LL:ART: All the News That Fits - February 18-24

2004-02-23 Thread news
Call centre company TeleTech has rejected a claim by a Sydney employee for leave following the death of his grandmother. The company refused to let him use either accumulated sick pay, leave without pay or annual leave, to allow him to observe a traditional Jewish seven day mourning period.

LL:ART: All the News That Fits - February 10 - 16

2004-02-16 Thread news
An enquiry into the Australian Defence Force has found a culture of suicides and abuse, including gang rapes. One 19 year old soldier, John Satatas, was found dead at Holsworthy Army Base in an apparent suicide. The Portugese-Australian soldier had 'Spiros' scrawled in black pen over his face

LL:ART: All the News That Fits - January 4 to 9

2004-02-09 Thread news
The brother of a trainee paramedic who died in an ambulance crash has been docked a day's pay, after attending the funeral of another paramedic who died with his brother. Terry Oakley's brother, trainee paramedic Phil Oakley, died with Rob Bland when their ambulance ran off Maroondah Highway

LL:ART: All the News That Fits - January 24 to February 3

2004-02-05 Thread news
A woman who started a six-month job contract with the Australian Taxation Office was fired 4 hours into her first day through no fault of her own, and was then given three different reasons why. Celeste Pridmore got a job with the ATO through the private employment agency Skilled Engineering.

LL:ART: All the News That Fits - January 20-27.

2004-01-30 Thread news
The Wal-Mart chain of supermarkets in the United States is under fire for reportedly locking in overnight workers at many of its stores, sometimes to the detriment of their own safety. The New York Times reported a number of cases in which employees were allegedly prevented from leaving a

LL:ART: All the News That Fits - January 14 to 19.

2004-01-19 Thread news
Australian troops secretly attacked Iraqi forces a day before war was announced by either the US or Australian governments. SAS units attacked Iraqi positions on the evening of March 18 (Iraq time). This was 16 hours after President Bush had given Saddam Hussein a 48 hour ultimatum to leave

LL:ART: All the News That Fits - December 30 - January 13

2004-01-14 Thread news
A quarter of all land animals, more than a million species, could be extinct by 2050 due to climate change. The research by an international group of scientists found that 24 percent of species would go extinct using 'middle of the road' predictions on the amount of global warming. Land

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2003-08-26 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Prime Minister's Office Fabricated Evidence on Iraq...This Fine Australian Gets Away With It...Police Corruption Privatised...But I Had To Feed My Starving BMW...US Environmental Report Doesn't Mention Global Warming, Pollution From Cars...Howard Makes Unjustified Ratbag

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2003-08-20 Thread Hutchings, James
(apologies for ATNTF not going out last week - I was away from work) This weeks stories: Blood Is Thicker Than George Bush...Weapons of Mass Destruction Found In Iraq... An American writer in the London Times has described the Iraq war as almost bloodless. The civilan death toll from the war

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2003-08-14 Thread Hutchings, James
This weeks stories: Government Implicated in Siev-X Sinking...Telstra's Family Friendly Policy Copied From Government...Branch Stacking Still Common In ALP...But Drugs Are Better For The Economy...Quote of the Week - Bill Gates Is Reading My Mail. Last week's All the News That Fits reported

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2003-07-30 Thread Hutchings, James
This weeks stories: Government Soft On Immigration Slavery...Trying To Kill Yourself Is A Sane Response To Refugee Detention...No Cash Discount...Government Doesn't Know Why People Won't Take Public Transport...Quotes of the Week. Four people have been charged with slavery in Melbourne. They

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2003-07-23 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Government Outsources Fraud...Union Demands 8 Minutes Rest...Majority Disbelieves Official Story on Iraq...Up In Smoke. Crime syndicates are making millions of dollars from false GST claims. Some investigators estimate as much as 10 per cent of GST revenue is lost

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2003-07-17 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Ill, Legal Substances...Foreigners Bring Foot In Mouth Disease...That Showed Em...Government To Build Radioactive Dump...Outsourcing Works, Say Companies...Quotes of the Week. The full bench of the Industrial Relations Commission has upheld Qantas' decision to sack an

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2003-07-08 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Government Knew of Iraq Doubts...Land of the Long Week...Allied Soldiers Take Home Their Own Little Piece of Iraqi Freedom...Centrelink Has Weapons Of Mass Destruction...Quotes of the Week. Former US offical Greg Thielmann says that serious doubts about the Iraqi

