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MP: Paying Tradesmen In Cash Is Morally Wrong

Sky News A Treasury minister has hit out at households who pay tradesmen in cash, saying it is “morally wrong” as it helps workers avoid tax. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said: “Getting a discount with your plumber by paying cash … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard and the Australian Workers Union

Alan Jones 2GB Alan Jones is joined by Michael Smith to discuss the Prime Minister and the AWU. Listen to the podcast

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Austerity May Last Beyond 2020, Says Cameron

SKY News The Prime Minister admits the economic crisis is far worse than expected and warns he cannot predict when the cuts will end. David Cameron has admitted he cannot envisage a time when the austerity programme will end and … Continue reading

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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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UNREPENTANT: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S GENOCIDE

This documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister … Continue reading

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Campbell diaries: Murdoch ‘called Blair over Iraq’

BBC News Rupert Murdoch called Tony Blair urging him not to delay the invasion of Iraq, former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell has said. The claim is made in the latest part of Mr Campbell’s diaries, which are being … 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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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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Lord Heseltine says UK will join the euro

BBC News Conservative peer and former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has told the BBC that he thinks the UK will join the euro “if it survives”. The pro-European politician, recently appointed as a government adviser, told the Daily Politics … Continue reading

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Carbon tax the greatest ‘green tape’, the Opposition says

James Massola The Australian THE carbon tax is the biggest piece of “green tape” jeopardising Australia’s economy and must be discussed at a Council of Australian Governments business roundtable tomorrow, the Coalition says. Amid warnings that “green tape” is jeopardising … Continue reading

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