Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Catholic Church has removed a leading Australian priest who sexually preyed on a disabled and vulnerable woman in NSW, only weeks after reinstating him. The Melbourne Archdiocese has removed Father Tom Knowles from one of the nation’s busiest churches. … Continue reading

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Young men of African origin are more than twice as likely to be stopped, searched, and questioned by police than the rest of the population in parts of Melbourne, an analysis of a police database has revealed. The analysis was … Continue reading

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Oneline retailer Amazon has been accused of using neo-Nazi guards to police their foreign workers in Germany. Germany’s ARD television channel made the allegations in a documentary about Amazon’s treatment of more than 5,000 temporary staff from across Europe to … Continue reading

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The official list of donors to Melbourne mayor Robert Doyle contains misleading information, wrong names, wrong addresses, the non-disclosure of the members of a trust, and undisclosed connections to a property developer. One of Victoria’s most experienced local government lawyers, … Continue reading

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A new campaign has condemned the taxing of tampons as luxury items. WA student Sophie Liley, who started a campaign against applying GST to tampons, said that condoms, lubricant, and sunscreen are all exempt from the tax. The average Australian … Continue reading

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A mining company forced train drivers to stay on their trains for 20 hours, according to their union. The Rail Tram and Bus Union says that Pacific National told four coal train drivers their jobs would be in danger if … Continue reading

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A US government memo has asserted that government officials may lawfully order the military to execute any person they suspect of involvement with terrorism, including US citizens and on US soil, and without any right to trial or requirement to … Continue reading

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An elderly British woman has died after being left without the daily care she needed for nine days. Gloria Foster, who was in her early 80s, was taken to hospital after being found suffering from dehydration and starvation, but died … Continue reading

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Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has launched a legal fight to avoid giving evidence in a case alleging racism and violence by police. A number of African youths from the Flemington area have brought legal action saying they were … Continue reading

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Many patients are leaving hospital with the wrong diagnosis in their medical records, according to a new study. The study, published in Internal Medicine Journal, looked at 150 patients’ discharge summaries at Maroondah Hospital in Melbourne during 2011 and 2012. … Continue reading

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