Monthly Archives: September 2014

Religious people are no more likely to act morally than the irreligious, according to a new study. The study, ‘Morality in Everyday Life’, was published in the journal Science. The study used text messaging to gather data from 1,200 people. … Continue reading

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James Hardie Industries paid no tax on a decade of average annual profits of $204 million, according to a new report. The report prepared by the Tax Justice Network and United Voice, found that the company avoids tax by operating … Continue reading

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Record temperatures in Australia in 2013 were almost certainly caused by man-made climate change, five separate studies have found. Researchers from the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and the University of NSW have concluded it is “virtually impossible” … Continue reading

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The Australian Senate has passed the biggest changes to the powers of the nation’s intelligence agencies in 35 years. The Abbott government’s first national security bill, also supported by Labor, increases the powers of agencies to gather intelligence. The bill … Continue reading

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Authorities have failed to prosecute smugglers secretly shipping ‘e-waste’ out of Australia without permits. The Department of the Environment confirmed 21 containers of e-waste – old electronics such as televisions, computers, printers and mobile phones – had been intercepted without … Continue reading

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At least three victims of military abuse have taken their own lives while waiting for counselling and compensation from the government taskforce set up to deal with their cases. Chairman of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART), Len Roberts-Smith QC, … Continue reading

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The Immigration Department intends to deport a nine-year-old autistic boy, in order to save the money that would be spent on his medical treatment. Nine-year-old Tyrone Sevilla and his mother, clinical nurse Ma Cecilia “Maria” Sevilla, are likely to be … Continue reading

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Serious injuries on ACT construction sites have risen for the second year in a row on a per capita basis, two years after a major report into site safety called for a reduction of 35 per cent. In 2012-13, Canberra’s … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: Madam Speaker, regrettably, for some time to come, Australians will have to endure more security than we’re used to, and more inconvenience than we’d like. Regrettably, for some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom … Continue reading

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One in five women in the U.S. has been raped at some point in their lives, a survey found, and most victims experienced sexual violence before age 25. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based … Continue reading

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