Calls to save TAFE as sector reaches ‘tipping point’

Calls to save TAFE as sector reaches ‘tipping point’

Posted October 22, 2017 06:02:27 Photo: Protests against TAFE cuts have been regular and impassioned since vocational training was opened to private competition in 2012. (Supplied: Estelle Griepink) There are calls for urgent government intervention to stop the critical decline...
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Time frame key to $30b debt probe

Time frame key to $30b debt probe

AN interesting game of cat and mouse is being played out between former under-treasurer John Langoulant and Liberal leader Mike Nahan over a $1.5 million inquiry into where all the billions went. Langoulant has been appointed by Labor Premier Mark...
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Voters back Freo’s Australia Day plan

Voters back Freo’s Australia Day plan

ALBERT Jacob has ended his brief break from public service, sweeping to a narrow victory in the race for the seat of Mayor of Joondalup. The toppled former Environment Minister beat ex-Hillarys MP Rob Johnson by around 500 votes in...
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Niger: At least 12 police killed as militants storm base

Niger: At least 12 police killed as militants storm base

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The security forces in Niger are at risk of attack from a variety of militant groups At least 12 paramilitary police in Niger have been killed in an attack by gunmen using pick-up trucks and...
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Czech election: Billionaire Babis secures big early lead

Czech election: Billionaire Babis secures big early lead

Image copyright AFPImage caption Andrej Babis, 63, is the second-richest man in the Czech Republic A populist billionaire candidate has taken the lead in partial results from the Czech Republic’s general election. Andrej Babis’s centrist movement A...
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Identifying the ‘liberal’ in Japanese politics

Identifying the ‘liberal’ in Japanese politics

The current group of conservative public figures in the United States wants to return to an age when certain middle-class values were ascendant, without acknowledging that many of those values were realized because President Franklin Roosevelt implemented prog...
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Magazines hold their own against TV’s ‘iron chefs’

Magazines hold their own against TV’s ‘iron chefs’

Prior to Japan’s switch-over to full digital TV broadcasting in 2011, a number of industry insiders were already voicing concerns about how the new technology would affect their bottom line. With expanded bandwidth and additional channels, what — aside fro...
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Critics slam WHO’s Robert Mugabe appointment as goodwill ambassador

Critics slam WHO’s Robert Mugabe appointment as goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Related posts: ‘Military opt...
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Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Image copyright EPAImage caption Mr Rajoy said the government would apply Spain’s Article 155 The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia’s leaders and take control of the separatist region. Speaking after an emergency cabinet...
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Spanish PM wants to dissolve Catalan government to ‘restore normalcy’ after secession vote

Spanish PM wants to dissolve Catalan government to ‘restore normalcy’ after secession vote

The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.Story continues below ...
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EU leaders: Pay £48billion for Brexit deal by Christmas

EU leaders: Pay £48billion for Brexit deal by Christmas

A Brexit deal could be agreed as soon as Christmas – but only if the UK pays £48bn, EU leaders said on Friday. In a meeting held after Theresa May attended a Brussels summit, EU leaders gave the order to...
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