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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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Revenge of a fallen titan: Ousted Barclays boss makes damning claims Bank of England and Labour ministers were involved in rigging interest rates

James Chapman & Becky Barrow Daily Mail Bob Diamond last night implicated large parts of the Establishment in the rate-fixing scandal. In a spectacular act of revenge, the fallen financial titan turned on the Bank of England, Whitehall officials and … Continue reading

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Grin and share it: Former PM Tony Blair alleged to have earned up to £80million since 2007

This Is Money Reporter This Is Money Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair could have earned as much as £80million since leaving office five years ago. An interview at the weekend suggests that last year alone he raked in £20million … Continue reading

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Shell keen to import foreign workers

Leigh Sales ABC One of the world’s most powerful business leaders has applauded the Government’s move to put a price on carbon, but says his company will need to import foreign workers to make its Australian operations competitive. Peter Voser, … Continue reading

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Casual workers forced to wear barcodes

Clay Lucas The Age CASUAL workers at a warehouse in Melbourne’s west are being required to wear – and pay for – armbands identifying them as non-permanent staff. The armbands contain employee numbers on barcodes and must be used to … Continue reading

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Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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Contract Kids – Switzerland

SBS Journeyman Pictures May 2012 Generations of Swiss children lost their childhoods to state-endorsed abuse and forced labour. This shocking report brings us their stories, shedding light on a little-known dark chapter of Swiss history. “Our Switzerland, which always wants … Continue reading

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Millions trapped in insecure work

AAP Casual workers should be given annual leave while bosses should be banned from keeping workers in unstable work long-term, an ACTU report recommends. Former deputy prime minister Brian Howe is launching his report into insecure work in Sydney on … Continue reading

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Australian jobs on the move to NZ

Madeleine Heffernan Sydney Morning Herald HUNDREDS of Australian jobs have been shifted to New Zealand as local producers try to avoid the impact of high wages, a soaring Australian dollar and restrictive labour laws. Woolworths is the latest to transfer … Continue reading

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Big Brother is Back – ID Cards Were Nothing Compared to This Government’s Snooping Plans

Johnny Void The Void Iain Duncan Smith’s new database, quietly being built in India, is set to be the most expansive data-mining operation every carried out by any Government against it’s citizens. The Universal Credit system will contain an unprecedented … Continue reading

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