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While You Were Working: Thursday 26 May, 2016

#AUSVOTES EDITION

Take a moment for yourself and catch up on the news of the day.


Telstra wins contract to manage your health records

The Turnbull government is pushing ahead with plans to place sensitive medical records under corporate management and will announce on Thursday that Telstra Health - a division of Telstra - has been awarded the contract to manage a new national cancer screening register from next year.

The lucrative contract, which one industry source estimated at as high as $180 million over three years, will be announced by Health Minister Sussan Ley.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


Today is National Sorry Day

May 26 marks a moment to reflect and recognise the injustices and pain experienced by the Stolen Generations.


EMPLOYERS BACK TURNBULL’S PUSH FOR CORPORATE TAX CUTS AND MOVES TO FORCE WORKERS INTO INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS

The nation’s biggest employers group is publicly supporting the Turnbull government’s economic agenda, including a push to introduce individual  contracts for workers and block unions from negotiating for their members.

Source: Working Life.


REGIONAL POLITICIANS FACE-OFF IN DEBATE

Regional issues were the hot topic for Wednesday night's three-way Regional Leaders Debate between Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce, Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon and Greens Leader Richard di Natale. Who came off the best?


Protestor forces NZ Parliament in to lockdown

Police blocked off the entrance and forecourt to Parliament because of a 'potentially dangerous' vehicle outside the Beehive. The protestor has now been arreste


Source: Twitter Moments.

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