Labor says it may hold royal commission into Murray-Darling water ‘scandal’ | Australia news

Labor has left the door open to holding a royal commission into the Murray-Darling basin plan, calling on the government to explain the “scandal” surrounding $200m in water buybacks. Pressure has been mounting on the Coalition to justify why the former agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce signed off on the controversial water purchases in 2017, which […]

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Four day week and higher minimum wage could solve UK's productivity crisis

Four day week and higher minimum wage could solve UK’s productivity crisis

The poorest 50% of households could see 13% boost in income by 2030 with 4-day week and higher minimum wage. It is part of a radical plan to solve the UK’s ongoing productivity crisis devised by thinktank the New Economics Foundation who are in favour of gradually reducing time spent working while raising minimum wages […]

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian comedian and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine March 29, 2019.

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit poll

Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian comedian and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine March 29, 2019. Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough […]

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Rudy Giuliani, attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 30, 2018.

‘There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’

Leah Mills | Reuters Rudy Giuliani, attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 30, 2018. Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that there’s ‘nothing wrong’ with taking information from Russians, after the Mueller report laid out […]

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UK politics poll tracker 2019: Latest results ahead of EU and local elections

UK politics poll tracker 2019: Latest results ahead of EU and local elections

The UK is holding two sets of elections in May 2019 that will test how the Brexit chaos is affecting voters. Millions of people in 248 areas are choosing around 8,300 councillors in the local elections on May 2. Then the EU elections on May 23 will see 73 hopefuls elected to British seats in […]

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Calls mount for royal commission into controversial Murray-Darling water buybacks | Australia news

Pressure continues to mount on the Morrison government over controversial water buybacks in 2017, with calls for both a royal commission and an immediate explanation about why officials dealt with a company domiciled in a tax haven. Labor has given Scott Morrison a deadline of Monday to address questions about the 2017 water buybacks, and […]

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Scott Morrison invites media into Pentecostal church amid election campaign ‘truce’ | Australia news

Scott Morrison has invited the media into his his Pentecostal church in Sydney for the first time, as both party leaders paused their official campaigns on Easter Sunday. At the Horizon church’s communion service in the city’s southern suburb of Sutherland, Morrison clapped to the opening song. The senior pastor, Brad Bonhomme, said the church […]

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Theresa May calls for an end to persecution of Christians in Easter message

Theresa May calls for an end to persecution of Christians in Easter message

Prime Minister Theresa May used her Easter message to call for an end to persecution of Christians around the world. The PM added the government had launched a review designed to protect them. In a short message she said: “For millions of Christians in this country and around the world, Easter is a particularly special […]

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