Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program a win for Pacific Islanders, too

Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program a win for Pacific Islanders, too

By Jonathan Pryke Posted May 30, 2018 08:15:50 Photo: Many Australian farmers rely heavily on the seasonal workers to pick crops. (Supplied: Growcom, file photo) In the past week, reports emerged about abuse of migrant workers in Australia’s government-led Seasonal Workers Program. The scheme brings thousands of Pacific workers to …

Takata airbag recall: What should I do if my car is on Australia’s ‘future recall’ list?

Takata airbag recall: What should I do if my car is on Australia’s ‘future recall’ list?

Posted May 28, 2018 12:26:49 Let’s start with the good news — Australia’s consumer watchdog says if your car is on its “future recall” list for defective airbags, you are not in imminent danger. Key points: The ACCC yesterday announced a “future recall” list of cars with defective airbags About …

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Nationals MP David Gillespie has spoken out briefly on Barnaby Joyce’s decision to sell a tell-all story about his personal life. Mr Gillespie has told Sky News he personally ‘wouldn’t be doing interviews for cash’. Barnaby Joyce is under fire after it was revealed his deal with the Seven Network …

Australia’s role in the making of Jack Johnson, labelled the greatest by Muhammad Ali

Australia’s role in the making of Jack Johnson, labelled the greatest by Muhammad Ali

By Daryl Adair Posted May 28, 2018 09:44:10 External Link: Jack Johnson vs Tommy Burns in Rushcutter’s Bay, Sydney Map: Rushcutters Bay 2011 Donald Trump’s announcement of a Presidential pardon for iconic African-American boxer Jack Johnson completes one of the most extraordinary chapters in sport and society. Among whites, Johnson …

Why Australia’s governments, banks and economy don’t want ‘affordable’ housing

Why Australia’s governments, banks and economy don’t want ‘affordable’ housing

Posted May 28, 2018 07:03:38 If you’ve ever spoken to a real estate agent, you would know there are only two scenarios when it comes to Australian property. When the market is running hot, you need to get in quick. And when it’s cooling, it’s an opportunity to grab a …

Venice Architecture Biennale: Australia’s endangered grassland promotes environmental repair

Venice Architecture Biennale: Australia’s endangered grassland promotes environmental repair

Updated May 27, 2018 08:49:16 Photo: Repair pits lush, wild grasses against the traditionally stark aesthetic of an architectural exhibition. (Supplied: Barraco+Wright/Ryan Gardiner) Related Story: Outback pub to represent Australia at Venice architecture awards Earlier this month, the people of Venice might have witnessed a strange spectacle: a field of …

Australia’s doctors elect GP president to ‘send a message’ to Greg Hunt | Australia news

A Melbourne GP, Dr Tony Bartone, has been elected president of Australia’s peak medical body and said improving access to the public health system would be a priority during his two-year term. Bartone on Sunday replaced Western Australian obstetrician Dr Michael Gannon in the role as head of the Australian …

Australia’s banknote printers go on strike

Australia’s banknote printers go on strike

Updated May 25, 2018 16:41:49 The workers who print Australia’s banknotes have gone on strike for a bigger wage rise. Workers at Note Printing Australia (NPA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the RBA, stopped work on Friday, demanding a 3.5 per cent pay rise, rather than the industry average rate of …

Chart of the day: The kids who make up more than half Australia’s child prison population

Posted May 25, 2018 10:07:42 Indigenous children make up 5 per cent of Australians aged between 10 and 17, but 50 per cent of children in jail or under community-based supervision on an average day. In 2016-17, they were 18 times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be under justice …

Australia’s largest cattle company AACo mothballs Darwin abattoir – ABC Rural

Australia’s largest cattle company AACo mothballs Darwin abattoir – ABC Rural

Australia’s largest cattle company, Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), has announced it will suspend operations at its abattoir outside of Darwin. A review was launched into Livingstone Beef earlier this year after the company admitted the $100 million asset was underperforming. CEO Hugh Killen said the decision had been made to …