Coalition accused of ‘shortchanging Tafe’ amid $214m underspend on training | Australia news

The Morrison government underspent $214m in vocational education and training programs in the last financial year, contributing to a total $919m underspend since 2014. In its 2018-19 annual report, the education department revealed it spent less than was budgeted for key programs including trade support loans (-$68m), Australian Apprenticeships Centres (-$51m) and apprenticeship incentives (-$35m). […]

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Brexit: 6 lies and half-truths as Boris Johnson begged MPs to back rushed deal

Brexit: 6 lies and half-truths as Boris Johnson begged MPs to back rushed deal

Boris Johnson is racing to get MPs to pass his Brexit deal in three days so he isn’t forced to break his vow to leave by Halloween . Opening debate on his 110-page Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the PM said MPs should vote for his agreement to avoid a no-deal departure and “move our country on”. […]

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Media companies use Scott Morrison’s words to argue against criminalising journalism | Media

Australia’s media companies have used Scott Morrison’s words to intensify arguments against politicians being the final arbiter of whether journalists are prosecuted for disclosing sensitive information in the public interest. The major media organisations have written to all federal parliamentarians to back in a new campaign protesting against tranches of national security legislation penalising whistleblowing […]

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Donald Trump is accused of 'flipping the bird' at fact-checking female astronaut

Donald Trump is accused of ‘flipping the bird’ at fact-checking female astronaut

Donald Trump has been accused of “flipping the bird” at two women astronauts after they corrected him for saying they were the “first-ever female spacewalkers”. The president spoke to Jessica Meir and Christina Koch last Friday as they undertook a historic joint mission outside of the International Space Station. “You are amazing people,” Trump said. […]

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Nationals under pressure over drought response – politics live | Australia news

The National party could redeem itself today by standing up to Scott Morrison. You know, National party leaders of the past – back, back with John McEwan, Ian Sinclair, Doug Anthony – would never have allowed themselves to be bullied like the current National party MPs are being bullied by Scott Morrison. They should forget […]

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Barrage of Brexit red tape exposed for British firms selling to Northern Ireland

Barrage of Brexit red tape exposed for British firms selling to Northern Ireland

British firms selling into Northern Ireland will be hit with a barrage of red tape and higher costs under Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, government documents confirm. Analysis slipped online late tonight confirms British firms will have to fill out at least two customs forms for goods traded west across the Irish Sea. This will lead […]

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Kourtney Kardashian BFF Larsa Pippen RIPPED After KUWTK Episode Of Her Starting Drama On Girls Trip

Kourtney Kardashian BFF Larsa Pippen RIPPED After KUWTK Episode Of Her Starting Drama On Girls Trip

Fans rip Kourtney Kardashian’s BFF Larsa Pippen a new one after her behavior on last night’s Keeping Up. From shading Kourtney over being single and happy to causing drama on the girls trip…the I hate Larsa train was in full swing. We’re breaking down all of the Keeping Up drama right now so stay right […]

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