Monthly Archives: August 2014

Two former G4s guards have reportedly been arrested and charged with the murder of 23-year-old Reza Barati, an Iranian asylum seeker beaten to death during unrest inside the immigration detention centre on Manus Island. Papua New Guinea’s police commissioner, Jim … Continue reading

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An expert has described the treatment of some refugees as “our Guantanamo.” At least one in four refugees locked in indefinite detention on the basis of secret ASIO findings has attempted or threatened suicide. Several of the 44 refugees have … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment has hit a 15-year high in Victoria. The average Victorian youth unemployment rate for the year to July 2014 was 13.8 per cent, up from 12.3 per cent from the same period a year earlier. Brotherhood of St … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s Melbourne archdiocese could afford to double or triple its $75,000 cap on compensation for sexual abuse victim, according to its executive director of administration. The royal commission into child sexual abuse is investigating the effectiveness of the … Continue reading

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Police are often the provocateurs of violence during demonstrations, according to new research. The Deciding Force project, based at the University of California, Berkeley, has been studying clashes between law enforcement and protestors in 192 cities during Occupy demonstrations in … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Moment: lying fucking cum guzzling slut…and a union member. Just be careful of those mussrats [Muslims]. A lot of them are [a] bunch of Third World degenerate cunts. Online posts by members of the Melbourne University Liberal … Continue reading

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Australia’s monopoly toll road operator Transurban paid $3 million tax last year despite taking in $1 billion in tolls from motorists. In the 10 years before this latest result, Transurban recorded revenues of $6.86 billion and tax expense of just … Continue reading

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Unemployed people may end up being treated the same as convicted criminals under the new work for the dole scheme. The Abbott government revealed details this week of what will constitute work-for-the-dole activities under its proposed regime. The types of … Continue reading

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A Victorian coroner has ruled that a patient found dead in a pool of blood at a Melbourne psychiatric hospital did not kill himself and that the police investigation was “seriously flawed”. Coroner Paresa Spanos has referred the March 30, … Continue reading

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The Liberal candidate for Bendigo West has quit after being discovered to have posted hundreds of bigoted posts on his facebook page. Jack Lyons called Bendigo’s Golden Dragon Museum “ching chong gardens”, and described a woman’s hair as “part of … Continue reading

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