Monthly Archives: July 2010

Two female air traffic controllers have accused their government-owned employer of allowing extreme sexual discrimination and bullying, with a manager telling one of the women to have an abortion with a coat hanger. The women are seeking damages from Airservices … Continue reading

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The myki cards used in Melbourne public transport record passenger information which police can access without going to court, it has been revealed. Under the myki ‘privacy’ policy, a police officer does not need to apply to a court for … Continue reading

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A British councillor faces suspension for describing Scientology as stupid. Cardiff councillor John Dixon posted to his Twitter account that “I didn’t know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs … Continue reading

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Six current or former American police officers have been charged with shooting unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, or with helping cover it the shootings afterwards. Nineteen-year-old James Brissette and forty-year-old Ronald Madison, both black, were killed in … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church has made ordaining a female priest one of the gravest crimes under church law, putting it in the same category as sexual abuse of children. The new rules, which have been sent to bishops around the world, … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church has sent misleading letters to victims of sexual abuse, falsely claiming that if they accept compensation they can never take action for any other abuse. The standard letter sent with legal offers of compensation says that signing … Continue reading

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‘Being a man’ can be deadly, according to a new study. The tough, fearless and self-reliant self-image of Western men is holding them back from showing love, leaving them more vulnerable to addiction and disease such as heart problems, according … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church has claimed that the Pope is literally above the law in relation to child abuse. The church’s American lawyer, Jeffrey Lena, told a court hearing a sexual abuse case that the Pope and his secretary of state … Continue reading

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Australia is committed to the war in Afghanistan and should prepare for further casualties as a result, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says. Private Nathan Bewes has become the 17th Australian soldier killed in the conflict, and the sixth in the … Continue reading

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A Catholic Church child protection delegate gave a file containing allegations of abuse to the accused abuser, a fellow priest. Father Bill Bermingham was put into the child protection delegate position by former Bishop of Cloyne (Ireland) John Magee as … Continue reading

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