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UK families hit by cuts in welfare
Prime Minister David Cameron will be forced to defend
cuts to child benefits at his ruling Conservative Party’s
conference overnight, amid opposition claims the key
British government welfare policy is ‘’unravelling’’ and
expert warnings it could have unfair effects.
Children’s Minister Tim Loughton said the... Read More>
The Coalition appears likely to abandon
its pre-election freeze on changes to
industrial relations policy, opening up a
new political battlefront with the Gillard
Three senior members of Tony Abbott’s
shadow cabinet - workplace spokesman
Eric Abetz, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey
and Deputy Opposition Leader Julie
Bishop - yesterday left the way open for
possible changes to Coalition IR policies.
But they insisted the Coalition would not
re-embrace the Howard government’s
WorkChoices blueprint that helped cost it
the 2007 election.
The talk of a policy review came as
Australian Chamber of Commerce and
Industry chief Peter Anderson called
on Mr Abbott to identify and spell out
differences with the government on
industrial relations well ahead of the heat
of the next election campaign.
Pressure is coming from business for
changes to unfair-dismissal... Read More>
Libs put IR back on agenda
Minister to skip global conference
Environment Minister Tony
Burke is set to skip a key
international meeting later
this month that will negotiate
a new global agreement on
The meeting in Nagoya, Japan -
dubbed ‘’the Kyoto Protocol for
all living things’’ - will try to set
new global targets to reduce the loss of plants and animals after
the world failed to reach a 2010 target to ‘’significantly reduce’’
biodiversity decline. Read More>
Defiant Times Square bomber gets life
warned Americans “the
war with the Muslims has
just begun”, as he was
sentenced to life in prison
for a botched attempt to
bomb New York’s famed
“The defeat of the US is
imminent and will happen in the near future,” Faisal Shahzad
told the court shortly before his sentence was... Read More>
Donald Trump admits he could run for US
Tycoon and TV star Donald Trump has said
he is seriously considering running for US
president in 2012 because he doesn’t like the
way the country is heading.
Speaking on Fox News, Trump said America
used to be respected, but if things keep
going the way they’re going, the US will be
easily overtaken by China.
Trump said if he were to run he would do so as a... Read More>
Online tracker claims to have data
on 8 million Australians
The online behaviour of millions of
Australians is to be tracked and auctioned to
advertisers by a new generation of internet
businesses setting up shop here.
The world’s largest ‘’data exchange’’, the
Californian company BlueKai, boasts it
already has the computer addresses and
‘’purchasing intent’’ of 8 million Australians it knows are in the
market for cars, holidays and online shopping.
And a British company, Phorm, which has been... Read More>
Kokoda veteran Bisset dies aged 98
Stan Bisset was Australia’s oldest former Wallaby, a veteran
of the Kokoda campaign and a ‘’beautiful’’ baritone.
‘’One of our last national treasures has just passed,’’ George
Friend, a documentary filmmaker and friend, said of Mr
Bisset after his death at a Sunshine Coast nursing home last
night. Mr Bisset was 98.
‘’He was such a strong, honest, yet... Read More>
Saudi prince killed servant in UK hotel
A gay Saudi prince beat and strangled his male servant to
death in a frenzied sexual assault at their luxury London
hotel suite, a British court heard yesterday.
Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir al Saud, 34, who is a grandson
of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, killed Bandar Abdullah
Abdulaziz on February 15 after abusing him for weeks, the
court heard. Read More>
Demonstrators protest against the Work Choices industrial relations policy in Sydney during the 2007 Federal
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