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German drug maker covered up warnings about thalidomide risk

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker smh.com.au SECRET files reveal the German maker of thalidomide ignored and covered-up repeated warnings that its drug could damage unborn babies. The Herald has obtained excerpts of never-before-published files from pharmaceutical giant Grunenthal’s archives, which detail … Continue reading

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Top job ‘offered to end probe’

Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker Sydney Morning Herald THE man who led the Australian Federal Police investigation into the AWB oil-for-food scandal has alleged he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the probe. In an explosive statement … Continue reading

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Toxic health dumping scandal

Natalie O’Brien Sydney Morning Herald The dangerous disposal of hazardous substances including liquid uranium and contaminated objects, the dumping of the confidential records of patients and the mishandling of asbestos have exposed a culture of mismanagement in Sydney hospitals. A … Continue reading

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CCTV exposes police lie

Paul Bibby Sydney Morning Herald A group of NSW police officers were exposed as liars by CCTV footage which showed they assaulted a 23-year-old Aboriginal man, not the other way round, a magistrate has found. Ballina Local Court Magistrate David … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey accuses Julia Gillard of ‘lecturing’ world on economic management

Simon Benson & Alison McMeekin Herald Sun/Daily Telegraph UPDATE: THE Australian economy might be a shining light amid the global economic gloom, however Julia Gillard’s decision to write to world leaders about economic management has been slammed by the opposition … Continue reading

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Preschool mental health checks

Jill Stark Sydney Morning Herald THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that will consider behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs of … Continue reading

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Eight glasses of water a myth – academic

Sydney Morning Herald AAP DRINKING eight glasses of water a day to lose weight and stay healthy is a myth, a Melbourne academic says. Australian recommendations suggest an adequate daily fluid intake is about 2.8 litres for women and 3.4 … Continue reading

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Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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High school bullies risk their careers

AAP Sydney Morning Herald High school bullies will get knocked back from working at clubs across NSW under a new program targeting their career prospects. Clubs have joined local high schools in NSW’s Murray region to take a stand against … Continue reading

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Government’s winter thrift tips include board games and blankets

Jessica Marszale News.com.au/Herald Sun PEOPLE should wear jumpers, use blankets, play board games and walk more to save on energy bills this winter, a Federal Government website says. But the suggestions are “very condescending” and overlook the cost of living … Continue reading

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