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X In The Suburbs

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

X IN THE SUBURBS: Apr 05, AU Edition X IN THE SUBURBS Ecstasy and other party drugs used to be an import-only business. But now, home-grown gangs have figured out the trick to pill-making and […]

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Dumbing down education

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is […]

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Dyson vacuums – sucker for a good story

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

How do you take a radical idea and turn it into a market leader? JAMES MORROW talks to Ross Cameron, Managing Director of Dyson Appliances’ South-East Asian operations about how he took a vacuum cleaner […]

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Life in the burbs

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE MISERY INDEX It comes like a thief in the night and empties wallets of purchasing power. And it means debtors make off like bandits. What is it? Inflation – and with oil prices high, […]

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Victoria’s Secret – Investigate Australia Mar 05

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

VICTORIA’S SECRET Why is the Bracks government sticking with a world-first roadside drug test that’s controversial, expensive, and will make Victorian motorists only marginally safer? JAMES MORROW crunches the numbers and finds that there are […]

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Man risks life saving whale

August 22, 2012 MelW 0

By Sid Astbury Sydney (dpa) – An Australian yachtsman was praised for bravery but chided for his foolhardiness after jumping overboard Wednesday to cut a 9-metre humpback whale from ropes that were dragging it under. […]

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216kg of drugs concealed in cartons of raisins

December 1, 2011 MelW 0

A joint operation between the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has disrupted an organised crime syndicate, preventing 216 kilograms of illicit drugs worth an estimated $30 million from […]

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Gillard criticized for shaking hands with the Queen

October 20, 2011 MelW 0

Sydney (dpa) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday defended greeting Queen Elizabeth II with a handshake rather than a curtsy. Monarchists criticised Australia’s first female prime minister for not bending the knee to […]

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Kiwis root for Aussie

October 5, 2011 iwishart 0

“The media storm over the alleged treatment of a few Australian spectators at Rugby World Cup matches is not backed up at all by a scientific survey of New Zealanders attitudes toward Australians” says Stephen […]

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Fresh investigation into Greywolf Mining

October 2, 2011 iwishart 3

UPDATE: on 14 December 2012, Investigate received a letter from Greywolf Resources NL director and CEO Dehong Yu advising that Edward Lancaster “is very unwell and has handed in his resignation to the company.” On […]

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Australian man killed by shark

August 17, 2010 MelW 0

By Sid Astbury Sydney (dpa) – A 31-year-old Australian was killed by a shark  Tuesday as he surfed in the early morning near Gracetown, 270  kilometres south of the west coast city of Perth.     […]

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Australian minister lauds SmartGate system

January 31, 2010 BJokanovic 0

SYDNEY, Jan. 29 (UPI) — Australian Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor says the SmartGate system offers an easier and more efficient alternative to airport customs efforts. O’Connor credited the SmartGate system, which uses ePassports and […]

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Rudd stranded

December 10, 2009 iwishart 0

Sydney (dpa) – Last weekend’s by-election results presented Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with an inconvenient truth: Australians are warming to the opposition Liberal Party’s do-nothing approach to climate change. With an election to contest next […]

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TRAVEL: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT Gary A. Warner says that if you look beyond the sleaze, Amsterdam is full of treasures Forget the canals. Forget the coffeehouses. Forget the acres of Rembrandts and Van Goghs. Forget […]

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SCIENCE: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

COPY CATS Entrepreneurial American scientists are destined for the dog house, says Susanne Quick It’s just another brown brick building in a suburban American business park. But Suite J at the Waunakee Business Center in […]

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TECHNOLOGY: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

IT’S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD From cough syrups to eyeglasses for cows, Martha McKay takes a peek into a very tiny future At the nanotechnology show in New York City recently, companies touted the state-of-the-art, […]

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TRAVEL: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT After a whirlwind trip through India’s sights, smells and sounds, Robert Cross vows to return AIPUR, India – ‘I was told that the first thing you’ll notice is the smell,’ said my friend […]

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THE WATCHER: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN RM JONES The year of the monkey… It was an annus horribilis for an increasingly isolated and beleaguered Republican president under attack from a scathing media and irresolute Democrats in Congress. Each day’s news […]

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FOOD: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

HOMEMADE PROZAC When the weather’s cold and the sun sets mid-afternoon, Eli Jameson finds brightness in the kitchen It has always amazed me that when T.S. Eliot wrote the line, ‘April is the cruelest month’, […]

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THE ARENA: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

JAMES MORROW Get ready for a long, hot summer… Anyone who has ever taken a holiday in a beach community knows that such places can be fairly insular places. When so much time is spent […]

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FOOD: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

NOODLING AROUND Want a fun challenge in the kitchen? Make your own pasta, says Eli Jameson Ah, the pasta aisle of the supermarket. Fettucini, cavatelli, oricchiette, rigatoni, penne rigate…just reading off the names on the […]

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May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

TRAFFICKING IN TEARS Slavery was supposed to be a thing of the past. But in the dark corners of Australia, it is still flourishing – and as SHAUN DAVIES reports, despite recent efforts the government […]

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FIRST DRAFT: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MATT HAYDEN Even Kofi Annan’s got his own weblog now… MARCH 21 2005 Man, this investigation into Kojo and me is a real drag. It’s total pressure, 24-7! I thought having this position meant I […]

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TRAVEL: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

‘NAM PLUSSED Patricia Rodriguez discovers the joys (and hassles) of Vietnam, but falls in love with it anyway LAU CAI, Vietnam – After sleeping fitfully on the night train from Hanoi – note to self: […]

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Sep 05, AU edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

LOST IN TRANSLATION She was a Russian dancer. He was a suburban psychopath. IAN WISHART has the story of a paedophile’s manipulation of the law to gain access to children, and a trail of wrecked […]

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