Putin reveals espionage career secret

Putin reveals espionage career secret

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has revealed a significant secret about his previous espionage career, admitting for the first time to working in “illegal intelligence” for the KGB. The stunning revelation means the former KGB officer was involved in dangerous spy operations without diplomatic cover. It’s believed the President did not personally work as an illegal agent, but may have led such operations. The stunning admission was made in a TV interview in Moscow marking the 95th anniversary of the Soviet intelligence directorate dealing with unofficial spies. media_cameraRussian President Vladimir Putin…

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ATO systems crash again, disrupting pay vote

ATO systems crash again, disrupting pay vote

The Australian Taxation Office’s website and internal systems crashed again on Thursday and remained offline for several hours, with this year’s tax time just nine days away. The agency’s technicians restored the main site by 2pm but the picture on what was happening internally was less clear. An error message on the ATO website on Thursday morning. Photo: Noel M. TowellThe crash, the latest in a series of serious technical failures at the agency, comes just nine days before the beginning of tax time, its busiest period of the year. The…

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Some businesses hold off penalty rate cut amid uncertainly

Some businesses hold off penalty rate cut amid uncertainly

Posted June 24, 2017 12:47:37 If you are planning on heading out for a meal this weekend, or maybe a shopping trip, spare a thought for those serving you. For many people working in the pharmacy, hospitality, retail and fast food sectors, this is the last weekend they will be paid special Sunday penalties, with the first round of changes to comes into effect from July 1. Labor is vowing to keep fighting until the cuts are reversed, but business groups say it is time to move on. Labor’s employment…

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Trains are coming back to Port Adelaide, oh yeah!

Trains are coming back to Port Adelaide, oh yeah!

An artist’s impression of the spur line that will bring rail commuters back to the heart of Port Adelaide. A NEW 1km rail link will connect Port Adelaide’s commercial centre and the Dock One residential precinct to the Adelaide CBD for the first time in 36 years. The $16.4 million train station and spur line will lead to a new railway station at Baker St, in the heart of the Port, the Government announced in the State Budget on Thursday. Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said that when the new line…

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Last-ditch bid to save Sunday penalty rates in retail, fast food, hospitality

Last-ditch bid to save Sunday penalty rates in retail, fast food, hospitality

Controversial cuts to Sunday penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of workers are facing a last-minute legal challenge, with unions seeking urgent hearings to stop them taking effect next weekend. “We are compelled to take this legal step,” said Jo-anne Schofield, national secretary of the United Voice union.  Play VideoDon’t Play Black market guns seized in raids Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide IN FULL: Penalty rate changes IN FULL: Penalty rate changes Find out how paypackets will be affected for people working weekends in hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy industries….

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