Unions seek pay guarantees

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 17-Jan-20

Unions are proposing a new workplace condition that would see the pay of workers guaranteed if their employer has to shut down because of a bushfire or some other natural disaster. Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia CEO Peter Strong has attacked the idea as being "political and completely unworkable", although COSBOA has lent its support to a push by the ACTU to increase the federal government’s disaster recovery allowance for fire-impacted workers to the minimum wage.

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Weathering the storm: inside the Murdoch family climate schism

Original article by Zoe Samios
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 17-Jan-20

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced in late 2006 that News Corporation had a responsibility to ‘take the lead’ with regard to climate change. Murdoch subsequently revealed a number of initiatives aimed at reducing his media empire’s carbon footprint, including the ‘CoolChange’ program, which was known as ‘1Degree’ in Australia. Murdoch’s stance on climate change came as a surprise to many observers, given that he had traditionally been a climate change sceptic. News Corp’s stance on climate change is attracting renewed scrutiny amid criticism of its newspapers’ coverage of the bushfires crisis.

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