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2003-07-03 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Eight Deaths Since Beginning of Mandatory Detention...Guess They Were Right Then...Maybe He Couldn't Tell Them Apart...Refugee Children Riot and Try To Escape For No Reason Whatsoever...It's All Under Control...Quotes of the Week. Federal government records show eight people

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2003-06-27 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: CNN Rules!...Absolutely Fascist...Telstra Getting Better And Better, From Some Points of View... I Don't Read Files, But I Do Read Bank Statements...Thanks Losers...Not-Wanting-To-Be-A-Mormon Disease Spreads...Quote of the Week. A poll has found that a third of people in

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2003-06-17 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Only one in five year 12 students who go to university next year will receive the Federal Government's youth allowance, forcing many to forgo the opportunity, a new report reveals. Using previously unpublished Centrelink figures, the Centre for Population and Urban

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2003-06-11 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Drug Squad Misunderstood Why It Was Called That...It's Not The Colour of Your Skin, It's the Colour of Your Money...Why They Always Stuff Your Bill Up. (Last week's All the News That Fits reported that Peter Hollingworth received a $310,000 salary while he was

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2003-06-03 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: But The Taxpayers Probably Asked For It...Dramatic Rescue...Government Believes It Is Losing to Public Sector Unions...Weapons of Mass Destruction Found...Quotes of the Week. Former Governor-General Peter Hollingworth will get a lifetime government pension worth at least

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2003-03-31 Thread Hutchings, James
Tim Collins, one of the people accused of helping refugees escape from Woomera, is now out on bail. This week's stories: US Liberates More Iraqis...To the Joy of the Australian People...All The News That Fits Editor Blows Own Trumpet...Quotes of the Week. US troops killed seven Iraqi women

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2003-03-24 Thread Hutchings, James
One of the people accused of helping refugees escape from Woomera is asking for letters of support. Please write to: timothy daniel collins port augusta prison po box 6 port augusta SA 5700 (Tim can't receive any books or papers but can receive cash and money orders). This week's stories:

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2003-03-20 Thread Hutchings, James
One of the people accused of helping refugees escape from Woomera is asking for letters of support. Please write to: timothy daniel collins port augusta prison po box 6 port augusta SA 5700 (Tim can't receive any books or papers but can receive cash and money orders). This week's stories:

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2003-03-13 Thread Hutchings, James
One of the people accused of helping refugees escape from Woomera is asking for letters of support. Please write to: timothy daniel collins port augusta prison po box 6 port augusta SA 5700 (Tim can't receive any books or papers but can receive cash and money orders). This week's stories:

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2003-03-03 Thread Hutchings, James
One of the people accused of helping refugees escape from Woomera is asking for letters of support. Please write to: timothy daniel collins port augusta prison po box 6 port augusta SA 5700 (Tim can't receive any books or papers). This week's stories: Alcohol Industry Relies on Binge Drinkers

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2003-02-25 Thread Hutchings, James
Correction: Last week's All the News That Fits quoted a story by the Financial Review which gave some figures on the call centre industry. The Financial Review seems to have made a mistake with them. This week's stories: Australian Soldier Charged Over East Timor...Nursing Home Crisis

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2003-02-18 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Invasion of Iraq to Reward American Oil Companies...Call Centres Get Worse...Insane Prisoner Can Be Forcibly Medicated then Executed...Gap Between Rich and Poor Not Wide Enough Say Employers...NSW Education Department Just Knew It Was Going To Fail, Didn't Bother Turning Up

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2003-02-04 Thread Hutchings, James
To the person who mailed me a donation recently - thanks! Could you email me, because I couldn't contact the email in your letter. This week's stories: Grief, Anxiety and Confusion - We Must Be in Church...Democracy Not Very High on the Agenda For US...Threat To World Peace From Rogue

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2003-01-29 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Low-Income Schools Failing Because of Lack of Funding...Resistance is Useful...Some Terrorists are More Equal Than Others...the War on Terror Successfully Stamps Out Amateur Photography...No Link Between Iraq and Al Qa*da...Family Driven Insane By Immigration

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2003-01-23 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Some Fires Are More Important Than Others...Bosses Agree, There's No Comparison Between Our Pay and the Plebs'...A Terrorist Is Someone Who's On Their Side...Lying Gets the Swoosh of Approval...Train Drivers Refuse to Move Ammunition for Gulf War...Quote of the Week

