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Privately run vocational training 'colleges' - what could possibly go wrong?

March 26, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Just one of many allegedly dodgy businesses allowed to flourish under a dubious federal education policy which saw state government-run TAFE colleges allowed to decline.The Age, 13 March 2017:Rich-list tycoons behind a vocational training empire that collapsed after receiving $100 million in government funding have been implicated in alleged fraud, predatory conduct

Turnbull and Co announce they are taking their ideological razors to the Racial Discrimination Act and Human Rights Commission legislation

March 24, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

During this decade there have been three cases close to the hearts of the far right of the political spectrum in Australia.The first was Pat Eatock v Andrew Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd in the Federal Court of Australia, the second the Cynthia Prior complaint to the Human Rights Commission

Before anyone starts yelling about those big bad unions, take a look at these workplace fatality statistics

March 23, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The following figures represent someone’s mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister, niece or nephew, aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend.The numbers also make clear that, averaged out, two people were killed each day in a workplace accident between 1 January and 14 March 2017.This is no blip in workplace fatality statistics – averaged out two workers died each day of the year in 2016 and 2015 as well.

The climate change debate in Australia often focusses on temperature, rainfall and sea levels, but......

March 23, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

There’s more to climate change impacts than living in a markedly hotter, drier continent being nibbled at the edges by encroaching oceans or battered by storms - and it isn’t only the very real threats to the natural environment, biodiversity and water security.There’s the risk of an increased incidence of disease outbreaks in humans and animals and, the economic and social costs rising levels of disease bring to families, communities, local economies and the nation.

GAS SHORTAGE! GAS SHORTAGE!: Why on earth do you think we would believe you now, Malcolm?

March 22, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“Santos now argues that its aim in CLNG was always as much about raising the domestic gas price, and therefore re-rating large parts of the portfolio outside of GLNG, as it was about the project…….What is more, with a ~0.8% drag on Australian GDP from every $2/GJ rise in the domestic gas price, this view certainly wouldn’t have been terribly popular with politicians who approved the project.” [Credit Suisse, Asia Pa