September 2015

Reducing penalty rates makes economic but not political sense (at least for now)

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The cause of reducing penalty rates is noble, but the new Prime Minister will already have his hands full on industrial relations without taking on the unions on such an in-your-face matter as directly reducing wages.

University deregulation plan shelved, Education Minister says

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Education Minister Simon Birmingham confirms the Turnbull Government will be shelving the controversial university deregulation plan until the next election.

Third teen charged over violence after soccer match

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A 16-year-old boy is the third teenager charged over an alleged brawl after a soccer match at South Granville, in Sydney’s west, which left a boy with a fractured jaw.

Science and innovation redundancies driving Tasmanians interstate

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The ongoing impact of large-scale redundancies in the science sector in Tasmania is still being felt in the state, with claims the local economy has lost millions of dollars.

Guns worn by security at SA Parliament ‘put public at risk’

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Allowing security guards to patrol South Australia’s chambers of parliament with guns is increasing the chance of a deadly shooting, Liberal deputy leader Vickie Chapman says.

Thirsty leopard gets head stuck in pot

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A thirsty leopard has its head stuck in a metal pot for up to five hours after it goes searching for water in a mining dump in India’s north-west.

Texas county sues Volkswagen over diesel-emissions scandal

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A Texas county sues Volkswagen Group in state court, accusing the German carmaker of violating state environmental laws by installing software on some of its diesel vehicles to circumvent emissions tests.

ANZ boss Smith to leave, to be replaced by current financial chief

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ANZ’s chief executive Mike Smith is standing down after eight years at the bank’s helm, to be replaced by its current chief financial officer Shayne Elliott.

Foreign companies lobby for submarine contract in Adelaide

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European submarine building delegations are in Adelaide to tour the city’s shipbuilding facilities as the bidding process to build Australia’s next fleet continues.

Share market posts worst quarter in four years

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The US stock market rebounds from this week’s big losses as the bargain hunters move in, although it was the worst quarter in four years.