Incoming NZ PM owes a debt to her kingmaker, and he won't let her forget it

Incoming NZ PM owes a debt to her kingmaker, and he won't let her forget it

Posted October 19, 2017 22:06:52 Video: Jacinda Ardern will become New Zealand’s PM after ‘robust’ negotiations (Photo: AP) (ABC News) Jacinda Ardern has pulled off an amazing feat with the help of one of New Zealand’s most unpredictable political warhorses. In just three months, the 37-year-old has taken Labour from an unwinnable election position to the throne of government, in the process, becoming the country’s youngest prime minister since the 1800s. For that, she owes a debt to kingmaker Winston Peters — a debt, he won’t let her forget, which…

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Postecoglou breaks silence but still deflecting on Socceroos future

Postecoglou breaks silence but still deflecting on Socceroos future

Posted October 20, 2017 09:34:45 Photo: Ange Postecoglou remains insistent his sole focus is on the two-legged play-off against Honduras. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Under-fire Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou insists he is not looking any further than next month’s do-or-die World Cup qualifying playoff with Honduras. Key points: Speculation rife over Ange Postecoglou’s future as Socceroos head coach after reports claimed he would quit after the play-off against Honduras Australia must beat Honduras over two legs to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia Plenty of challenges await Socceroos in…

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White supremacist, protesters combative during speech in Florida

White supremacist, protesters combative during speech in Florida

With an intensive police presence, protesters chanted, “We don’t want your Nazi hate” and “Nazi scum off our streets.” The anti-Spencer protesters, who vastly outnumbered the supporters, carried signs against fascism, neo-Nazis and white supremacy. Spencer took the stage at the Phillips Center at just after 2:45 p.m. Those in the venue, many of whom stood with their fists raised, loudly booed and chanted lines like “Go home Spencer” and “Nazis are not welcome here.” “I’m not going home, I will stand here all day if I have to,” a…

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'Rat out your pig': How France has reacted to the Weinstein scandal

'Rat out your pig': How France has reacted to the Weinstein scandal

Updated October 19, 2017 20:45:49 While women in Hollywood and around the world are using the hashtag #MeToo to share their experiences of sexual harassment, in France women are using #BalanceTonPorc. The hashtag, which roughly translates to “rat out your pig”, went viral this week and encourages women to speak up in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. And the uproar couldn’t have come at a better time for the French Government… Just this week it introduced a bill that aims to crack down on sexual harassment and make…

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The Aussie job seekers being left behind

The Aussie job seekers being left behind

FIVE unemployed Australians are competing for each entry-level job and people with low levels of education find it increasingly difficult to find work. This bleak picture for job hunters has been laid bare in two newly published reports. Anglicare Australia has found just 15 per cent of jobs advertised across the country in May 2017 were considered entry-level. About 711,000 people were unemployed in that month, including 124,000 job seekers only qualified for entry-level work. To make matters worse, entry-level jobs have been drying up during the decade. “Not only…

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