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Govt car industry cuts set to stall

Business Spectator - November 24, 2014

The federal government's plan to cut $900 million in car industry assistance looks set to stall in the Senate as a new inquiry is launched into the industry's future. Labor, the Greens, the Palmer United Party and crossbenchers Nick Xenophon, Bob Day, Ricky ...and more »

Scott tells staff more than 400 ABC jobs to go

The Australian - November 24, 2014

But Mark Scott needs to understand that, while he can't control by how much the ABC is cut, he can control where it bleeds,” Senator Xenophon said. “It is everyone's ABC, not just Sydney's. The ABC is arguably already breaching the Charter with its ...and more »

Andrew Wilkie resurrects $1 pokie bets push

Central Queensland news - November 24, 2014

But while Mr Wilkie may gain some limited crossbench support, including from Senator Nick Xenophon, neither Labor nor the Coalition have voiced any support for the reforms. Mr Wilkie said the lack of support for the changes, including mandatory ...and more »

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State Government to give all public sector workers domestic violence training

The Australian - November 25, 2014

From March next year, all South Australian government departments — which includes more than 100,000 public service workers — will undergo the specialised training. The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program was adopted by Premier Jay ...

Political bastardry and nincompoops consign ABC to churnalism

WA today - November 25, 2014

In a click-bait world, the reshaping of the ABC's operations to lead in the digital race will come at the expense of quality TV and radio programs and services. The loss of the last remaining regional TV production centre in South Australia exposes the ABC's ...and more »

Smith adds to Test injury woe

Blue Mountains Gazette - November 25, 2014

Smith has been scratched from NSW's shield game with South Australia, starting on Tuesday. Although Cricket Australia expects him to be fit for the first Test, the development is another distraction before the start of the series against India on Thursday week.and more »

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Australian leader's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning

Town Hall - November 24, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an Australian football term for a shoulder charge to an opponent's chest. Russian officials ridiculed the threat made by Prime ... Abbott was also at the center of a political storm in 2012 that prompted the same dictionary to change its definition of "misogyny." When then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard branded ...and more »

Controversial Australian senator quits mining magnate's party

Reuters - November 24, 2014

Lambie, 43, a former army corporal, has become one of Australia's most recognizable and colorful politicians in her short time in office. She has garnered headlines for a range of controversial comments, including her belief that China could invade Australia ...and more »

Jacqui Lambie would be re-elected: Tasmanian political scientist

Sydney Morning Herald - November 24, 2014

For most politicians, that level of prominence would be gold dust. But as everyone who follows Australian politics knows, the former army corporal isn't a regular politician. Lambie's sudden prominence has left Tasmanians with sharply polarised views.and more »

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