Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Reserve Bank directed lawyers to ensure that its only senior official to provide a statement to police did ”not provide any more assistance than was necessary”, a court has heard. Committal proceedings against eight former executives from Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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Serving Australian soldiers joked about murdering Muslims who clashed with police during a protest against an anti-Muslim film. A page belonging to a soldier from the Royal Australian Regiment based in Townsville, who served in Afghanistan, included comments such as … Continue reading

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25 years after the Commonwealth announced a Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, there has been no change in the number of indigenous people dying in jail. Critics say that the report’s 339 recommendations have largely been ignored. Aboriginal … Continue reading

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The US military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States – the same legal category as al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel … Continue reading

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Child protection case workers say that the New South Wales state government is not trying to fill vacancies which are hampering their efforts to help abused children. Public Service Association assistant general Steve Turner said child protection caseworker vacancies in … Continue reading

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At least eight women have died in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman, local officials say. NATO has conceded that between five and eight civilians died as it targeted insurgents. (Source: BBC website)

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Northern Territory police listened to music while a wounded man died in their cells, according to a coroner’s report. An inquest heard Kwementyaye Briscoe, 27, was dragged along the floor by police at the Alice Springs watch house after being … Continue reading

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Medical students say they face being expelled from their course if they speak out about wrongdoing or mistreatment of patients. Queensland Health has required all medical students at the University of Queensland to sign a seven-page document agreeing not to … Continue reading

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A Cambodian journalist who has been writing extensively on illegal logging in the country’s northern province of Ratanakiri has been found dead in the boot of his car. The murder of Hang Serei Oudum comes just months after the killing … Continue reading

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Australia is failing to meet the basic rights of people with disabilities, according to a new report. The Disability Rights Now report is based on three years of community consultation and research by disability, community and human rights groups. Queensland … Continue reading

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