Monthly Archives: June 2012

A senior spokesman for the Salvation Army has stated that gay people should be put to death. Major Andrew Craibe, Territorial Media Relations Director for the Southern Territory in Victoria, made the comments in an interview with gay journalists Serena … Continue reading

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British police officers are up to 30 times more likely to use ‘stop and search’ powers against non-white people than white people, according to a new study. Research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) looked at police stop … Continue reading

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A Catholic priest has become the first church official in the United States convicted for covering up abuse claims. Monsignor William Lynn was convicted of child endangerment but acquited of conspiracy. Prosecutors said that between 1992 and 2004 he helped … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. For many years, the four racial groups were separated politically and socially by law. This policy of racial separation is called `apartheid’. South Africa’s … Continue reading

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A significant proportion of Victorian police officers would be unlikely to speak up if they knew of wrongdoing, and more must be done to protect whistleblowers, according to a new report. The Office of Police Integrity report tabled in State … Continue reading

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British authorities have unveiled a plan to log information about every email, phone call and text message sent in the UK. Although officials claim they will not read messages or listen to phone calls without a warrant, the proposal has … Continue reading

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The United States military is engaged in covering up widespread sexual assault of male and female personnel, according to a new documentary. ‘The Invisible War’ premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award. … Continue reading

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A new report has described “horrific” child sex assaults and brutal initiation ceremonies in the Australian military. Defence Minister Stephen Smith has denied covering up the extent of abuse, stretching from the 1950s to the present. Three months ago he … Continue reading

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Hunger and thirst are wholly or partly to blame for an average of more than three deaths a week in Victorian hospitals. Last year 83 patients died directly of dehydration and 48 of malnutrition, with thirst and hunger contributing to … Continue reading

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Melbourne Water has admitted overcharging customers, but says it will continue to do so at least until early next year. After newspapers revealed that households have been mistakenly billed for a desalination plant that is not yet operating, Melbourne Water … Continue reading

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