Nov 26, 2014

Formal inquiry urged into abuse at Australian military academy

Australia should hold a public inquiry into abuse at a prestigious military academy, a long-awaited report into disturbing mistreatment within the defense force found Wednesday. The chair of the investigating task force, Len Roberts-Smith, said two reports submitted in parliament contained “shocking accounts of ...

Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs

Nov 26, 2014

Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs

Australia’s defense minister apologized on Wednesday after saying he would not trust the government-owned submarine firm “to build a canoe,” comments that fueled expectations that most work in a program costing 40 billion Australian dollars ($34 billion) will go offshore. Reuters reported in September ...

Nov 25, 2014

Bonsoy soy milk suit settled in Australia for ¥2.5 billion

Around 500 people in Australia who sued over alleged ill-health after drinking Bonsoy soy milk are to accept a settlement, lawyers acting for the plaintiffs have said. The defendants have agreed to pay the plaintiffs a total of $25 million Australian dollars (around ¥2.5 ...

Aussie mom of baby left in drain charged

Nov 24, 2014

Aussie mom of baby left in drain charged

A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in ...

Blood & Guts

Nov 22, 2014

Blood & Guts

by J.J. O'Donoghue

“Blood & Guts” by Australian journalist Sam Vincent is a behind-the-scenes investigation into whaling and a tale of two countries. Australia is on one side, united in its love of whales and its condemnation of Japan, which has refused to stop killing whales in ...