Today is a good day to change jobs

Today is a good day to change jobs

THE new financial year brings fresh activity to the job market as projects finish up and new goals are set. Along with the new calendar year, it is a time when employees traditionally reassess their careers and make the decision to stay or go. Hays managing director for Queensland Darren Buchanan says now is a popular time to make changes as it is linked to appraisals and a sense of “wrapping up”. “It can prompt people to start looking around,” he says. “They think ‘I have finished my project, the…

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Venus blamed for fatal car accident, police report says

Venus blamed for fatal car accident, police report says

The Palm Beach Gardens Police report states the accident occurred on June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens and the victim, Jerome Barson, was a passenger in a car that was driven by his wife, Linda Barson. According to the report, Linda Barson told police she was traveling west in the right lane and approaching an intersection, slowing for a traffic light. The report states that light changed to green, and Barson said she drove through the intersection when Williams’ 2010 Toyota Sequoia cut across in front of her car. Linda…

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Okja pits Tilda Swinton against giant CGI pig in action masterpiece

Okja pits Tilda Swinton against giant CGI pig in action masterpiece

Posted June 30, 2017 12:58:37 Photo: South Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun plays an orphan farmer in Boon Joon Ho’s Okja. (Supplied: Netflix) Related Story: Kong: Skull Island is the best war movie of the year The modern-day blockbuster has an image problem: the perception that Hollywood films are bloated, packed with special effects and lack the nuanced skill of good storytelling. The exciting films that do make it through the studio system tend to arrive from far-flung corners — culturally, geographically or both (George Miller’s Namibia-shot, Australian-inflected Mad Max: Fury…

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Skilled worker visas now open to CEOs, university lecturers

Skilled worker visas now open to CEOs, university lecturers

Posted July 01, 2017 00:02:15 A refined list of occupations eligible to apply for a skilled worker visa comes into effect today, after the Federal Government made a number of concessions. The changes will see people with some occupations such as chief executives or university lecturers now able to apply for a four-year temporary visa instead of a two-year visa. Some sectors had complained it would harm their industries. Universities Australia chief executive Belinda Robinson said the “key issues” it had raised with the Government had been addressed. “Research is…

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Public challenged to drop single-use plastic in July

Public challenged to drop single-use plastic in July

Posted July 01, 2017 08:00:00 Photo: Plastic takeaway boxes are usually used just once, but the material will last forever. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne) Related Story: Plastic and how it affects our oceans Related Story: Family of four produces only half a bread bag of rubbish a week The War on Waste has inspired many Australians to start recycling, but could you refuse single-use plastic altogether? Launched in 2011 by Perth’s Western Metropolitan Regional Council, Plastic Free July aims to educate the public on the problems plastic causes. Its…

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