Monthly Archives: January 2014

A former American police officer has been sentenced to five years’ jail for┬áharassment, wrongful arrest and racial profiling of Latino citizens. Dennis Spaulding was one of four officers in East Haven, Connecticut, who the FBI described as “bullies with badges”. … Continue reading

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Wealthy Australians attempted to avoid paying millions of dollars in tax last year. A Tax Office program forced wealthy Australians to pay a total of $430 million in unpaid taxes and fines last year. Four individuals- racing identity Sean Buckley, … Continue reading

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Lawyers acting for thousands of underpaid intellectually disabled workers will file a Federal Court action in an attempt to stop 10,000 intellectually disabled employees at sheltered workshops signing away their legal rights to sue the government for back pay. Some … Continue reading

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The worst El Nino weather events, which are linked to natural disasters and reduced Australian rainfall, will double with dangerous climate change, research has found. In a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, an international team of researchers … Continue reading

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Doctors who claimed Medicare rebates for treating up to 500 patients a day have been ordered to pay back $1 million in taxpayer funds. One of the doctors claimed about $8300 to ‘treat’ a patient every minute over a single … Continue reading

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Selling Australia Post would devastate rural and regional communities, according to one of the country’s small town post office operators. Bruce Keeley, who owns Braidwood Post Office in the NSW southern tablelands, said he was optimistic for the future of … Continue reading

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The head of Victoria Police has admitted that some of its members ‘racially profile’ the public. Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay, speaking at the launch of the report of an inquiry into police racism, said that “some of our members” … Continue reading

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Companies that fail to reduce their carbon emissions will receive no penalties under the federal government’s ‘Direct Action’ scheme. The federal government has been widely criticised for using public money to buy carbon emission reductions. The Opposition described the policy … Continue reading

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