Monthly Archives: January 2013

The man who is now Australia’s most senior Catholic failed to remove a priest who teachers said posed a danger to children at a Melbourne primary school, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Cardinal George Pell, who was then a bishop, … Continue reading

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Two Catholic Church officials in California plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement as late as 1987, newly released internal Church records have revealed. The records show that Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony, who is now retired, … Continue reading

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Cuts to government payments to single parents have driven some women to prostitution, according to news reports. An Australian Associated Press report says that two brothels in Melbourne and Brisbane have experienced an “influx” of applications from single mothers looking … Continue reading

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The wait for public housing is so long that many Victorians are dying of old age before they receive accommodation. More than 380 people who died before getting a home have been removed from state government waiting lists in the … Continue reading

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Recent bushfires and heatwaves in Australia were exacerbated by global warming, according to a new report from the Federal Government’s Climate Commission. The report – Off the Charts: Extreme Australian Summer Heat – warns of more extreme bushfires and hotter, … Continue reading

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The UK Border Agency has rejected a recommendation that it stop using force on pregnant women and children it is trying to remove from the UK, according to an internal government document. The document contains UKBA’s response to recommendations for … Continue reading

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NSW police need to overhaul their use of Tasers after numerous incidents of brutality, misuse and two deaths involving the weapons in two years, an ombudsman’s report says. NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour tabled his report, ‘How are Taser weapons used … Continue reading

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Private company Serco kept refugees in “filthy” and “squalid” conditions in the months leading up to the riot in a Darwin detention centre, new documents have revealed. The Immigration Department’s regional manager for detention operations in the Northern Territory and … Continue reading

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A retired New South Wales Hunter Valley Catholic priest has been charged with covering up child sex offences committed by another man. He is charged with concealing a serious crime relating to child sex offences allegedly committed by another Hunter … Continue reading

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