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Adani mine railway loan would breach government's policy, says legal group

05 April 2017 | Guardian Australia

A $1bn federal loan to builders of a railway line between the proposed Adani coalmine and the coast would be a direct breach of government policy, a legal group has claimed.

Environmental Justice Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the Productivity Commission over the prospect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility partially funding the 400km rail line.


United Petroleum blasted by Fair Work Ombudsman for underpaying staff

05 April 2017 | SMH

Petrol giant United Petroleum has been blasted by the workplace regulator for rampant underpayment of workers across its franchise network after a series of raids.

The Fair Work Ombudsman's investigation also found that a company related to United Petroleum's head office and which shared the same two directors was also underpaying staff.


Wall Street finishes flat ahead of earnings season, key US-China meeting

04 April 2017 | ABC

It was a fairly flat session on Wall Street overnight, as investors exercised caution ahead of the first-quarter earnings season and a meeting between the US and Chinese presidents later this week.

Investors will be focussed on the potentially tense meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on Thursday and Friday, after Mr Trump held out the possibility of using trade as a lever to secure China's cooperation against North Korea during the talks.


Syria conflict: Dozens dead, including children, in suspected chemical attack in Idlib

04 April 2017 | SMH

The deadliest chemical weapons attack in years in Syria killed dozens of people in northern Idlib province on Tuesday morning, including women and children, and sickened scores more, according to medics, rescuers and witnesses in the rebel-held province, who said the gas had been delivered by a government airstrike.

 


Australian police seize ice drug haul worth $900m in record bust

04 April 2017 | Guardian Australia

Almost a tonne of the drug ice has been seized in Melbourne in the largest ever bust in Australia’s history.

Two men have been charged with drug trafficking after the record 903kg haul, valued at almost $900m.


The plane, the plane! Pauline Hanson in hot water with AEC

04 April 2017 | AFR

Labor has asked the Australian Electoral Commission to investigate whether Pauline Hanson's One Nation breached financial disclosure laws over the use of a light plane flown and owned by her chief of staff James Ashby.



Budget could contain tax increases, says Mathias Cormann

03 April 2017 | AFR

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has hinted there could be tax increases in the May budget but says the government will adhere to its medium-term target of the overall tax take not exceeding 23.9 per cent of the economy.

 





George Calombaris' restaurants underpaid staff $2.6 million

03 April 2017 | The Age

Nearly 200 staff at George Calombaris' restaurants have been underpaid $2.6 million, with the celebrity chef blaming "historically poor processes" for the bungle.


Company tax cuts issue balloons into a problem for the 2017 budget

02 April 2017 | AFR

If you think about it, the Turnbull government's problem with its ambitious 10-year plan for company tax cuts was that it was always a bit of a stranded asset, or more appropriately, liability. And that was long before the House of Representatives adjourned on Friday without bothering to discover the bill's fate in the Senate.


Death threats and smear campaigns, the lot of a whistleblower

02 April 2017 | SMH

The culture of "don't dob in a mate" strikes at the heart of our poor treatment of whistleblowers. From an early age we are told to keep quiet and avoid the stigma of being a snitch or a troublemaker.


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