Monthly Archives: August 2012

Paramedics who witnessed police shoot dead a mentally ill Sydney man have contradicted claims made by the officers involved and say that at no stage did he pose a threat to anyone other than himself. Karl Johnstone and Cheri Lutz … Continue reading

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An ad for staff to clean a Coles supermarket specified “no Indians or Asians.” The ad appeared on the free classifieds website Gumtree, and called for experienced staff to clean the Coles supermarket at Hobart’s Eastlands Shopping Centre. It specified … Continue reading

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Cigarette companies are expanding in the Third World, and will “cause far more deaths than any wars we’ve ever seen” according to experts. About two-thirds of men in Indonesia smoke cigarettes or another form of tobacco. Smokers in Indonesia are … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: The environment is a good one. High prices, lots of volatility, a lot of dislocation, tightness, a lot of arbitrage opportunities. We will be able to provide the world with solutions…and that should also be good … Continue reading

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A Republican candidate for the United States Senate has claimed that rape victims rarely get pregnant due to unspecified biological defences. Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his … Continue reading

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Every private school, regardless of how wealthy, will receive an increase in funding, the federal government has promised. “I’ve never looked at a big independent school in an established suburb and thought ‘that’s not fair’”, Julia Gillard said. ”I look … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: I am here because I cannot be closer to you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for your resolve and your generosity of spirit. On Wednesday night after a threat was sent to this embassy … Continue reading

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Less than a fifth of North American workers are more than “somewhat satisfied” with their jobs, according to a recent survey. Right Management’s online survey of workers in the U.S. and Canada found only 19% were satisfied with their jobs. … Continue reading

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A leading European anti-semitic politician has resigned after his Jewish ancestry was revealed. Csanad Szegedi, member of the European Parliament for Hungary’s Jobbik party, accused Jews of buying up the country and desecrating national symbols, and denounced the ‘Jewish’ political … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard has agreed to address an organisation that has associated gay people with both Nazis and paedophiles. The Prime Minister will address the Australian Christian Lobby’s conference in October. Although the ACL describes its mission as promoting general Christian … Continue reading

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