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A taste of things to come with the Abbott Government unemployment policy or the flimsey excuse that will be used by Abbott & Co to further harry the unemployed?

July 31, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Guardian reports on a taste of things to come, 29 July 2014:I applied for 40 jobs in nine minutes…I've just tested how fast I could meet the 40 job application requirement and it only took me nine minutes, albeit with ready internet access.Here's how:I created a profile on job search website

Liberal Party powerbroker and former Coalition federal minister allegedly caught breaching company law to the tune of $93 million

July 31, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 2014:Liberal Party powerbroker Peter Clarke has admitted giving untrue evidence under oath during a lawsuit that found he and others who controlled $500 million retirement village flop Prime Trust breached their duties, a court has heard.As Mr Clarke and other directors of the company that ran Prime Trust prepared to face the Federal Court on

Rupert Murdoch's plan to cripple public broadcasting in Australia is apparently still on track

July 30, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 27 July 2014:A secret study of ABC operations has identified $60 million worth of potential savings, a finding the Abbott government will use to justify a new round of cuts to the broadcaster's budget.Fairfax Media can also reveal the government is considering issuing directions to the ABC and SBS on managing their budgets - a move that

Tony Abbott's relentless blowing of his own trumpet fails to impress most voters

July 29, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

This is how Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Murdoch press spin Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site negotiations since this passenger plane was downed with loss of all lives on 17 July 2014:Tony Abbott is leading the West into a confrontation with nuclear superpower Russia over the downing of MH17.

Asylum seekers make it to Australian mainland despite Abbott Government policy

July 27, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

According to Australian High Court July 2014 transcripts; outside Australia’s territorial waters on or about 8 June 2014 the Abbott Government intercepted a boat carrying approximately 150 Sri Lankan Tamil men, women and children (of which the youngest appears to be two years of age) allegedly intending to seek asylum in this country.

Scammers posing as Qantas and Virgin Australia appear to be contacting NSW North Coast residents

July 27, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

From the Australian Communications and Media Authority:SCAM ALERT - Scammers posing as Qantas and Virgin AustraliaConsumer Alert: Scammers posing as Qantas and Virgin AustraliaThe ACMA has received an increase in reports from members of the public about automated voice calls. The call suggests to 'press 1' to claim a loyalty reward or redeem a prize from Qantas, Virgin Australia or similar.