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2003-01-13 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Running People Over Legalised...No, Blood For Oil...US Government Says It Doesn't Need Evidence...Most People Don't Trust Politicians...Cost-Effective and Streamlined, But At the Same Time Not Very Good...Nestle Tries To Get Blood From A Stone...A Terrorist Is Someone

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2003-01-05 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Police May Have Murdered Suspect...Treat People Like Animals, and Funnily Enough...Private Schools Allowed to Persecute Students...Police and ASIO To Get New Powers By the Back Door?...Internet Filters Engage in Secret Censorship...37 Months' Jail For Joking About the

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2002-12-18 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Free Choice Is Fine But People Aren't Choosing What The Government Wants...US Government Favours Nuclear War...And Decides They Own the Moon...Kerry Packer Stole My Water...Papua New Guinea Still A Colony. The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Tony Abbott,

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2002-12-10 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Former ALP Premier and Minister Says Party Now the Same as the Liberals...Is That A Sigh of Relief Or Are You Just Dying?...A Terrorist is Whoever We Call A Terrorist...Government May Have Been Able to Save 353 Refugees... A senior member of the Labor Party has quit her

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2002-12-03 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Breaking And Entering to be Legalised...The 'I'd Quite Like A Holiday In The Pacific' Solution...It's Not Assault When Your Boss Does It...No Connection Between Refugees, and Terrorists Trying to Enter Australia...Quote of the week. Police will have the power to secretly

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2002-11-18 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Government Ignored Rape...Nursing Home Crisis Impacting On Public Hospital System...Another Liberal Party...It's Not Terror When Our Government Does It... An asylum seeker was gang raped in an Australian jail and this was ignored by authorities, who later sent him to the

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2002-11-12 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Proof That Bosses Are Worse Than Useless...New Refugee Centre Has Same Old Brutality...I Don't Care What You Want, You're Getting Freedom of Choice... Like many people in Argentina, the employees at the Grissinopoli bread factory were caught up in the country's economic

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2002-11-10 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Detention Centre Worker Fired For Refusing To Beat Refugees...Government Against Some Terrorism...Government Lied About Refguees To Win Election...And Here We Go Again... A gym instructor working at a refugee detention centre has been sacked after she refused to beat a

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2002-10-30 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Rape Not That Serious, According to Victorian Legal System...Equal Opportunity Isn't For Poor People...Refugees An Easier Target Than Terrorists...It's Official: Bosses Are Evil and Insane...Quote of the Week. One rapist convicted in Victoria last year was given a

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2002-10-22 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Jails Creating Criminals...New York Firefighters Get Words But No More...Selective Compassion After Bali Bombing... A former nurse at a jail has said that criminals are routinely brutalised to the point that jail makes them far more likely to commit serious crimes, not

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2002-10-01 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: License to Kill...Labor Leader Tries to Stop Debate...Union Leader Could Be Jailed for Protecting Shop Stewards...Woman To Be Deported, Seperated From Child...Public Service Heads Out Of Touch...Refugee Put in Danger By Immigration Department... Murderers are having their

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2002-09-23 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Private Trams Efficient At Collecting Corporate Welfare...Wealth Gap Not Too Bad On Paper...WEF Blockade Violence Never Happened...Support For War Decreases...Ruddock's Daughter Leaves Australia Over Immigration Policy...Free Market Drives People To Suicide... Yarra Trams,

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2002-09-17 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Boss of the Year...Australians Favour Strong Action By Someone Else...Advertising Industry Finds Itself Not Guilty...Golden Circle Wins Prize for Short Fiction...McDonalds Launches Strategy to Promote World Anti-McDonalds Day... Employees of one of the world's largest

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2002-08-29 Thread Hutchings, James
This Week's Stories: The Commonwealth Bank will lose a further 1000 jobs - despite its annual profit jumping 11 percent, to $2.6 billion. (Herald Sun). A Melbourne Nazi leader has been sent to jail for stabbing someone who criticised his beliefs. Patrick O'Sullivan was at a party in Fitzroy

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2002-06-19 Thread Hutchings, James
This week's stories: Police Engaged in Racist Harassment..Framed Three Men..and Killed Another...One In Seven Child Abuse Cases Ignored...Casino Authority Took $200,000...Terror At Home...Politicians To Get Further Benefits...Catholic Church Gives Money But No Apology..Anglicans Give Lecture But