Monthly Archives: March 2009

A public hospital lied to the government about its surgery waiting lists for almost a decade, according to a new report. Victoria’s Royal Women’s Hospital lied to the government about the waiting times for about 180 patients every year, an … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “eligible bachelors, millionaires and gorgeous girls will mix and mingle in a luxurious, classy and comfortable environment.” The Privileged Lounge, a new Gold Coast nightclub, which offers memberships for $5000.

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Eating red meat appears to increase the risk of dying from cancer or heart attack, according to new research. The US study looked at the diets of 500,000 people. A follow-up 10 years later found that those who at the … Continue reading

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An inaugural member of an elite police unit designed to protect high school children has been committed to stand trial for the alleged indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl under his care. In Armidale Local Court yesterday the magistrate, Michael … Continue reading

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Israeli soldiers have worn tshirts celebrating killing children. An unknown number of soldiers wore the tshirts to celebrate the end of operations in Gaza. One tshirt showed a child in a rifle sight, with the slogan ‘The smaller they are, … Continue reading

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The CIA has admitted destroying almost 100 videotapes of ‘interrogations’ of suspected terrorists, far more than previously suspected. The admission came in response to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. (Source: MX)

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All 1.4 million of Australia’s secondary school students will have access to an online maths program, which includes promotion of McDonalds. The Maths Online lessons cost $40 a month to run for each student, but are being offered free. Students … Continue reading

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Inequality hurts everyone – even those in the top economic brackets who supposedly benefit from it – according to a new study. A new book, the Spirit Level, by British academics Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, argues that almost every … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “We didn’t have a campaign plan when we started, but we later got one from my higher headquarters that was close to ours, which is not surprising as they told us to do what we told … Continue reading

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Another Australian soldier has died in Afghanistan. The 10th Australian to die in Afghanistan since 2002 was killed by an improvised explosive device on Thursday. Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said it was important to maintain the course and to push … Continue reading

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