Like many companies in the modern media age, Transfield may soon realise that doing bad things is bad business, and its operation of the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres will continue to face scrutiny, writes Michael Bradley.The rules of engagement are changing. As with the political establishment and mainstream … Continue reading
The Global AgeWatch Index 2015 ranks 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. Australia is ranked 17th on the index and is outranked by the Scandinavian countries, most of western Europe, Canada and New Zealand.
I’m a parent and I understand and feel the devastation of the parents of the 26-year-old man who died at last weekend’s Defqon 1 dance festival in Sydney. He died, and eight others were hospitalised because of suspected drug overdoses — most likely ecstasy or similar substances.
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More than 18 months after the murder of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati in the violence of last year’s riots in the Manus detention centre, two men accused of killing him are due to stand trial on Monday.But the evidence before police – from several witnesses and the official … Continue reading
THE first time most Australians became aware of the Border Force Act, which passed into law on July 1, was the attempt by Border Force officers to stop people on the streets of Melbourne to inspect their “papers”. Public outrage, thankfully, put a stop to these bizarre spot checks.Other functions … Continue reading
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A GROUP of West Coast locals are rallying for residents to make their opinions known about the trial of the welfare card scheme to control alcoholism within the community.
An Iranian asylum seeker detained on Nauru has made a report about his alleged mistreatment by Nauruan police to the United Nations human rights agency.Key points Asylum seeker arrested, jailed for 30 hours Claims guards urinated into cell Detained after trying see suicidal sister Sister attempted suicide twice after alleged … Continue reading
Six teenage boys were hooded and transferred to an adult prison after a disturbance at a Darwin juvenile detention facility, despite two of them not being involved in the disturbance and one being younger than the age legally allowed to be held in an adult jail, a report has revealed. … Continue reading