While You Were Working: Wednesday 25 May, 2016
Take a moment for yourself and catch up on the news of the day.
TURNBULL INTERVIEWED BY ALAN JONES FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2014
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appeared on the Alan Jones Breakfast Show on 2GB for the first time in two years. Here's how it went down.
VICTORIA APOLIGISES FOR CONVICTIONS UNDER OUTDATED GAY LAWS
The Victorian Premier has made a formal apology to the state for historic laws that criminalised homosexuality.
This apology in the Vic parliament should be the template for how marriage equality should pass the fed parliament. Bipartisan all the way— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) May 24, 2016
government accused of double standards on public service domestic violence leave
A plea from the Human Rights Commission for the Coalition government to relent on its hard line on specific domestic violence leave for public servants has been rejected.
Minister for women Michaelia Cash has told the Commission that public servants have enough access to leave if they are victims of abuse in the home and that no changes to the government's tough bargaining stance would be made, Commission staff have been told.
Try being a women in an understaffed call centre asking for leave to cope with domestic violence. It's not easy. https://t.co/VL5fQNH4Hi— Nadine Flood (@NadineFloodCPSU) May 25, 2016
Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
labor says aborted city link land sale will lead to 'sterile missed opportunity'
The state government's desire to develop major city projects simultaneously has been blamed for the collapse of its deal with Mirvac to develop key land sites for the $5.3 billion Perth City Link project.
The failure is the latest major blow for the grand WA development from the horseshoe bridge to Perth Arena and further evidence of the Barnett government's mismanagement of key state projects, the Opposition says.
Source: WA Today.