Immigration curveball: Trump wants a deal

Immigration curveball: Trump wants a deal

CNN reported Tuesday that Trump wants Republicans and Democrats to work together on an immigration reform bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the US with their families if they paid taxes and had no serious criminal record — a stance that runs counter to the tough-on-immigrant rhetoric that defined Trump’s polarizing campaign and galvanized much of his base. “The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Congressional Republicans were not ready…

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New QR trains order derailed by minister over ongoing design problems

New QR trains order derailed by minister over ongoing design problems

Posted March 01, 2017 10:45:37 Photo: Jackie Trad blamed the former government for ordering the trains. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin) The Queensland Government has halted the delivery of new trains for Queensland Rail (QR) from the manufacturer in India, because of ongoing problems with their operation. Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Jackie Trad said the New Generation Rolling-stock (NGR) has significant design issues which need to be sorted, including braking problems and driver visibility issues. It is another major setback for QR management, coming on top of the ongoing driver…

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Mark Colvin's kidney donation becomes a play

Mark Colvin's kidney donation becomes a play

Posted February 28, 2017 21:16:43 Photo: Mary Ellen-Field and Mark Colvin at the Belvoir Street Theatre. (ABC News: Nicole Chettle) For more than 40 years, Mark Colvin brought the news to Australians from all over the world. Now, the respected ABC journalist is in his own story. Colvin is the subject of a new play that details his life-saving organ transplant, aptly named Mark Colvin’s Kidney. The veteran reporter’s career nearly killed him. Colvin suffered kidney failure after falling ill covering the conflict in Rwanda and 20 years later, he…

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Barnett reprimands wine-giving candidate

Barnett reprimands wine-giving candidate

WA Premier Colin Barnett has been forced to defend a Liberal candidate for a second day in a row amid more embarrassing election campaign revelations. Liberal candidate and City of Perth councillor Lily Chen was criticised when it emerged she had been handing out bottles of wine to people while doorknocking during the WA election. On Monday, Liberal Party South West region candidate Wade De Campo apologised after he was caught out pretending to be a talkback caller while criticising Opposition Leader Mark McGowan over Labor’s financial and renewable energy…

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Children's messages in CloudPets data breach

Children's messages in CloudPets data breach

Image copyrightCloudpets / Spiral Toys An open database containing links to more than 2 million voice messages recorded on cuddly toys has been discovered, cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt has revealed. The messages were created by owners of CloudPets soft toys. At one point, the data was even held to ransom, Mr Hunt says. The animals are advertised as being toys that enable people to record and send greetings via a phone app and the toy itself. The creatures are marketed as cuddly devices to connect children to working parents or…

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