Coal miner accuses Labor leader Bill Shorten of hypocrisy

He said Mr Shorten should acknowledge the role played by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union in the proliferation of labour hire in the mining industry. Loading “I would say to him ‘what gave the CFMMEU a right to distinguish and make up a second class employee or group that work in the coal industry, when we do exactly the same job, are exposed to same risks, same roster?’” Mr Turner said. In his two years at the BHP mine as a casual, Mr Turner claims to have…

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Paris Hilton slams Lindsay Lohan as ‘embarrassing’

The socialite, 38, Had some choice words for former friend Lindsay Lohan when asked on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to name three nice things about Lohan. “She’s beyond,” Hilton said. Cohen replied” “That’s good. That’s pretty nice for you to say she’s beyond.” Lindsay Lohan (L) parties with socialite Paris Hilton in 2006. Picture: SuppliedSource:News Corp Australia Hilton then had to clear up that she actually meant “(beyond) lame and embarrassing.” It is not the first time Hilton has dissed Lohan. In 2017 she talked about that famous…

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The fate of our nation? It’s in the toilet

The impending relief felt by those early-morning joggers is palpable. On the opposite side of Port Phillip Bay, members of the St Leonard’s Beautification Committee are celebrating too. Illustration: Matt DavidsonCredit: Local Liberal MP Sarah Henderson has mercifully heard their plea for updated toilet facilities in her marginal seat of Corangamite, which became notionally Labor-inclined after a recent redistribution. Henderson has pledged $430,000 from a re-elected Morrison government to deliver toilet facilities, a community pavilion and a playground shade sail for the seaside hamlet. By contrast, “my Labor opponent has…

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Gutherson keen to settle future

“I don’t think there is (a club-imposed deadline). Last time I spoke to (manager) Sam (Ayoub) he said there wasn’t. I want to get it done. I’ve put one [a deadline] on myself. It’s getting to the point now that I have to pick, and to decide my future soon. It’ll be sooner rather than later “This week or early next week, I’ll try and knock it all off and move on from there.” Manly have been watching the situation with interest, eyeing Gutherson as a potential halves partner for…

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Aunty Kate, Uncle Wills visit Archie

NBC News reports that William and Kate finally visited baby Archie at Frogmore Cottage overnight. Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Picture: AFPSource:AFP There has been surprise from royal watchers at how long it has taken William and Kate to visit their nephew amid rumours of a family feud between them and Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan. Up until now, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are the only…

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George Clooney’s surprising Batman confession

George Clooney starred in 1997’s critically panned Batman & Robin and revealed on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast that he advised Ben Affleck to turn down the role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in 2017’s Justice League. “I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it,’” Clooney said. “It was only from my experience, which is, you know …” Ben Affleck as Batman.Source:Supplied The scars from Batman & Robin still remain for George Clooney. The Oscar-winning actor, 58, said he caught a…

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Don’t make this pointless voting mistake

Australia’s unique preferential voting system means we have two options when voting in the federal election. On your Senate paper you will be asked to number either six boxes for parties above the line or 12 boxes for candidates below the line. The party or candidate that you put as number one will be your first preference and then the ones you number after that will be in defending order of who you want to see elected. However, you don’t just have to stop at six or twelve, you can…

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Fittler undecided on six spots for NSW Blues

But the dismal form of Cleary and NSW incumbent James Maloney’s Panthers might force the hand of Fittler, who has Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds nearing an Origin recall. Loading It’s part of up to six spots Fittler and his adviser Greg Alexander are still yet to make a definitive call on before the most pivotal round for Origin selection this weekend. Fittler spoke openly about the challenge facing Roberts, who has been shafted from Brisbane’s NRL side, and Panthers prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard, who is also unlikely to feature in the…

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Madonna defends Eurovision decision

The pop queen who is the superstar guest performer at the weekend’s grand final said she will continue to challenge human rights violation but would not bow to political pressure. The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) has targeted artists and broadcasters at Eurovision, urging them not to participate in the event. Madonna has previously staged concerts in Israel in 2009 and 2012, and has been a follower of the mystical form of Judaism called Kabbalah. “I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda nor will I stop speaking out…

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Google exec says Aussie retailers adapted well to Amazon entry

Local retailers have so far withstood the impact of Amazon’s heavily hyped arrival in Australia. But Ms Conroy tipped a long road ahead for many stores as the $US906 billion ($1.3 trillion) behemoth increased its warehousing productivity and optimised its distribution model. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Credit:Emmanuel Dunand “Amazon, I think if you ask them, will say they’re just getting started here. I think it will be a long journey for a lot of retailers,” she said. “You’ve seen a lot of announcements from Australian retailers that they’re investing in…

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