News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt has been found guilty in the federal court of breaching racial discrimination laws. According to the Herald Sun, Justice Mordy Bromberg found Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times contravened the Racial Discrimination Act by publishing two articles on racial identity which contained “errors in fact, distortions of the truth and inflammatory and provocative language.” Bolt claimed some fair-skinned aborigines traded on their indigenous heritage for their own gain. Outside court, Bolt said it was a “terrible day for free speech in this country.”
A three-year-old boy was killed yesterday when his mother accidentally reversed into him in her 4WD in their driveway. This is the third tragic ‘driveway’ death of a child in the space of a week. On Monday a mother hit the accelerator instead of reverse and ran over her son and injured her father. Last week a two-year-old girl was also killed in the driveway of her home.
Facebook? Google + is coming for you. Just a week after the mainstream launch of the new Google + site, web trafficking firm Experian Hitwise revealed that traffic to the new site grew by 1269 per cent. The site leapt from 54th to 8th place in the Social Networking and Forums category.
A father in Geraldton, Western Australia was horrified to find his two-year-old daughter chewing on a used condom she’d picked up in a McDonald’s restaurant playground. According to The Age, when the father showed the condom to a junior manager at the restaurant, he was told that it was the second one found in the playground that day.
It has been revealed that staff on the Ellen show had to call 911 earlier this week, when host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres began to suffer chest pains during a producers’ meeting. The fifty-three-year-old star was taken by ambulance to hospital but was back on set just hours later insisting to fans she was fine.
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