Monthly Archives: March 2014

An eight year old girl has been expelled from a Christian school for being mistaken for a boy. Sunnie Kahle attended Timberlake Christian School in Virginia, until her grandparents received a letter from the school’s K-8 principal claiming that “there … Continue reading

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A mentally ill homeless man “basically baked to death” in an American jail. Jerome Murdough, a 56-year-old former Marine, was charged with trespassing and placed in an observation unit for mentally ill inmates at Rikers Island prison in New York … Continue reading

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Australian credit card debt has nearly doubled over the last decade, reaching nearly 50 billion dollars in January this year. The average debt per credit card was $3147 in January 2014, up from $2377 in January 2004. The total Australian … Continue reading

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Police in Hawaii are fighting to keep a law which allows them to have sex with prostitutes as part of investigations. Lawmakers in the state are in the process of rewriting its prostitution legislation, and intends to remove the so-called … Continue reading

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An inquiry into the treatment of asylum seeker children on Christmas Island detention centre has found children in a state of gross neglect. In the first stage of the Human Rights Commission’s national investigation into children in detention centres, the … Continue reading

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The Abbott government was consulted and strongly backed the decision of the Papua New Guinea government to shut down a human rights inquiry into the Manus Island detention centre. Justice Cannings instituted his inquiry into human rights into the centre … Continue reading

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A senior Labor Party figure will publicly denounce the ‘tough’ refugee policies of both the government and his own party. A leading member of the NSW Right faction, Iranian-born Senator Sam Dastyari will deliver a speech this weekend marking Nowruz, … Continue reading

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The Federal government will discriminate against construction companies who make ‘restrictive’ deals with unions, refusing to give them government work. Employment Minister Eric Abetz says that “Head contractors do sweetheart deals with trade unions which then requires any subcontractor on … Continue reading

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Refugees detained on Manus Island say Reza Barati was thrown off a¬† balcony before being beaten to death. Fresh allegations surrounding the death of the Iranian asylum seeker emerged¬† on Friday during an inspection of the centre, organised as part … Continue reading

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Child protection workers say that the sexual exploitation of children in state care is “endemic”, and that they are helpless to protect the children in their care. A senior manager working for an agency that manages residential units for teens … Continue reading

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