Monthly Archives: June 2013

The world’s oldest and largest ‘ex-gay’ organisation has disbanded, and apologised for the harm it did to gay people. US-based Exodus International has attempted to ‘cure’ homosexuality since 1976. Their treatments are regarded as pseudo-science by mainstream psychology, but the … Continue reading

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Four officers who lied about the fatal police shooting of a mentally-ill man have been recommended for criminal prosecution by the NSW police watchdog. In addition, a senior officer who led the investigation into the incident, another who reviewed the … Continue reading

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At least 17 male army officers formed an online group that circulated footage of members having sex, taken without the knowledge of the women depicted, and tagged with demeaning commentary about the women. The Chief of the Army, Lieutenant-General David … Continue reading

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Lack of welfare and mental health support for refugees is a ‘ticking time bomb’, according to doctors. Southeastern Melbourne Medicare Local chairman Dr Nicholas Demediuk wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard that they are unable to meet … Continue reading

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A Texas man has been acquited after shooting a prostitute to death for refusing to have sex with him. Ezekiel Gilbert admitted shooting Lenora Ivie Frago, who became paralysed and died seven months later. However he said he did not … Continue reading

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Police officers in Melbourne’s west distributed stubby holders featuring racial slurs against Africans. About 50 of the drink coolers are believed to have been made up for, and distributed among, officers in Sunshine, which has a large refugee community. On … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth Bank concealed financial improprieties by a top financial planner controlling an estimated $300 million in investments for 1300 clients, many of them retired and with serious health problems. The planner, Don Nguyen, who joined the nation’s biggest bank … Continue reading

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The major parties have united to increase secrecy around the running of Federal Parliament, with a new law set to prevent revelations about some perks enjoyed by politicians. Three departments that oversee Parliament – with an annual budget of $170 … Continue reading

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