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Living wage ‘would drive up unemployment’, employers warn

Loading While the comments have been welcomed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions – which has been lobbying for a “living wage” to ensure that “nobody should work full-time and live in poverty” – employer groups say the move would backfire. “To put it simply, forcing higher wages on employers …

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Uber deemed not criminally liable for fatal self-driving crash

In her letter to Montgomery, Polk said her office concluded that video of the crash likely didn’t accurately depict the collision and recommended that Tempe police seek more evidence. A camera inside the car shows a woman pushing a bicycle across the road in the dark. Credit:Tempe Police Department Elaine …

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NBN says no, actually, Australian internet prices are not too high

Loading However, when the broadband cost was expressed as a share of the country’s income, Australia jumped to the number seven spot, leapfrogging the likes of India, China and Indonesia where internet is cheaper but people are also paid less. NBN Co’s research indicates that the median broadband plan in …

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Adam Goodes joins Swans Hall of Fame, elevated to ‘legend’ status

He’s been regarded as an AFL legend for years – now, it’s official. Adam Goodes is a “Bloods Legend” after he was inducted into the Sydney Swans Hall of Fame and immediately elevated to the exclusive upper tier. Goodes, who played a club-record 372 AFL games for the Swans and …

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Collingwood have ‘nothing to lose’ ahead of first AFLW double-header

“We all know a few of the girls, how they play, and I guess we’ve got nothing to lose now so hopefully that gives the girls some confidence to go in and play good football.” North’s Jess Duffin, 29, is one familiar face having represented Collingwood in seasons one and two – …

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Six million-dollar men: Half a dozen among AFL top earners

Lynch, who crossed to Richmond as a free agent at the end of the season, will only be paid about $500,000 in the first three seasons of his new heavily backloaded seven-year deal with the Tigers – about half of what he earned while in his final year at the …

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Man gunned down in Meadow Heights had penchant for firearms

Mr Ali’s death has sparked fears of rising tensions among groups of Middle Eastern men in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, with another three men shot outside a boxing match at Kensington just days earlier. Ali AliCredit:Sourced Witnesses said about 10pm on Monday, Mr Ali was seen bleeding from gunshot injuries, screaming …

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Recycling crisis set for parliamentary inquiry

The Environment and Planning Committee will examine Victoria’s recycling and waste management system and deliver a report by August 13. Greens MP Ellen Sandell said the government needed to show greater support for a state-based recycling industry. “Victorians are doing the right thing and recycling at home but right now …

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Triple zero operators threaten to hang-up in workplace row

The action could take the form of on-the-job protests though strike action could not be ruled out if an agreement continued to elude the two parties, Ambulance Employees’ Association general secretary Danny Hill confirmed on Wednesday. While there were sticking points on pay and conditions, Mr Hill said, the main …

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MCC anoints new president ahead of new football ticketing policy

The Melbourne Cricket Club has appointed a new president charged with leading the committee that runs the city’s most famous sporting ground. Former PriceWaterhouse Coopers chairman Michael Happell was elevated to the position after the departure of ex-president Steven Smith, who had been at the helm since 2015. The MCG.Credit:Justin …

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