Yassmin Abdel-Magied feels 'betrayed' by Australia

Yassmin Abdel-Magied feels 'betrayed' by Australia

Updated July 11, 2017 21:54:27 Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who has called herself the most “publicly hated Muslim in Australia”, says she feels betrayed by her home country and that people in Australia are happy to accept you “as long as you toe the line”. Abdel-Magied, a mechanical engineer and writer who attracted controversy after trading barbs with Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie on Q&A earlier in the year, told Buzzfeed UK she felt that freedom of speech did not apply to her in Australia. “In a country like Australia, people are very…

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Failed youth diversion program 'a tragedy for the whole mob'

Failed youth diversion program 'a tragedy for the whole mob'

Posted July 12, 2017 08:09:04 The Northern Territory’s only alternative to youth detention in a remote area has been forced to close its doors, saying it did not have enough money to fix infrastructure and safety problems. BushMob had been running the trial program at Loves Creek Station, east of Alice Springs, for 14 months but said the Territory Families Department would not fix several issues which made the facility inappropriate for long-term residency. “[They include problems with] water supply, power, food storage, safe road access and importantly a communication…

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How Treasury lost its way on economic reform

How Treasury lost its way on economic reform

From the almost stony silence of the nation’s economists, you’d never know that Malcolm Turnbull’s successful move to needs-based funding of schools is the most significant economic reform in many a long year. It’s notable, too, that this reform seems to have been achieved with little or no involvement by the high priests of economics at Treasury and the Productivity Commission. Play VideoDon’t Play New way to detect Alzheimer’s discovered Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide High fives all round – Gonski 2.0 passes High fives all round – Gonski…

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Nixon fast-tracked into MasterChef finals

Nixon fast-tracked into MasterChef finals

ARUM Nixon has been fast-tracked into Finals Week of MasterChef Australia after beating professional chef Frederico Zanellato, of Lumi Bar and Dining, in a cook-off tonight. Nixon made the cook-off against Zanellato after earlier beating Eliza Wilson and Tamara Graffen in a round to create the perfect souffle. Nixon scored 26 out of 30 for his ‘Beef with Celeriac, Black Pudding, Macadamia and Pernod’ to topple Zanellato who scored 24 out of 30 for his ‘Tortelli filled with Jerusalem artichokes, Mussels and Chilli’. Nixon, under the guidance of Shannon Bennett,…

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