While Australian public TV channels ABC2
contemplate a possible merger
, on their official Twitter accounts sparks fly
The Department of Immigration and Border Patrol of Australia's secret blacklist of immigration lawyers and agents has been discovered.
DIBP claims that the list is used for "risk assessment" for partner visas and has "no impact" on assessing cases. The Migration Alliance, the lobby group of Australian migration agents that broke the news
of the list, is not convinced.
The annual Melbourne University Puzzle Hunt
is back - and this time they need your help fending off villians with your puzzle-solving abilities. Anyone from anywhere in the world can compete in teams of 1 to 10 people (or you can see the puzzles for yourself
and play at home). [more inside]
Sydney radio station 2dayFM
earned the ire and backlash of the Australian public - rape counsellors
, Australian media
, and Community Services ministers
- after an on-air stunt by morning crew Kyle and Jackie O
went horribly wrong. During their regular "lie detector" segment, a 14-year-old girl was interrogated by the hosts and her mother over her sexual history, against her will, and revealed that she had been raped at 12 on air
(warning: possibly triggering audio clip embedded in news article). [more inside]