US Today show host Matt Lauer fired over sexual harassment claims

US Today show host Matt Lauer fired over sexual harassment claims

US Today host Matt Lauer has been fired after a colleague complained of sexual harassment, reportedly in response to an incident at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the NBC News president, said in a statement. “It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment,” it continued. “While it is the first complaint about his behaviour in…

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Channel Nine sets up helpline for employees after Burke allegations

Channel Nine sets up helpline for employees after Burke allegations

Updated November 30, 2017 01:16:53 In the aftermath of allegations around TV personality Don Burke, Channel Nine has established a helpline where employees can access an independent counselling service and report instances of “past behaviour” within the organisation. CEO Hugh Marks announced the news in an email to staff, saying the organisation “can and will take steps to ensure that former employees, perhaps with old grievances, are supported”. Mr Marks said any matters which are raised and require further action will be addressed appropriately either internally or, if required, externally…

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The pop charts are lacking an important element: Australian music

The pop charts are lacking an important element: Australian music

Updated November 29, 2017 15:02:28 Photo: Vance Joy is one of three Aussie artists in the top 50 this week. (Facebook: Vance Joy) Related Story: Gang of Youths ‘go farther’ to take out top ARIA gong Australian music has a pretty big problem: not enough people are listening to it. At least, that’s if you go by the Australian pop charts. Last week there were only two songs by Australian artists in the ARIA top 50 singles chart. This week, as Australian artists celebrate another ARIA awards, there are three….

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Sam Dastyari should quit Parliament over China revelations, Julie Bishop says

Sam Dastyari should quit Parliament over China revelations, Julie Bishop says

Updated November 29, 2017 21:59:48 Video: Senator Dastyari gives a carefully constructed defence of China’s policy in the South China Sea in the recording. (ABC News) Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has called for Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit Parliament over new revelations about his dealings with China. Key points: Tapes show Sam Dastyari told Chinese media Australia should observe Chinese history in respecting Chinese land claims on South China Sea Earlier revelations allege he warned a wealthy Chinese businessman his phone most likely being bugged Julie Bishop calls…

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Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

Image copyrightUniversity of Leicester Image caption Archaeologists from the University of Leicester believe the ditch was part of a large fort in KentArchaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain in 54BC. The discovery of a defensive ditch and weapons led them to identify Pegwell Bay in Thanet, Kent, as the place they believe the Romans landed. The ditch, in the nearby hamlet of Ebbsfleet, was part of a large fort, the University of Leicester team says. Its location was consistent with clues…

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