Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Melbourne business has been fined for exploiting two immigrant workers on visas until both injured themselves. Lakeside Packaging in Campbellfield operates printing machines, general printing and packaging. They brought in two Chinese nationals, Guoping Cai and Zhi Hong Fu. … Continue reading

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Duck shooters have been accused of killing hundreds of protected birds in a single morning. The Department of Primary Industries, with the assistance of Victoria Police, is investigating after reports that more than 200 rare birds and about 2000 other … Continue reading

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Victoria’s elective surgery waiting list will climb by 20 per cent to more than 55,000 patients by June, continuing what doctors and nurses say is an alarming trend that puts patients at risk. Funding agreements between Health Minister David Davis … Continue reading

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Over 60 Victorian childcare centres are on a secret watch list over fears youngsters could be at risk. Two pre-schools, 40 long day care, 12 after-hours care, and 10 family day care services are subject to extra monitoring over quality … Continue reading

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The American state with the worst statistics for obesity has passed a bill making it illegal for any city, county or town in the state to require restaurants to label menus with calorie counts. Mississippi has ‘led’ the United States … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: We just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice. Tony Abbott, as reported by Four Corners in 2010.

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The ABC has uncovered details of a secret Victoria Police operation targeting young African-Australians in Melbourne’s inner north. Flemington Police Station conducted Operation Molto in 2006. According to the police force’s operation order document, Molto was established to find criminality … Continue reading

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A high ranking New South Wales police officer has had assault charges against him dropped because he was suffering a stress disorder at the time. Early in 2012 Inspector John Sheehan, 43, kicked a teenage car thief in the head twice … Continue reading

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The government intends to return a group of refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, despite a group of Afghan MPs saying that they cannot guarantee their safety. A group of 30 Afghan MPs has written to the Federal Government urging it to abandon … Continue reading

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Victims of abuse in the Defence Force are being ‘delayed, deterred and deceived’, according to the man responsible for the mental health of Australian soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel Paul Morgan is an Army psychologist. “All forms of abuse are neglected in … Continue reading

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