Monthly Archives: March 2010

An organisation founded by prominent Liberal senator Cory Bernardi is promoting an anti-environmental event, which implies that those who turn their lights off for Earth Hour are allied with communists. The Conservative Leadership Foundation, founded and chaired by Senator Cory … Continue reading

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An online betting agency is targeting gamblers low on funds by offering them instant credit to induce them to spend more. Sportsbet tracks a gambler’s average bet and, when the funds in their account fall below the value of their … Continue reading

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The number of Australians who want a job but have given up looking because employers say they are too old jumped significantly last year, according to new figures. The Bureau of Statistics says that the number of ”discouraged job seekers” … Continue reading

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Public housing occupants in Melbourne have told a government enquiry that they are treated “no better than a dog.” Submissions to the State government enquiry detail living conditions including houses without locks or heating, a man and his son living … Continue reading

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Up to 100 police are currently under investigation over an email featuring a graphic image of an ethnic man being tortured. A senior police source said that several police had added ”sickening” racist comments before forwarding the email. (Source: The … Continue reading

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An American Catholic school has expelled a preschool student for having gay parents. The child will not be allowed to re-enroll next year at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School. The Denver Archdiocese posted a statement Friday that the lesbian … Continue reading

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Single black women in their prime working years in the US have a median wealth of US$5, according to a new report. The report by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development measured the total value of assets minus debts. … Continue reading

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Australia could cut its emissions by 25 per cent by 2020 through measures which would cost households less than $4 a week, according to a new report. The report by Climateworks Australia, a partnership between Monash University and the philanthropic … Continue reading

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The whale that killed its trainer should be stoned to death, according to a religious group. The American Family Association said that Tilikum should be stoned to death, as should the head trainer at SeaWorld. “Says the ancient code of … Continue reading

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The owner of an American apartment house had his maintenance man set fire to the building, killing seven people including a newborn, because he wanted to cash in on a US$250,000 insurance policy, prosecutors said. The Chicago landlord told police … Continue reading

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