Monthly Archives: May 2011

One of Australia’s biggest charities kept nearly $500,000 of public money that was meant to fund pay rises for community workers. A top executive at Mission Australia, which had $289 million in revenue last financial year, admitted in a Fair … Continue reading

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A priest in the archdiocese of the pope’s advisor on pedophilia has been arrested for pedophilia. Father Riccardo Seppia, a 51-year-old parish priest in the village of Sastri Ponente, near Genoa, was arrested on pedophilia and drug charges. Investigators say … Continue reading

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Friends of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn have reportedly attempted to bribe the woman who accused him of sexual assault. The New York Post reports that associates of Mr Strauss-Kahn approached the woman’s family and offered a seven-figure sum in … Continue reading

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Australia’s largest KFC was built on a 6500-year-old Aboriginal site, according to a recently released report. The site in Newcastle contains carbon-dated evidence of Aboriginal occupation dating back between 6716 and 6502 years – the oldest evidence of human settlement … Continue reading

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Torture of detainees did not help in finding Osama bin Laden, and may have hurt the investigation, according to the CIA director and a former interrogator. CIA director Leon Panetta said in a letter to Senator John McCain that “in … Continue reading

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The Queensland state government has refused to reveal the details surrounding a $370,000 compensation payment made to the family of a Palm Island man who died in custody. Cameron Doomadgee died in 2004 after being arrested by Senior Sergeant Chris … Continue reading

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A report commissioned by Catholic bishops on the child abuse scandal in the Church has blamed the permissive society of the 1960s. The report said that the peak incidence of sexual abuse by priests in the 1960s and 70s reflected … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister has reaffirmed Australia’s committment to the war in Afghanistan, after the death of another Australian soldier. Sergeant Brett Wood was killed by an improvised explosive device. Two other Australian soldiers were wounded in the blast, and three … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s private train operator is trying to relax safety requirements for the operation of trains. In a move that drivers and their unions claim will put passengers at risk, Metro Trains wants to rewrite the rules to enable trains with … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: After the conference, though, Hare seemed introspective. He said, almost to himself, “I shouldn’t have done my research just in prisons. I should have spent some time inside the Stock Exchange as well.” “But surely stock-market … Continue reading

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