Monthly Archives: May 2012

A prominent Melbourne nightclub has been accused of using social media to induce under-age students to attend a party with offers of free alcohol. The Prince of Wales Hotel posted wristbands entitling the bearer to free beer, vodka or cocktails … Continue reading

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One of Australia’s richest men is refusing to pay a $333 speeding ticket. Mining magnate Clive Palmer was caught in January driving his luxury Mercedes-Benz at 27km/h over the speed limit. The State Penalties Enforcement Registry is chasing the billionaire, … Continue reading

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The author of a study purporting to find evidence that homosexuality can be ‘cured’ has admitted that it was flawed. Dr Robert Spitzer, author of the 2001 study of “reparative therapy”, said that it made “unproven claims”. The study, Dr … Continue reading

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Two Victoria Police officers lied about the speed of a car chase in which a suspect was killed, the coroner has found. Coroner Peter White said that 19 year old Shane Bennett was pursued by police at up to 177 … Continue reading

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An American woman is suing her employer, saying that she was fired after developing complications from the operation in whch she donated a kidney to save the life of her boss. To help her boss Jackie Brucia move up the … Continue reading

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Around half of Greece’s police officers voted for a neo-Nazi party in the recent elections, according to a new analysis of voting patterns. Greek newspaper To Vima analysed several constituencies in Athens, where 5,000 serving police officers cast their ballot. … Continue reading

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Victims of a Facebook page that exposed and threatened gay members of the Australian military have launched legal action over the army’s handling of the scandal. Five ADF personnel, including army psychologist Paul Morgan, were outed on a Facebook page … Continue reading

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney bullied and scorned gay and poor fellow-students during his school days, according to former classmates. In 1965 when John Lauber, who was a year below Mr Romney at the $54,000 a year Cranbrook School, came … Continue reading

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A course taught at a US military staff college advocated ignoring rules protecting civilians in wartime and bringing destruction to Muslim cities. The voluntary course at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia stated that international laws protecting civilians in … Continue reading

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The United States government has given millions of dollars to a dictator who engaged in mass sterilisation of his citizens. Islam Karimov is the former First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan, and its ruler since independence in 1991. … Continue reading

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