monday as guests of Qantas. Mr Becquet, … Continue reading

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A 17-year old student at a Melbourne private school who was hospitalised with leg fractures has been the target of years of bullying, according to a family friend. Nick Mooney, a year 12 student at Xavier College, is a patient … Continue reading

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More than 700,000 Australian homes are vulnerable to rising sea levels, with up to $150 billion worth of homes, property and infrastructure at risk of seawater inundation, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Almost all Australians will be affected by rising … Continue reading

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A religious group that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has described as “an extremist cult”, nonetheless received around $18 million of public money to run its schools. The Exclusive Bretheren received more than $5.8 million from State governments this year to … Continue reading

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American police classified 53 active opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war as terrorists, despite having no evidence that any of them were involved in violence. The surveillance took place over 14 months in 2005 and 2006, under … Continue reading

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A Church of England priest has written that gay people should be forced to carry tattoos giving ‘health warnings’. The Reverend Peter Mullen, Anglican chaplain to the London Stock Exchange, wrote on his blog “let us make it obligatory for … Continue reading

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