Monthly Archives: April 2010

Some Catholic priests do not see molesting boys as a breach of their celibacy vows, according to a retired bishop. Geoffrey Robinson, the former auxillary bishop of Sydney, said in an interview that “we’ve met it often enough to see … Continue reading

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The federal government has broken a key election promise on childcare, abandoning its committment to build extra childcare centres. The government dropped its plan to create 260 new long-day care centres on school, TAFE, university and community sites. Only the … Continue reading

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Queensland Health workers have been offered a cup of coffee as compensation for up to six weeks of little or no pay. With thousands of staff underpaid, or not paid at all, since the introduction of a new payroll system … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Many women who dress inappropriately…cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes.” Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi.

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Quote of the Moment: “I congratulate you on not having spoken out to civil authorities against a priest…You have done well and I am delighted to have an associate in the episcopate who… preferred prison to speaking out against a … Continue reading

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Federal government ministers have lost 60 percent of their staff in just over two years. 262 ministerial workers, from a total of 444, have departed since Labor came to office. 28 staff have left the Prime Minister’s office. Some former … Continue reading

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A proposed law which would remove time limits for child abuse charges would put “all Church institutions” at risk, according to three Catholic bishops. Under the current law in the US state of Connecticut, sexual abuse victims have 30 years … Continue reading

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A retired Catholic bishop has been quoted as blaming Jews for criticism of the Catholic Church over child abuse. The Italian website Pontifex quoted Giacomo Babini, the emeritus bishop of Grosseto, as saying he believed a “Zionist attack” was behind … Continue reading

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One in ten rental properties in Melbourne and Geelong are unfit to live in, a new investigation has found. Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) volunteers visited rental properties advertised in newspapers throughout Melbourne and Geelong on two weekends in … Continue reading

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Melbourne police have assaulted African youths, overuse their stop and search powers, and call them “monkey” and ”black cunt”, according to a new report. People interviewed about police treatment of young Africans in Flemington, the City of Greater Dandenong and … Continue reading

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