Dolli Einstein Haus in Pinneberg is run on a democratic basis, with votes on everything from food to nappy changes
Victorian public school cleaning contracts are being slashed in a bid to stop staff being routinely underpaid and exploited by rogue operators.
Mr Murphy said the sackings are the result of the failed, sham pyramid contracting scheme employed by Telstra and their contracting partners.“The Federal Government and NBN Co are turning a blind eye to these dodgy employment set-ups. This company has been the subject of a number of worker complaints including the failure to provide adequate training, unlawful withholding of overtime payments and unfair dismissals. NBN Co and the Federal Government know the way their contractors are operating, but they don’t seem to care. They’ve got a lot to answer for.
Tabcorp was fined $45 million in March for breaching money laundering laws 108 times over five years. AUSTRAC boasted at the time that the ruling was the largest civil penalty in Australian corporate history. Applying the same standard to the 53,760 breaches Commonwealth Bank is accused of would see it staring down the barrel of a $22 billion penalty.
Skyrocketing Australian gas prices are behind AGL plans to build a $250m LNG import terminal south of Melbourne
In the US those “significant implications” became the arguments that “gay propaganda” would spread into schools, that once gay marriage was the norm other aberrant forms of marriage would follow, that religious groups would be victimised.It became the fraught concern for the wellbeing of bakers and marriage celebrants and wedding caterers. It was about anything but the right of a committed couple to marry.All of this is already in play in Australia, and was neatly summed up by Abbott on Wednesday morning.But according to Wolfson there was a parallel campaign fought too.
You can see it already if you care to dip your toe into online sewers, and elements of it have crept onto cable TV. On Tuesday night Bronwyn Bishop was on Sky News warning of bestiality and the killing of newborn babies.
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Just to be clear, political correctness is “the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.”Tony seems fixated on protecting the Aussie right to sink the boot in and to keep the bastards out of our pubs – oh no, wait…. that was women and Aboriginals.Tony’s concern for religious freedom comes from the man who thought the burqa should be banned, the man who called for a “religious revolution” inside Islam, declaring “all cultures are not equal”, the man whose government insisted the school chaplaincy program must not fund non-religious counsellors, the man who insists that our laws and our school curriculum should be based on some “Judeo-Christian” heritage.
”Tony seems fixated on protecting the Aussie right to sink the boot in and to keep the bastards out of our pubs – oh no, wait…. that was women and Aboriginals. the man who insists that our laws and our school curriculum should be based on some “Judeo-Christian” heritage.
“History Repeats: Abbott walks in the shoes of Bob Santamaria and the NCC Australia’s answer to America’s Senator McCarthy hunting out the godless left and others ” Old Dog
Israeli authorities have promised the courts that the displaced Bedouin residents would have an opportunity to live in the new community. New documents show that is far from the case. Despite assurances made to Israel’s High Court of Justice, a new town being built on the ruins of a Bedouin village in southern Israel is intended for Jews only, according to the bylaws of the future town’s cooperative association. Israel first notified the residents of Umm al-Hiran, Bedouin citizens of Israel, that it plans to demolish their entire village and build another community in its place 15 years ago. A…
Angelos Frangopoulos wants commercial media to be able to pitch for public broadcaster’s $1.4bn pie. Plus, the NT News spreads the love with a strong marriage equality message
Can any of our politicians tell us what the ‘national interest’ is? We have no clear economic policy, population policy, employment policy or immigration policy
Dumped water containing over eight times the permitted amount of sediment was released by family-linked company during Cyclone Debbie in March
Two members of a cell of allegedly corrupt border force officers have been arrested this week.
Leaked confidential government documents and briefings from senior officials suggest the pair who were arrested – one a current officer, Craig Eakin, and one a former officer, Johayna Merhi – were just the latest of several alleged corrupt insiders in Border Force and Customs who have allegedly compromised Sydney Airport or Port Botany since as early as 2003.
CORRECTION: The ADF was well aware white phosphorus had been used by members of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria.
“The question mark here is the behavior of the US leadership.”
The report is concrete, careful and scarier than any horror movie you’ve ever seen. It gives upper and lower estimates, depending on whether humankind gets its act together. Given the oil-drenched buffoons now in charge, you’d want to bet on the higher and more dangerous numbers in each case.
Australian Border Force is launching an anti-corruption overhaul amid concerns that a cell of its officers has been working with a notorious international drug and tobacco syndicates for a decade.
During the 2013 election campaign, Joe Hockey was asked “Should you win the election, at what stage will you own the economy and at what stage will it no longer be Labor’s fault?” He responded “We will own the economy from day one, whether it’s Labor’s fault or not… I’m not afraid to accept responsibility…
1 In a doorstop interview on a cold and winter day in Canberra the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott made his intentions known as to how he will campaign for the ‘NO’ vote.He intends linking it to free speech.He intends linking it to political correctness.He intends linking it to freedom of religion.It wasn’t my intention to continue with this subject today but I recalled when working on the Republic campaign in 1999 just how dangerous Tony Abbott was. John Howard played good cop and Abbott and Nick Minchin played bad cops.They did so by scare-mongering, lying and fabricating impossible situations like riots with alsatians in the streets.His intention is clear. He will if he can turn the plebiscite into a public brawl on these unrelated issues. He will try to drag Turnbull into an ideological demarcation dispute – separating the right and left of his party.In meat in the middle of Abbott’s sandwich will be lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people whose emotional wellbeing he gives not a thought.How on earth the three things he mentioned are related to a question about marriage equality are beyond me, but the devious Abbott – who couldn’t lie straight in bed – will find a way.
