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Kin watch in horror as ex stabs NSW woman, 22, in murder-suicide

Kin watch in horror as ex stabs NSW woman, 22, in murder-suicide

A Sydney woman has been stabbed to death by her former partner, who also died of stab wounds. Family in the home in Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill, were witnesses to the stabbing about 12.45pm on Saturday, police said. “Some intervened in what was happening,” Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner told reporters.

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How JobKeeper is being abused

How JobKeeper is being abused

Workers & unionsJulian StewartIssue 1278AustraliaCOVID-19JobKeeperMay 30, 2020While JobKeeper is a valuable lifeline for ensuring job security for some workers, it is also being exploited by some employers. I am one of those “lucky” casual workers, currently receiving the JobKeeper wage subsidy. I work for an Outside School Hours company and, from

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Us or them: Who pays for the pandemic?

Us or them: Who pays for the pandemic?

EconomyGraham MatthewsIssue 1278AustraliaCOVID-19wagesinflationpublic sectorMay 30, 2020The Australian economy is set for a significant slowdown in response to the emergency actions taken to minimise the spread of COVID-19. The federal Treasury predicts the jobless rate will climb to 10% by the end of the year, and remain high for years to come.

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COVID-19 Has Exposed Critical Weaknesses in Global Higher Education

COVID-19 Has Exposed Critical Weaknesses in Global Higher Education

The traditional educational services sector in the United States, and world at large, was not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, including institutions of higher education, leading to significant disruptions in learning outcomes and budgets. Notified at the last minute, many students found themselves having to pack up their bags and

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Covid 19 has hit the economy hard; But where is the Recovery going to come from?

Covid 19 has hit the economy hard; But where is the Recovery going to come from?

COVID-19 has hit the Australian economy hard. By some estimates the Australian economy will shrink by approximately 7 per cent in 2020. Maybe more. That’s a virtually unprecedented recession.Shutting down workplaces: hospitality and tourism, higher education and some manufacturing: comes at an enormous cost. We can’t put a price on peoples’ lives and

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BOB CARR. Hidden Reality of Australia-China Relations

SATURDAY’s GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

What people in other forums are saying about public policy Peace, love and good karma in labour relations? Morrison on skills and labour relations – it’s about “jobs” Morrison’s National Press Club address on Tuesday doesn’t qualify as good reading. … Continue reading →

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Coronavirus live news: deaths surge in Brazil and Russia as Trump says US is quitting WHO

How Covid-19 will change cities

Read moreMay 30, 2020NewsHow Covid-19 will change citiesMax OprayWith Covid-19 restrictions easing, plans are afoot to revitalise Australia’s city centres, even though international students and office workers may never return in the same numbers.

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Kin watch in horror as ex stabs NSW woman, 22, in murder-suicide

Kin watch in horror as ex stabs NSW woman, 22, in murder-suicide

A Sydney woman has been stabbed to death by her former partner, who also died of stab wounds. Family in the home in Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill, were witnesses to the stabbing about 12.45pm on Saturday, police said. “Some intervened in what was happening,” Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner told reporters.

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AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS,

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Trump is winning the political spin game

Trump is winning the political spin game

In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC [File: AP Photos] Donald Trump has somehow survived an overwhelming flood of political scandals, legal battles, accusations, the Russia investigation, impeachment, and

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'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

Migrants in Naples held some of the first street protests after the easing of the lockdown [Courtesy of Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati Napoli] Naples, Italy – A partial six-month amnesty for Italy’s undocumented migrants was announced this month in a move described by some as “a watershed moment” in the country’s

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France, UK, Germany 'regret' US end to three Iran nuclear waivers

France, UK, Germany 'regret' US end to three Iran nuclear waivers

Iran is enriching uranium up to 4.5 percent in violation of the nuclear deal limit [File: Carlos Barria/Reuters] France, Germany and the United Kingdom have criticised a United States decision to end three of its four sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons

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UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

Coronavirus numbers in the United Kingdom may be heading lower, but charities say they are seeing a sharp rise in people needing their services. Many were already struggling to get by before the pandemic. Now, volunteers are trying to help parents with babies who cannot afford nappies, and others going

