Monthly Archives: November 2008

Qantas has been criticised for giving its CEO a wage of over $12 million, while offering its other staff a payrise which is less than inflation. Retiring CEO Geoff Dixon ‘earned’ a wage package calculated at $12.2 million. Shareholder and … Continue reading

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The seventh Australian soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. 25-year-old army officer Michael Fussell, from Armidale, was on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was killed by a bomb. (Source: The Age)

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Union bosses spent $80,000 on a luxury trip to London, paid for by a workers’ redundancy fund. Electrical Trades Union secretary Dean Mighell flew business class to London in 2006. He stayed in the Royal Garden Hotel, near Kensington Palace, … Continue reading

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A British bank which is being bailed out with 20 billion pounds of taxpayers’ money, is nonetheless preparing to pay bonuses to thousands of its investment bankers. Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside 1.79 billion pounds to cover staff … Continue reading

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Members of a Victoria police unit “have been prepared to decide guilt without recourse to courts, mete out punishment to those they consider deserve it and lie on oath or turn a blind eye to protect themselves or their colleagues”, … Continue reading

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Declines in business confidence, the stock exchange, and demand and production have not effected corporate leaders’ pay, according to new figures. The survey by the National Australia Bank has found Australian companies’ confidence has now slid for 10 months in … Continue reading

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