Monthly Archives: September 2013

Telstra will fire at least 1100 employees, despite recording annual profits of more than $3 billion for the past five years. Telstra chief operations officer Brendon Riley said he could not rule out further cuts to other divisions before the … Continue reading

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Humans have already released half the total carbon dioxide emissions permissible before the planet is at risk of warming to dangerous levels, a draft United Nations scientific assessment says. The final draft of a major assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

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A Catholic priest has been defrocked and excommunicated for supporting gay marriage and the ordination of women, much more quickly than many priests who were defrocked for abusing children. Reynolds, who resigned as a parish priest in 2011 and last … Continue reading

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128 Victorians have killed themselves in the past decade because of gambling addictions, the State Coroner has revealed. It is the first time in more than 10 years that such figures have been publicly released. Anti-gambling groups’ previous attempts to … Continue reading

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Senior figures within NSW Scouts were told about inappropriate behaviour by Hunter region Scout leader Steven Larkins years before he was arrested by police for abusing children but refused to kick him out on the grounds that it would “look … Continue reading

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Women are being sexually assaulted by taxi drivers preying on lone females leaving clubs and parties, specialist doctors who examine rape victims have warned. Research by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine shows most victims have been picked up in … Continue reading

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Police will be allowed to arrest anyone deemed a threat to the G20 summit and hold them for up to a week without giving them bail, if a proposed bill becomes law. The G20 Safety and Security Bill, now before … Continue reading

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