“Imagine you are living in a place with no water and power. Disease start spreading and every day more people are getting sick. And all of this is happening by the orders of ABF and DIBP from Canberra.”
As the eighth asylum seeker dies in offshore processing, conditions decline further and the situation worsens for refugees.
“The PaTH program has now been implemented and young jobseekers are being encouraged to work in retail and hospitality roles for free.”
With young jobseekers being encouraged to sign up to the PaTH internship program, companies are benefiting from free labour and a government subsidy. The question is, what are the interns gaining?
US cautious on Marawi action; Sara Netanyahu facing indictment for misusing funds.
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On rights and obligations
Voluntary assisted dying is strongly opposed by Right To Life Australia through its tried and tested tactics of political intimidation and by framing compassion as “killing” (John Power, “Unwritten …
Long before Australian actors were celebrated in the US, Anthony LaPaglia was forging a solid career in theatre and movies. But, he says, his rise to stardom could not have been more unexpected.
With a focus on sustainable materials, Kit Willow Podgornik’s label, Kitx, is producing flowing garments so popular they push their handmade manufacturing to the limit.
Studies into the serious effects of noise on health are now being applied to aviation safety, with concerning results.
Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
John. (Bonus point: Baker Street.)
“If I was supposedly out there to conduct a meeting with Melbourne’s underworld would I have done it in public in the middle of the Lobster Cave?”
The Victorian opposition leader explains he didn’t expect an alleged mafia boss to be at a dinner he attended with donors. He remains tough on crime and even refuses to split the bill sometimes.
“No one had seen anything like this before and they’re all pretty fascinated by it.”
The father of a boy mauled by sea lice at Brighton Beach in Melbourne explains the response of hospital staff to his son’s bloody legs. In the medical profession, “fascinated” and “disgusted” are more or less the same thing.
“Personally, I’m not very good at tax avoidance. I’ve paid a lot of tax.”
The prime minister offers his view on discretionary trusts. Presumably he only sends his money to the Cayman Islands when it needs a holiday.
“I am confident that the campaign will be respectful of all Australians.”
The Tasmanian senator voices his support for a postal vote on same-sex marriage. Respectfully, his own colleagues liken gays to paedophiles and link their unions to bestiality, and the thought that this campaign might be anything other than a licence for the most vile bigotry is complete bullshit.
“Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him.”
The North Korean general explains that United States President Donald Trump is “extremely getting on the nerves” of the rogue state. War is a short finger away.
“I know this trial has been very difficult, not only for me, but also for others, and for family and friends.”
The brother of the NSW treasurer responds to a verdict of not guilty in his trial for rape.