Dozens of asylum seekers in Canberra at risk of deportation: Legal Aid

Dozens of asylum seekers in Canberra at risk of deportation: Legal Aid

Posted May 23, 2017 09:44:11 Up to 32 asylum seekers have slipped through the cracks in Canberra and likely do not know about a new deadline to apply for protection visas, Legal Aid ACT has said. The dedicated legal service provider said it had lost contact with dozens of asylum seekers in the territory, who have not formally applied for temporary protection visas. The individuals, who arrived between 2012 and 2013, were moved into the community until they had the ability to apply for the visas, but now cannot be…

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Sky News’ most powerful duo revealed

Sky News’ most powerful duo revealed

TWO of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s most outspoken enemies have united in a new current affairs TV show. News Corp Australia columnist Peta Credlin and talkback king Alan Jones are known supporters of Tony Abbott, who was ousted as sitting Prime Minister by a challenge from Turnbull on September 15, 2015. Sky News has announced that Credlin, who was Abbott’s chief of staff from September 2013 to September 2015, joins as co-host on Jones & Co, which is screened on Tuesdays at 8pm. Two of Australia’s most prominent and influential…

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National Sports Plan's 'sports court' poses many questions for major codes

National Sports Plan's 'sports court' poses many questions for major codes

Posted May 22, 2017 18:15:38 The National Sports Plan is a grand sounding project, with the worthiest of all possible purposes: in the words of Minister Greg Hunt: “It’s about allowing Australians to be their best selves.” But don’t expect months of dolphin music and transcendental meditation. This plan has an edge. No, surprisingly to many, the thorniest part of this is not the mooted sports lottery. The Minister floated this idea a few weeks ago and many might have expected anti-gambling advocates to run to the barricades. Instead, largely,…

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Is this the end of Bali belly?

Is this the end of Bali belly?

THERE is a vaccine that promises to end the dreaded Bali belly that strikes down so many West Aussies each year – and all it takes is a glass of water. Almost half a million West Aussies head to Bali each year with many having their holiday cut short by the unwelcome bug bout. The Bali belly is caused by E-Coli bacteria but experts have found it can be preventable with a vaccine for cholera. “The vaccine we’re talking about is called Dukoral,” Dr Aidan Perse, from Travel Health Plus, said….

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S&P downgrades banks on property crash risk

S&P downgrades banks on property crash risk

Posted May 22, 2017 18:03:38 Ratings agency S&P Global has downgraded almost all financial institutions in Australia because they face an “increased risk of a sharp correction in property prices”. Twenty-three institutions, including AMP, Bank of Queensland, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and Credit Union Australia, received downgrades to their stand-alone credit profiles. Credit ratings downgrades can force up the cost of borrowing for financial institutions which in turn can be passed onto customers. S&P said “economic imbalances in Australia have increased due to strong growth in private sector debt and…

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