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‘Ordinary workers aren’t getting a fair go’: Labor to urge watchdog to ‘do the right thing’ on wages

The comments raise expectations for an extensive Labor policy on workplace relations, as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten argues the coming federal election will be a referendum on wages. Mr Chalmers listed several Labor policies to help lift wages, including a halt to “dodgy visas” for foreign workers, but hedged on …

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Missing hikers: Police search for ‘fit’ Melbourne couple missing on Mount Buffalo

Police are searching for a Melbourne couple who went hiking on Mount Buffalo on Friday morning and haven’t been seen since. The missing couple are described as experienced hikers. The couple, Trevor Salvado, 60, and Jacinda Bohan, 58, were last seen by friends at caravan park in Bright on Friday …

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One dead, four injured in three separate Victorian crashes

A man has died after his black Holden sedan lost control and crashed into a parked car in Clayton South this morning. The death of the driver, who was the only person in the car, comes after a horror night on Victoria’s roads, which has left another man fighting for …

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Six of the best highlights at NGV Design Week

NGV International Great Hall, March 19 Supply chain: A lamp made from a recalled car airbag and furniture made from building site waste challenge the typical design material. Fifteen designers including Jonathan Ben-Tovim and Dale Hardiman question the lifecycle of things we consume. Where do the materials of design come …

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Great Thing: Wheel out fixie bike pizza cutter to slice through doughy bases

FIXIE BIKE PIZZA CUTTER Fixie bikes have become a fixture of urban city living; so much so, they have been converted into a kitchen utensil – the pizza cutter. Created by Barcelona creative design company Doiy, which prides itself in bringing objects to life and bringing sparks of joy to …

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Coalition accused of pork-barrelling grants in marginal seats

The tactics have been put back into the spotlight after Mayo candidate Georgina Downer was also referred to the Auditor-General for handing out a taxpayer-funded cheque emblazoned with her face and Liberal Party branding to a local bowling club. Local Labor and independent MPs say they are being notified after they …

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‘It’s about women’s health’: Inside Labor’s abortion plan

Marie Stopes Australia says about one in four Australian women will have an abortion. It also estimates between zero and 10 per cent of surgical abortions are performed by the public hospital system, depending on the state. On top of this, only about 1500 of Australia’s 35,000 GPs are registered …

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Ancient rite, modern fight: how brumbies are breaking the landscape

Uncle Max and local guide Richard Swain have organised the ceremony to show the damage done to Kosciuszko’s delicate alpine wetland by feral horses. But they also want to expose the myth around brumbies that resulted in the NSW government passing a law that recognised the heritage value of an …

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