Why are Australian guards suddenly taking names at a longstanding vigil, where asylum seekers meet the community through a chain-link fence?
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Confirmed: more enhanced screenings of would-be refugees, more single-interview deportations. As one deported asylum-seeker says: “I have not been able to tell my complete story”.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians produces an internationally respected set of ethics guidelines for health professionals. But the college executive has taken a new edition down from its website and quietly disbanded the committee who authored it. Why? In the meantime, The Global Mail has posted a copy of the draft guidelines here.
It’s not as if any of us imagine that compulsive gambling is healthy. But early findings from a new Australian study show that gambling addiction is potentially as bad for your coronary arteries as it is for your cash flow.
After Rio Tinto had its approval to expand a mine in the Hunter Valley overturned by a court, it entered into a flurry of correspondence with the NSW Government. The government joined with Rio to appeal the decision and now wants to change planning laws to favour mining companies. The Global Mail applied under FoI to have the correspondence released — we got a big no.
… and what the implications are for Australia.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel-winning politician, makes a diplomatic visit to Singapore, the enabler of her former enemy.
The Abbott Coalition is flirting with a trade agreement that would allow companies, acting largely in secret, to sue Australia if they don’t like its regulations.
Today genetically modified crops worldwide cover an area four times the size of California. According to some they are the “seeds of death”. Others hold that the technology will help feed the starving. Where do you stand?
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