Category Archives: Social Affairs

‘I was scared I’d lose my son’: United Airlines wrongly accuses father of molesting child

Police detained and questioned a man after a United Airlines flight attendant reported to authorities that he had placed his hand close to a young boy’s genitals during the flight. Henry Amador-Batten was travelling home to North Carolina with his five-year-old son, Ben,

‘I was scared I’d lose my son’: United Airlines wrongly accuses father of molesting child

Police detained and questioned a man after a United Airlines flight attendant reported to authorities that he had placed his hand close to a young boy’s genitals during the flight. Henry Amador-Batten was travelling home to North Carolina with his five-year-old son, Ben,

Cassandra Sainsbury’s living hell in Colombia’s ‘worst possible’ prison

Cassandra Sainsbury is living in “harsh”, “undignifying” conditions in the confines of Colombia’s largest, heavily overpopulated women’s prison while she awaits her trial. The 22-year-old Adelaide woman was arrested for allegedly carrying 18 packages of cocaine, amounting to 5.8kg, at

Cassandra Sainsbury’s living hell in Colombia’s ‘worst possible’ prison

Cassandra Sainsbury is living in “harsh”, “undignifying” conditions in the confines of Colombia’s largest, heavily overpopulated women’s prison while she awaits her trial. The 22-year-old Adelaide woman was arrested for allegedly carrying 18 packages of cocaine, amounting to 5.8kg, at

Coles ditches ‘I’m free’ slogan after worker complaints

Coles has withdrawn its “I’m free” hand-held signs after female employees complained of being sexually harassed by customers making derogatory comments. The supermarket giant pushed the “I’m Free” slogan as part of its Easter campaign to promote additional checkouts being opened during

Coles ditches ‘I’m free’ slogan after worker complaints

Coles has withdrawn its “I’m free” hand-held signs after female employees complained of being sexually harassed by customers making derogatory comments. The supermarket giant pushed the “I’m Free” slogan as part of its Easter campaign to promote additional checkouts being opened during

Swearing Q&A granny shuts down anti-euthanasia claims

An elderly woman has called “bulls**t” on claims that likened euthanasia to “intentional killing” in response to her Q&A plea for the right to die. The 81-year-old and her 90-year-old husband, Ron, told the Q&A panel they intended to seek some form

Swearing Q&A granny shuts down anti-euthanasia claims

An elderly woman has called “bulls**t” on claims that likened euthanasia to “intentional killing” in response to her Q&A plea for the right to die. The 81-year-old and her 90-year-old husband, Ron, told the Q&A panel they intended to seek some form

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s absence sparks agreement on Q&A amid freedom of speech debate

The Q&A panellists launched into an emotive discussion around freedom of speech, largely powered by the absence of controversial anti-Islamic activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali who was due to appear as a member of Monday night’s panel. While the exact “security concerns”, among other reasons,

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s absence sparks agreement on Q&A amid freedom of speech debate

The Q&A panellists launched into an emotive discussion around freedom of speech, largely powered by the absence of controversial anti-Islamic activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali who was due to appear as a member of Monday night’s panel. While the exact “security concerns”, among other reasons,

Leaks reveal Peter Dutton’s push for postal vote on same-sex marriage

Cabinet minister Peter Dutton has reportedly proposed a “voluntary postal vote” to settle Australia’s stance on same-sex marriage. Mr Dutton is believed to be working behind-the-scenes for an alternative path which could see gay marriage legalised in Australia, according to Fairfax

Leaks reveal Peter Dutton’s push for postal vote on same-sex marriage

Cabinet minister Peter Dutton has reportedly proposed a “voluntary postal vote” to settle Australia’s stance on same-sex marriage. Mr Dutton is believed to be working behind-the-scenes for an alternative path which could see gay marriage legalised in Australia, according to Fairfax

McDonald’s staff subjected to unpaid ‘compulsory cleaning’

Teenage McDonald’s workers have been exploited at a Brisbane store, instructed to complete three hours of unpaid “compulsory cleaning” at the threat of having their hours cut back. The parent of a former employee, who wished to remain anonymous to protect

McDonald’s staff subjected to unpaid ‘compulsory cleaning’

Teenage McDonald’s workers have been exploited at a Brisbane store, instructed to complete three hours of unpaid “compulsory cleaning” at the threat of having their hours cut back. The parent of a former employee, who wished to remain anonymous to protect