Monthly Archives: June 2009

Employers are becoming increasingly dictatorial and inflexible due to the recession, according to experts. Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said employers were determined to bring back a working model where preference went to those staff who were available at … Continue reading

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A British artist has been given over AU$60,000 for a supermarket receipt. Ceal Floyer’s Monochrome Till Receipt (White) is a receipt for 36 items, all of which are white. The publicly-funded Tate Britain gallery is believed to have paid about … Continue reading

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The former president of Carlton football club says that the club paid money to several women to keep quiet about alleged sexual assaults. John Elliot, who was the AFL club’s president in the 1970s and ’80s, said four or five … Continue reading

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A public hospital advised a man to take Panadol for what turned out to be a broken neck. Paul Curtis was told to go home and take Panadol when he went to Ryde Hospital in Sydney on May 29, after … Continue reading

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A Liberal advisor has been sacked after groping women’s breasts, and questioning guests about their sexual behaviour, at a charity function. Numerous guests at the parliamentary press gallery’s Mid-Winter Ball reported that Anthony Scrinis fondled women’s breasts, and questioned guests … Continue reading

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A woman has been ordered to pay $US1.92 million ($A2.4 million) in damages for illegally downloading 24 songs. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a single mother of four from the US state of Minnesota, was found liable for using the Kazaa peer-to-peer file-sharing … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Moment: “Racism was rampant. All of command, everywhere, it was completely ingrained in the consciousness of every soldier. I’ve heard top generals refer to the Iraq people as ‘hajjis.’ The anti-Arab racism came from the brass. It … Continue reading

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Children with drug and alcohol addictions will “slip through the net” when Victoria’s only residential rehabilitation program for young teenagers closes this month because of a lack of funds. The state-appointed child safety commissioner has called on the Government to … Continue reading

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An internationally-known ‘psychic’ has been defrauded of hundreds of thousands of dollars by her bookkeeper. Denise Hall, of East Arlington, carried out the scheme against Rosemary Altea over the past seven years. Hall used credit cards, forged checks and gave … Continue reading

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A 46-year old man died in the back of a prison van that was so hot he suffered third-degree burns, according to a coroner’s report. Last January an Aboriginal man known as Mr Ward was being driven in the back … Continue reading

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