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INCESTUOUS FAMILY SHOCKS AUSTRALIA

Kimberly, 13, reported sexual contact with her uncle, Dwayne, who was nine years old while her aunt, Carmen, 8, watched on. Sisters Ruth, 7, and Nadia, 9, had sexual touching with their brothers Albert, 15, Jed, 14, and Karl, 12. On one occasion, three brothers aged 14 years and under tied their sister, 8, and niece, 13, naked to a tree. The accounts of incestuous underage sex fill pages of court documents.

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THE GRASS IS NOT GREENER IN AUSTRALIA, IT IS WORSE THAN S’PORE

For those who keep dreaming of better and greener pastures in Australia, do read about my experience and know the real situation there, before you make your move there… People like “Sydney Sider”, who wrote this article: “Response to Goodbye Singapore“, are either fake (could be migration company), or holding very high-end jobs. Come on, when you are rich, everywhere also good, even in Iraq… Cheap car, cheap house, that’s what they said… sounds good, until you stay there, live there, study there, work there, then you will start to realize, you are not KING like we are here in Singapore.

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GAY COUPLE ADOPTED YOUNG BOY FOR SEX

Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network. Advertisement. ‘‘Being a father was an honour and a privilege that amounted to the best six years of my life,’’ the American-born Newton, 42, told the court.

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IPPT REVIEW: A LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES’ PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS

Changes are coming soon to make the Singapore Armed Forces' Individual Physical Proficiency Test simpler to administer and train for, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a recent interview. The Straits Times checks out fitness tests carried out in other militaries around the world to see how they measure up against Singapore's.

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SINGAPORE NEEDS TO LEARN FROM AUSTRALIA AND PUT SINGAPOREANS FIRST

Its also difficult to find any supervisor or manager who is a foreigner - the Aussies try to preserve their power base in the workforce by appointing their own people in supervisory positions. I worked in a nursing home before and all the supervisors are white. This is so different from Singapore whereby many of us find ourselves reporting to foreign managers. Unless the foreign labour situation improves here, Singaporeans will continue to search for greener pastures abroad.

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Overseas Singaporean: CPF is one of the best retirement systems worldwide

Hello Daniel, I’m a Singaporean in Melbourne who has spent the last decade working in the financial industry here, dealing with pensions and investments. Back when I left Singapore I was deeply unhappy with the CPF scheme. However over the years, I’ve come to appreciate how it is run and currently believe it’s one of the best systems worldwide.

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Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into Parliament House to prove building’s security is a joke

Liberal senator Bill Heffernan has taken a mocked-up "pipe bomb" into Parliament House to show new security arrangements are "a joke". Under the new system, some passholders and their belongings are not scanned when entering the building. Previously, everybody coming into Parliament House had to be checked through security. Senator Heffernan says the building is "no longer secure". "To demonstrate that, this morning, I brought in what could be... I brought this through security - a pipe bomb," he told a Senate Estimates hearing, as he held up a metal pipe.

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Disgraced FT Anton Casey whitewashes online reputation by publishing self-praising articles

Briton Anton Casey, who fled to Australia in January after being slammed for denigrating public transport commuters, has made headlines again - this time on purpose. In what appears to be a bid for an online makeover, the 39-year-old is believed to have posted a video resume of himself on YouTube two weeks ago. The voice-over points to Mr Casey's "great success" as well as his "deep passion for mentoring" in the 75-second clip which consists of a series of photos, including one of Marina Bay.

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PRC CHINESE SPIES AT SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

Jocelyn Chey, a former diplomat in Beijing and Hong Kong who is a fellow at the Institute of International Affairs and visiting professor at the University of Sydney, said: "It's quite clear that a large part of the business of Chinese diplomatic missions here is just keeping tabs on their citizens." Dr Chey has watched the networks become "increasingly complex" since the Chinese embassy opened in Canberra in 1973. Outside the diplomatic missions, Chinese surveillance work is mainly co-ordinated by the Ministry of State Security and several of the ministry's provincial bureaus. Surveillance and influence work is also performed by the United Front Work Department, through various business and patriotic associations, as well as two departments of the People's Liberation Army.

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MH370: two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean, Australia says

Two objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean, the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, says. Abbott did not reveal what type of objects were detected based on satellite imagery, but said authorities were sending aircraft to examine the area. Australia has assumed responsibility for co-ordinating the search of the southern Indian Ocean for the Boeing 777 which has been missing for nearly two weeks. “I would like to inform the house that new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean,” Abbott told the Australian parliament a short time ago.

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