Public servant mobiles costly for taxpayers http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee ... 6405928387
Koren Helbig TAXPAYER-FUNDED telephones will be overhauled to curb penalties incurred by thousands of public servants who exceed their monthly mobile caps.
Parliament: Ejected MP may have been drunk http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/nati ... 6405942522
Reforms to credit card limits put banks 'on edge' http://www.couriermail.com.au/money/ban ... 6404386166
By Sarah Michael BANKS aiming to lure customers into upping credit limits before laws banning the practice come into effect on July 1.
Weak market: Times are tough for Australia's millionaires http://www.couriermail.com.au/times-are ... 6403744044
Abbott steers away from the media http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opin ... 6405820225
Dennis Atkins IN Canberra there's nothing more frustrating for press gallery journalists than trying to pin down Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
Syrian chief denied visa for Olympics http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-n ... 6406037123
AFP BRITAIN has refused to grant the head of the Syrian Olympic Committee a visa to travel to London for next month's Games.
Fury over state job cuts http://www.theage.com.au/national/fury- ... 20tu8.html
JOSH GORDON Child protection department cops biggest hit in Baillieu government's 4200 public-sector sackings.
COMMENT: When NATO decided it wanted former Libyan leader Gadaffi out and their stooges in, the Australian Government supported the bombing of innocent civilians, the obliteration of infrastructure and the imposition of the current regime by outside powers, and it is this newly imposed regime which is holding this Australian lawyer without charge. Well done again NATO and Australia.
Libya 'may detain Australian lawyer indefinitely' http://www.theage.com.au/national/libya ... 20ttc.html
COMMENT: Politicians are all the same. If you don't know by now that they make telling lies and art form you haven't been paying attention all your life.
John Howard: There will be no GST under any Government I lead.
Julia Gillard: There will be no carbon tax under a Government I lead.
Carbon tax biggest overhaul since GST http://www.theage.com.au/national/carbo ... 20tu6.html
COMMENT: Goodness, a truthful report about the real situation in Gaza from the corporate media. Is it too much to hope they have developed a conscience? Few realize that the water purity and plentiful supply in Gaza were renowned and were fought over many times in history, including when the WW1 Allies needed to water their troops and animals as they advanced against the Ottoman Turks. That once renowned water quality and abundant supply have been ruined by Israeli behaviour since 1948.
Gaza's children live and die on dirty water
RUTH POLLARD Too contaminated to drink and never in continuous supply because of daily power shortages, the water in Gaza is causing chronic health problems and contributing to high rates of child mortality. http://www.theage.com.au/world/gazas-ch ... 20tlf.html
COMMENT: This article is framed to create the impression that Russia is a bad boy here. It is well known that Russia and Syria have been allies for many years and just as we support and supply our allies so too do the Russians. The bad boys in the Syrian matter are the interfering external powers such as the USA and Israel who want Assad out at any cost. Who governs whom is no business of ours. This is a matter for the people of those countries and for the United Nations to take action if international Law has been broken. There are many, many corrupt and tyrannical regimes in the world and we support our own in Afghanistan.
Russia vows to deliver Syrian arms http://www.theage.com.au/world/russia-v ... 20tli.html
Security forces end deadly Taliban siege http://www.theage.com.au/world/security ... 20toj.html
COMMENT: You can bet all you have that the phones have been running hot between Australia and the US over the Assange matter and in the end Australia will do as the US tells it to do.
Are Assange's fears justified? http://www.theage.com.au/world/are-assa ... 20u6i.html
COMMENT: The Federal Opposition has been chasing votes for way too long over the boat people saga. Mr Abbott must immediately allow the Opposition to support the Government's Malaysian solution. If it works this may end the deaths and in flow of boat people. If it fails the Opposition will be proven correct. In any case the Opposition must pass the Legislation and then, if elected next year, it can change the Legislation. The Opposition is cynically refusing to pass the Malaysian solution just to keep the boat people issue alive so that it can capture the media headlines and try to win votes, all at the cost of innocent lives. We are much better than this as a people.
Boats were in limbo http://www.smh.com.au/national/lives-co ... 20tjg.html
JACQUELINE MALEY Thursday's asylum seeker tragedy could have been averted, refugee advocate claims.
The good, the bad and the long delayed http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/ ... 20tj5.html
ROSS GITTINS Opinion A host of tax and benefit changes - big and small, good and bad - are here.
It's all about the journalism, stupid http://www.smh.com.au/national/its-all- ... 20tfk.html
We are seeing the death of an era of ''blank-cheque journalism''.
Low-income earners locked out of legal aid http://www.smh.com.au/national/tough-me ... 20tgi.html
ANNA PATTY An increasing number of people in NSW are being shut out of the justice system because they are refused legal aid and are too poor to pay for a lawyer.
Branch stacking back as Labor seeks new blood http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/branch-stacki ... 20tho.html
War crimes warning on American air strikes http://www.smh.com.au/world/war-crimes- ... 20tjx.html
COMMENT: I endured several major panic attacks daily for many years until I found a medication which stopped them. They are terrifying things to have to endure. I take this medication daily. I never found that theft was a resultant behaviour of these panic attacks.
Police reject Mary Jo Fisher claims http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-22/p ... er/4087378
South Australian police have hit back at statements by Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher that the police prosecution service was "dogged and deliberate" in its attempts to lengthen her trial.
Blasts kill 13, wound 100 in Baghdad market http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-22/b ... et/4087328
At least 13 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded when two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession at a popular market on the northern outskirts of Iraq's capital on Friday, police and hospital sources said.
US refuses to release drone strikes details http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-22/u ... es/4085678
By Brendan Trembath in Washington
The United States government has rejected requests for information on its controversial drones strikes to be made public. http://www.theaussiedigger.com
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