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Ex-boss who dudded couple out of $85k faces jail for slavery offence

“There is a very real prospect that I will impose a penalty that will require you to spend a period of it in custody.” Shaik hired the woman on a $42,500 salary to work at the Indian Tandoori Restaurant in Wangaratta, with free accommodation for her and her husband. But, …

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Anti-Assad protests persist for fourth day

“Protesters called for freedom and toppling of the regime as a result of popular anger over the deteriorating economic, social, security and political situation,” said Noura al-Basha, a resident and activist. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, centre right, speaks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, centre left, in Damascus. Russia has …

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Fisher and Paykel, Honda join Lion on hacker hit list

New Zealand-based Fisher and Paykel and Japanese automaker Honda have since been targeted, with the appliance maker hit by a malware program called Nefilim and the Japanese carmaker reportedly infected by the “Snake” ransomware. The latest spate of attacks come in the wake of government department Service NSW, Toll Group …

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Education polishes skills for many fields

We have children aged from three to over 18 years old, including some international students. The layers of complexity of caring for this age range, their unique learning styles, behaviours, dispositions and talents, and meeting the needs of our staff, current and future parents plus a network of past student …

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New development plan for contentious St Kilda site ‘where ideas come to die’

The new $3.8 million proposal includes the creation of a plaza by closing the road in front of the theatre and linking the area with the public space outside Luna Park. “Previous ideas have involved hundreds of millions of dollars and they have always gone wrong on the triangle, whereas …

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Environmentalists want insurers to ‘come clean’ on Adani policy

Pablo Brait, a campaigner for shareholder activist group Market Forces, said the company’s silence spoke volumes, and renewed calls for greater transparency. “Aspen Re needs to come clean on what their involvement on this project is and then make a commitment to not get further involved.” “Companies need to be …

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Virgin to double domestic flying as collapsed airline seeks cash boost

Its administrators Deloitte said in May that Virgin had $100 million remaining which would run out by the end of June. Returning planes to the skies and selling tickets will help to slow Virgin’s cash burn and also enable it to get some of its 8000 stood down employees back …

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Six years’ jail for solicitor who robbed clients to fund renovation

He used some of the misappropriated funds to pay for golf club membership, the excavation and construction of a swimming pool, architect’s fees and the lease of a Porsche. One of his final acts as a solicitor involved the purchase of a $10,000 marble bath in 2015 , which was …

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Trump rules out renaming military bases honouring Confederate leaders

Loading Davis, from Mississippi, was president of the breakaway states for the duration of the American Civil War. About 130 kilometres away, in Portsmouth, protesters beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument, according to media outlets. Efforts to tear one of the statues …

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Confederate president Jefferson Davis statue torn down

Richmond, Virginia: A statue of Jefferson Davis has been torn down along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue by protesters. Davis, from Mississippi, was president of the Confederate States of America for the duration of the American Civil War. The statue was toppled shortly before 11pm on Wednesday (US time) and …

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