Monthly Archives: August 2011

A leading child protection expert has said he doubts that the Catholic Church is committed to protecting children before protecting itself, after it suppressed a report that they asked him to write. Sydney University law professor Patrick Parkinson yesterday wrote … Continue reading

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Disney’s best-selling Cars toys are being made in a factory in China that uses child labour and forces staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law, according to an investigation. One worker was reportedly driven to … Continue reading

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Gay and bisexual teenagers are far more likely to be harshly punished by schools and courts, even though they are less likely to engage in serious misdeeds, according to a study. The study, published in the medical journal Pediatrics, is … Continue reading

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Laboratory testing of office paper made in Indonesia and sold here by Officeworks reveals it is made up of 84 per cent tropical rainforest fibre, in apparent conflict with the retailer’s environment policies. Fibre analysis of the Lazer IT copy … Continue reading

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Gay activists claim that a married lesbian couple who saved 40 children from the massacre by Norweigan white supremacist Anders Behrin Breivik have been largely ignored by the English-speaking media. Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen were having dinner on the … Continue reading

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American police officers refused to take an on-scene report after a violent attack on five lesbians that police classified as a hate crime two days later. Five women in their early 20s said three men approached them outside the Columbia … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: The man leading the campaign to stop the government’s minerals resource rent tax, billionaire Andrew Forrest, has never signed a corporate income tax cheque for any of the listed companies he has run in the past … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “It sounds a little like the Hitler Youth…who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.” Right-wing radio host Glenn Beck, on the Norweigan Labour Party youth camp where Anders Breivik killed most of … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness children will continue to doorknock neighbourhoods with adults who have failed to gain police background checks after a bid to stop the practice failed. Gippsland carpenter Steven Unthank, a former member of the religion who says he was … Continue reading

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A chemical that can cause skin irritations, respiratory problems and cancer escaped from a plant near homes in the Newcastle area, the NSW government says. Plumes of hexavalent chromium from the Orica ammonia plant at Kooragang Island escaped for 30 … Continue reading

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