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Don’t knock foreign labour, Ferguson says

AAP If Australians don’t want high-paid mining jobs they shouldn’t hold back the nation by opposing imported labour, federal resources minister Martin Ferguson says. Asked why the federal government’s $3000-$9000 incentives for skilled workers to relocate to remote areas appeared … Continue reading

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Facebook faces US $15 billion lawsuit

RT Tracking users after they log out and violating US wiretapping laws – these are the allegations behind a 15-billion-dollar nationwide class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook in California. ­The suit, combining 21 cases of alleged privacy violations by the social … Continue reading

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Judge ordered parents to vaccinate newborn

Christine Flately AAP/Yahoo7 A judge ordered a mother and father take their newborn baby to hospital for urgent hepatitis B injections, despite the parents’ opposition to vaccinations. Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Jean Dalton made the order last year – but … Continue reading

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Chinese boy sells kidney for iPhone, iPad

Reuters Dawn BEIJING: Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, the government-run Xinhua News Agency said … Continue reading

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Occupy Monsanto to Wear Bio-Hazmat Suits as They Protest Genetically Modified Congress

Nation of Change On Friday, March 16, 2012, Occupy Monsanto’s agents of change with the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU), a group designed to protect America from genetically modified foods, will wear bio-hazmat suits when they visit Congress. The group will … Continue reading

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Moody’s declares Greece in default

Press TV Moody’s Investors Service has declared Greece in default on its debt, despite an announcement by the Greek government that a large number of private creditors had signed on to a debt exchange plan. The US-based credit rating agency … Continue reading

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Years of research point to strain kids put on relationships

Sharon Jayson USA Today Sleep-deprived new parents snapping at each other isn’t exactly new comedy fodder, but there’s a twist on the relationship-havoc that babies cause in the new movie Friends with Kids that makes it clear you don’t have … Continue reading

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Twenty five EU leaders sign German-model fiscal treaty

Honor Mahony EU Observer Germany’s vision of an EU of fiscally prudent states held in check by tight budgetary laws and the threat of legal action came a step closer on Friday (2 March) when 25 leaders signed a new … Continue reading

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EU at risk of teacher shortage

Nikolaj Nielsen EU Observer EU countries are beginning to note shortages of specialised teachers in a problem that looks set to get worse, the European Commission has warned. The commission study – out Friday (10 February) – noted that a … Continue reading

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Ministers banned from talking to editors

7 News Prime Minister Julia Gillard has ordered cabinet members to refrain from talking to major newspapers in a bid to stamp out leadership speculation. Ministers must now seek express permission from the prime minister’s office before any meeting or … Continue reading

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