While You Were Working: Thursday 26 May, 2016
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.
Today, National Sorry Day, speaks for a dark shadow in our national history we took too long to face.— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) May 26, 2016
The only meaningful way to apologise for past atrocities is to work collectively towards a tolerant and inclusive future. #SorryDay— Awal Premi (@anpremi) May 25, 2016
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?
Joyce points out Labor didnt invest anything in mobile blackspots. Fitz says rubbish and asks how many actually switched on? #ausvotes— Natalie Kotsios (@NatalieKotsios) May 25, 2016
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
Budget lock-up. Parliament lock-down. This is getting confusing https://t.co/pZM3ExH3My— Nikki Macdonald (@Nikki_Macdonald) May 26, 2016
Source: Twitter Moments.