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November 24, 1992 | From Reuters
The Labor government, after months of debate, Monday scrapped a ban on homosexuals joining the Australian armed forces, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Paul Keating said. A late-night Cabinet meeting settled the issue. It had pitted Defense Minister Robert Ray against Atty. Gen. Michael Duffy, who has been pushing for the move on human rights grounds. Ray had argued that homosexuals could threaten cohesion and morale in the military.
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November 24, 1992 | From Reuters
The Labor government, after months of debate, Monday scrapped a ban on homosexuals joining the Australian armed forces, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Paul Keating said. A late-night Cabinet meeting settled the issue. It had pitted Defense Minister Robert Ray against Atty. Gen. Michael Duffy, who has been pushing for the move on human rights grounds. Ray had argued that homosexuals could threaten cohesion and morale in the military.
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June 11, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael (Willie) Wallace knew how grim the dungeon in this remote jungle settlement could be. He had been locked in the tiny, tin-roofed jail for drunkenness before. Once, police crammed 27 other aborigines into the four-foot-wide cell. They had no water, no lighting, no toilet, no bedding and no guard. But solitary confinement apparently was worse. Locked up alone on March 29, 1987, Wallace cried for water and his mother.
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June 11, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael (Willie) Wallace knew how grim the dungeon in this remote jungle settlement could be. He had been locked in the tiny, tin-roofed jail for drunkenness before. Once, police crammed 27 other aborigines into the four-foot-wide cell. They had no water, no lighting, no toilet, no bedding and no guard. But solitary confinement apparently was worse. Locked up alone on March 29, 1987, Wallace cried for water and his mother.
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September 24, 1993 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Olympic Committee's narrow rejection of Beijing's bid to host the Olympics in the year 2000 demonstrates that, despite its efforts, China has so far failed to erase the stigma of its military repression of pro-democracy demonstrations at Tian An Men Square four years ago. When former President Richard Nixon criticized the Tian An Men Square crackdown during a trip to Beijing in the fall of 1989, Foreign Minister Qian Qichen brushed off the complaint.
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September 2, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Australian teacher Robert Fuller returned to East Timor this week for the first time in 30 years, he was appalled to find a place that was shabbier and less developed than the one he had visited as a young backpacker. "It's like East Timor has regressed 200%," said Fuller, 53, who came here to witness Monday's U.N.
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