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AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS,

read more
Trump is winning the political spin game

Trump is winning the political spin game

In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC [File: AP Photos] Donald Trump has somehow survived an overwhelming flood of political scandals, legal battles, accusations, the Russia investigation, impeachment, and

read more
'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

Migrants in Naples held some of the first street protests after the easing of the lockdown [Courtesy of Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati Napoli] Naples, Italy – A partial six-month amnesty for Italy’s undocumented migrants was announced this month in a move described by some as “a watershed moment” in the country’s

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France, UK, Germany 'regret' US end to three Iran nuclear waivers

France, UK, Germany 'regret' US end to three Iran nuclear waivers

Iran is enriching uranium up to 4.5 percent in violation of the nuclear deal limit [File: Carlos Barria/Reuters] France, Germany and the United Kingdom have criticised a United States decision to end three of its four sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons

read more
AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS,

read more
Trump is winning the political spin game

Trump is winning the political spin game

In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC [File: AP Photos] Donald Trump has somehow survived an overwhelming flood of political scandals, legal battles, accusations, the Russia investigation, impeachment, and

read more
'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

Migrants in Naples held some of the first street protests after the easing of the lockdown [Courtesy of Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati Napoli] Naples, Italy – A partial six-month amnesty for Italy’s undocumented migrants was announced this month in a move described by some as “a watershed moment” in the country’s

read more
AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS,

read more
Trump is winning the political spin game

Trump is winning the political spin game

In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC [File: AP Photos] Donald Trump has somehow survived an overwhelming flood of political scandals, legal battles, accusations, the Russia investigation, impeachment, and

read more
AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS,

read more
Trump is winning the political spin game

Trump is winning the political spin game

In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC [File: AP Photos] Donald Trump has somehow survived an overwhelming flood of political scandals, legal battles, accusations, the Russia investigation, impeachment, and

read more
'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

Migrants in Naples held some of the first street protests after the easing of the lockdown [Courtesy of Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati Napoli] Naples, Italy – A partial six-month amnesty for Italy’s undocumented migrants was announced this month in a move described by some as “a watershed moment” in the country’s

read more

World News

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS,

read more
Trump is winning the political spin game

Trump is winning the political spin game

In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC [File: AP Photos] Donald Trump has somehow survived an overwhelming flood of political scandals, legal battles, accusations, the Russia investigation, impeachment, and

read more
'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

'Cynical': Critics slam Italy's amnesty for undocumented migrants

Migrants in Naples held some of the first street protests after the easing of the lockdown [Courtesy of Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati Napoli] Naples, Italy – A partial six-month amnesty for Italy’s undocumented migrants was announced this month in a move described by some as “a watershed moment” in the country’s

read more
France, UK, Germany 'regret' US end to three Iran nuclear waivers

France, UK, Germany 'regret' US end to three Iran nuclear waivers

Iran is enriching uranium up to 4.5 percent in violation of the nuclear deal limit [File: Carlos Barria/Reuters] France, Germany and the United Kingdom have criticised a United States decision to end three of its four sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons

read more
UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

Coronavirus numbers in the United Kingdom may be heading lower, but charities say they are seeing a sharp rise in people needing their services. Many were already struggling to get by before the pandemic. Now, volunteers are trying to help parents with babies who cannot afford nappies, and others going

read more

Business & The Economy

Are Australians paying for secret US weapons tests at Woomera?

Are Australians paying for secret US weapons tests at Woomera?

Australian taxpayers will fork out close to $1 billion for the Woomera Range Complex upgrade, used by the ADF, the US and UK. With revelations that the US military denies Australia access to computer source code needed to operate key components in our war-fighting equipment, Michelle Fahy investigates the real

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On how the all-electric, net zero horse has already bolted

On how the all-electric, net zero horse has already bolted

News from the front desk: Last week, the Morrison government unleashed its technology roadmap on Australia, starring natural gas in a leading role. It didn’t take long for people to start protesting the pro-gas sentiment pushed by the government and its...

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Environment

Time to tweak an old idea to stimulate investment in wind and solar “highways”

Regional Queensland solar feed-in tariff raised by 0.2% for 2020–21

The Queensland Competition Authority has been directed to determine the 2020–21 solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland. We have employed the same ‘avoided cost’ methodology used to calculate the feed-in tariffs since 2014– 15. This methodology aims to ensure that customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems receive a

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