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Builders hit out at 'outrageous' construction union pay push

Builders hit out at 'outrageous' construction union pay push

The CFMMEU wants 5 per cent annual pay rises for construction workers in NSW, but the Victorian branch agreed to 3 per cent.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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Victorian childcare centres to get fee help after lockdown decision
Childcare

Victorian childcare centres to get fee help after lockdown decision

As the rest of the country shifts back to the old childcare funding model, Victorian centres will get extra help to survive another severe lockdown.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'Proven ineffective': Doctors urge stronger alcohol pregnancy warning labels
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'Proven ineffective': Doctors urge stronger alcohol pregnancy warning labels

Doctors are calling on governments to resist alcohol industry pressure and adopt pregnancy warning labels they previously sent back for revision.

  • by Dana McCauley
A terrible day for Victoria but decisive action had to be taken
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Coronavirus pandemic

A terrible day for Victoria but decisive action had to be taken

The new and necessary lockdowns in Victoria are a stark reminder that coming to terms with this pandemic will take patience, co-operation and good leadership.

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Labor calls for an Australian Magnitsky Act to target human rights abusers
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Labor calls for an Australian Magnitsky Act to target human rights abusers

Labor is calling for Australia to introduce its own Magnitsky Act to target human rights abusers after the United Kingdom unveiled its much-anticipated laws.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Federal Labor MPs question state government's public housing lockdown
Coronavirus pandemic

Federal Labor MPs question state government's public housing lockdown

Labor MPs Bill Shorten and Peter Khalil are concerned for the welfare of 3000 people locked down in Melbourne public housing towers.

  • by Rob Harris
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Victoria shutdown a threat to the economy as RBA holds record low rates
Australian recession

Victoria shutdown a threat to the economy as RBA holds record low rates

RBA governor Philip Lowe cautions of a "bumpy" recovery while holding official interest rates steady for another month.

  • by Shane Wright
RBA holds rates as consumers spend on groceries but not services
Coronavirus pandemic

RBA holds rates as consumers spend on groceries but not services

The Reserve Bank of Australia held rates at the record low level where they have been since late March.

  • by Shane Wright
Peace deal between Australia Post and union to protect posties
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Peace deal between Australia Post and union to protect posties

Under the agreement, Australia Post has guaranteed no workers will lose their jobs under the organisation's shake-up during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • by Fergus Hunter
The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding
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The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

Illustrations by the artist from The Age.

Best of cartoons, July 7, 2020
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Best of cartoons, July 7, 2020

The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.