It isn’t ‘freedom’ that the former prime minister and the bishops uphold – it’s their power to dictate the laws of marriage to the rest of us
In his quest for the thing that constantly eludes him – status elevation – the prime minister in exile has Turnbull dancing to his tune, like a limp puppet on a string
If the US and other intelligence agencies are correct, North Korea has devised a missile that can strike anywhere in the US mainland
Dr John Brayley had said he would investigate mental health of Iranian Hamed Shamshiripour, who was found dead near the Australian-run transit centre
Sally McManus says mining body would outlaw clauses that limit employment of casuals and labour hire workers
It’s almost scary to think that the world as we know it may well be run by Artificial Intelligence (AI) one day.
You talk about unifying moments? It is not a unifying moment. It is exposing our children to that kind of hatred.
Wednesday 9 August 2017 So the best-assembled brains-trust ever in the history of Australian politics has decided to let the issue of Marriage Equality go yet again down the path of a plebiscite. So desperate they are to have the public confirm what is already known that they are prepared to spend up to $170…
The strategy of the marriage equality opponents in the Coalition is to retain the conservative status quo at all costs.
Marriage equality advocates have also refused to say whether they would encourage supporters to vote in the plebiscite.
The pamphlet reads: “Married biological parents have a better record for providing safety and development of healthy, well-adjusted adult children. They minimise abuse and neglect of children.”
Andrew Bolt promoted this lie on the Bolt Report now for the truth
Below are 75 studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents fare no worse than other children. Click here to jump to the 4 studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents face added disadvantages.
For families trapped between ISIS and coalition forces, the deadly assault seems indiscriminate.
President Donald Trump continues to face widespread criticism from police chiefs across the country following a speech he gave to police officers in Long Island, New York, that appeared to openly endorse police brutality. Commenting on the need to crack down on gang members, Trump suggested that police officers have license to use excessive force on suspects. For more, we speak with Houston’s police chief, Art Acevedo.Related SegmentMeet the Latino Police Chief Standing Up to Texas’ Anti-Immigrant ‘Show Me Your Papers Law’
Sometimes, you have to wonder how some people become journalists. Because the quality of western reportage on Russia is frequently so poor you’d almost suspect the hacks concerned collected tokens off cereal boxes to win their positions.
With the new US sanctions Russia is officially a top US enemy. But does Moscow deserve this title?
Donald Trump is on a mission to “make America great again”. But when exactly was America great?
Opposition is growing to the Trump administration’s new proposal to implement radical changes to U.S. immigration law and slash the number of immigrants allowed into the United States by half. The RAISE Act would create a so-called merit-based immigration system that would favor applicants who speak English, have advanced degrees or can demonstrate job skills. On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed senior policy adviser Stephen Miller over President Trump’s push to admit only English-speaking immigrants in a back-and-forth that lasted for several minutes. Acosta asked Miller about the iconic poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus that is inscribed at the base of the State of Liberty, which reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” We speak about the woman who wrote those words, Emma Lazarus, with her biographer, Esther Schor, about why Lazarus wrote the poem, how it became one of the most iconic verses about the United States and why she has long been a target of white nationalists.
In major climate news, soaring temperatures could make parts of South Asia too hot for human survival by 2100. That’s according to new research by scientists at MIT, who say as many as 1.5 billion people live in areas that could become uninhabitable during summer heat waves within only 83 years if climate change continues at its current pace.Meanwhile, a new separate study, published by The Lancet, says heat waves could kill up to 152,000 people a year across Europe by 2100. Europe is currently experiencing a sweltering, record-breaking heat wave called “Lucifer.”Back in the United States, in Louisiana, torrential downpours flooded parts of New Orleans over the weekend, submerging cars, inundating homes and schools, and forcing people to wade through hip-deep water in some neighborhoods. The flash floods overwhelmed the city’s sewerage system. The head of the Sewerage and Water Board, Cedric Grant, says the flooding was part of climate change.Cedric Grant: “The frustration is that we are now in a different era. We are in the era of climate change, where we have these kind of rains every week—or, every month. And it’s not just us. It’s the rest of the country that’s experiencing the same weather patterns. We are in a situation where we now receive more rain than anybody could have imagined, on a recurring basis.”On Friday, the Trump administration delivered an official notice to the United Nations saying it would withdraw the U.S. from the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord.
“Would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and, by the way, generates electricity? Why would you get anything else?” — Elon Musk
Just before the Coalition party meeting on same sex marriage, the marriagedefendeteers had a pre-meeting meeting to plan their strategy
Trump has decided that even Fox News isn’t propaganda enough for him.
Trump has followed the same manipulative script over and over again, in politics as in business. We’re the marks
The law defines violence against women as “any physical, moral, sexual or economic aggression against women based on discrimination between the two sexes and resulting in damage or physical, sexual, psychological or economic suffering to the woman, including threats of such aggression, pressure or deprivation of rights and freedoms, both in public and private life.” It includes the key elements of the definition of domestic violence recommended in the United Nations Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women.