Monthly Archives: August 2013

A major Australian energy company has a culture of sexual harassment, according to a former executive. Kate Shea says she was dismissed from TRUEnergy, now EnergyAustralia, after she complained of sexual harassment. Ms Shea says that she was sexually harassed … Continue reading

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The Federal government will rely on the gambling industry to develop support and counselling services for problem gamblers if it wins government. Tim Costello, Chairman of the Churches Gambling Taskforce, described the policy as “Dracula in charge of the blood … Continue reading

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There is a gap of almost $30 billion between the size of the tax cuts and new spending the Coalition has promised and the savings it has unveiled so far, a leading economist has estimated. Saul Eslake is the first … Continue reading

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Commonwealth science organisation CSIRO must do more to combat bullying in its workplaces, an independent report has found. The report, by Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce AO, has made 34 recommendations for the CSIRO to tackle bullying and harassment in the … Continue reading

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A $40 billion West Australian gas project was unlawfully given environmental approval, the state Supreme Court has found. Chief Justice Wayne Martin ruled that the environmental approvals needed to build a gas hub for Woodside Petroleum’s $40 billion-plus Browse Basin … Continue reading

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The fish and chip shop formerly owned by Pauline Hanson is now run by Vietnamese immigrants. Thanh Huong Huynh and her husband Huong Van Nguyen say they bought the Ipswich business, which has changed hands several times, two years ago. … Continue reading

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Homelessness is fast becoming a major problem on Melbourne’s urban fringe with a doubling in some parts of the city’s west and sharp increases in the south-east and elsewhere. Experts say shortages of affordable housing across Melbourne is a reason … Continue reading

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Australia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world. The report, part-funded by the … Continue reading

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The federal government will spend as much as $37 million on an advertising campaign urging refugees not to come to Australia. The campaign used an ‘extreme urgency’ clause to bypass normal approval regulations and access funds for government advertising. (Source: … Continue reading

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