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Greens to introduce bill for royal commission into Murray-Darling

Sarah Hanson-Young says Menindee fish kill is just the latest example of mismanagement, but Labor defends basin plan The Greens will introduce legislation to establish a royal commission into the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin when parliament returns in February, in the wake of the massive fish kill at Menindee last week.The Greens environment and water spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson-Young, said she would move to set up the inquiry, which will have power to compel testimony from bureaucrat...
Tags: Labor, Environment, Water, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Greens, Murray Darling Basin, Sarah Hanson-Young, TONY BURKE, Rural Australia, Murray Darling, Menindee

"They’re required to work without being paid — that is the essence of involuntary servitude. The government has absolutely violated famous constitutional rights."

Said Michael Kator, an attorney for the plaintiffs who are working without pay during the shutdown, quoted in "'The essence of involuntary servitude': Federal unions sue the Trump administration to get paid for shutdown work" (WaPo).The judge just ruled from the bench, denying a temporary restraining order:U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said it would be “profoundly irresponsible" to issue an order that would result in thousands of employees staying home from work. "At best it would create c...
Tags: Law, Labor, Leon, Trump, WaPo, Richard J Leon, Ann Althouse, Trump's shutdown, Michael Kator

Google Workers Have a New Plan to Fight Forced Arbitration

A group of Google workers is ramping up the fight to eliminate the tech industry’s use of unfair forced arbitration agreements.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Forced Arbitration

Google Walkout meets #MeToo in a new anti-arbitration campaign

When outraged googlers walked off the job last year to protest the company's practice of secretly paying off serial sexual assaulters and harassers, while denying employees the right to sue over harassment through arbitration clauses in their contracts, Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised revise Google employment contracts to remove mandatory arbitration for individual sexual harassment claims. Binding arbitration is parallel justice system run by and for big corporations, who use mandatory a...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Instagram, Labor, Time, Tech, Solidarity, Sundar Pichai, Class Action, Arbitration, Late Stage Capitalism, Forced Arbitration, MeToo, Tech Worker Uprising, Endforcedarbitration

In LA, the teachers of America's largest school district are on strike

LA teachers are on strike today, fighting against privatization, standardized tests, giant classes, and clawbacks of in-class teachers' aides. The LA Unified School District -- whose billionaire superintendent was installed thanks to oceans of dark money fronted by the charter school lobby -- will respond by spending its $1.86 billion reserve on high-priced scabs. Unlike last year's wave of #RedForEd teachers' strikes, LA teachers are striking against Democratic party operative and donors,...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Labor, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Teachers, Lausd, Class War, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Austin Beutner, Dinos, Late Stage Capitalism

The Shutdown Reveals Just How Automated Our Government Already Is

If you call the White House right now, thanks to the government shutdown, you’ll be treated to an automated message: “We apologize but due to the lapse in federal funding, we are unable to take your call. Once funding has been restored, our operations will resume.” The switchboard operators, like so many federal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, White House, Automaton

Shorten to hit the road in Bill's bus for Queensland campaign

Unlike Scott Morrison on his ScoMobile tour, the opposition leader will stay on the bus as it travels northFirst there was the ScoMobile, minus Scott Morrison. Now there is the Bill bus, but with a key difference: Labor has promised its leader will travel on the actual bus as it hits the Queensland campaign trail within days.State and federal Labor MPs from across the country will be called into action for the road trip, which is understood will get under way in the next week, with Daniel Andrew...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Bill, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews

Iowa safety inspectors say their firings were retaliation

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency. The firings of Jason Garmoe and Travis Stein on Tuesday are the latest turmoil at the Division of Labor, which has been rocked by recent personnel […]
Tags: News, Labor, Ap, Nation, Iowa, IOWA CITY Iowa, Jason Garmoe, Travis Stein

Labor rejects call to freeze superannuation rate until flaws fixed

Productivity Commission report proposes major changes to super system that could see workers retire with an extra $500,000 Labor has rejected a recommendation to freeze the compulsory superannuation rate at 9.5% until flaws in the super system have been fixed, saying the rate could still be increased to 12% while the system is being reformed.It has also pushed back against a proposal to create an official list of the top 10 performing superannuation funds to help workers better navigate the supe...
Tags: Business, Labor, Australia news, Australian economy, Productivity Commission, Josh Frydenberg, Superannuation

Rahaf al-Qunun: Labor says Saudi refugee should be resettled in Australia

Bill Shorten urges Scott Morrison to accept Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun now that the UN has validated her refugee claimLabor has said the Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun should be resettled in Australia now that her refugee claim had been validated.The party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Penny Wong, told ABC radio on Thursday Bill Shorten had written to Scott Morrison urging him to accept Qunun. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, United Nations, Bill Shorten, Un, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun

So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job

During his first day on the job at a small 3D-modelling company, Griffith noticed that his new colleagues’ workstations were hopelessly out of date. So he took the initiative to suggest some automation upgrades to the higher-ups, who concurred. Two years later, 20 employees—some of them good friends—were out of work.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automaton, Griffith

Minors' Rights: Granddaughter Age 17 Parents Moved Left Her Behind Situation

My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Idaho My grandaughter is 17 and will be 18 in May we reside in Washington a border state and she often visits and attends church in Washington where we are Last summer her parents moved to another state 1500 miles away. They own the home she stays in and are paying the bills there. She did not want to move as it is her senior year of high school and she wanted to graduate where she attends now. Parents arranged to have her stay with fri...
Tags: Law, Labor, Washington, Idaho, Washington State, Juvenile Law, Idaho Which

LA's teachers are ready to strike on Tuesday, rejecting privatization of public education

Last year saw a wave of teachers' strikes across America, but mostly in red states where public education has been starved of funds, putting teachers on starvation wages, subjecting kids to dangerous conditions, and stripping schools of resources and even putting schools on four-day weeks. But on January 10th, the teachers who educate the 694,000 students of the LA Unified School District (comparable to the entire student population of the state of Oklahoma) are heading on strike, in a de...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, California, La, White House, Religion, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Reagan, Earth, Teachers, Ronald Reagan, Arizona, Christian

Senator Fraser Anning will charge taxpayers for travel to attend far-right rally

Labor’s acting leader, Tanya Plibersek, says PM should speak out against Queensland senator The Queensland senator Fraser Anning will charge taxpayers for his return flights to Melbourne to attend a rally involving far-right extremists and film a video alongside its leaders, the convicted criminals Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson.The senator defended his attendance at the rally on Saturday, telling the New Daily: “It’s official business. I am a senator. I didn’t go there for a picnic.” Continue ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Tanya Plibersek, Far Right, Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson, Fraser Anning

Scott Morrison criticises 'ugly racial protests' but fails to condemn Fraser Anning

Labor’s acting leader says PM should speak out against Queensland senator for attending rally alongside far-right extremistsThe prime minister has condemned the “ugly racial protests” at Melbourne’s St Kilda beach involving rightwing extremists led by convicted criminals Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson.Scott Morrison thanked the hundreds of Victorian police officers who took to the air, sea and land to control Saturday’s event, while calling Australia the most successful migrant country in the w...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, St Kilda, Far Right, Blair Cottrell, Fraser Anning, Neil Erikson Scott Morrison

Labor to introduce minimum Atars for teaching degrees if unis don't lift standards

Tanya Plibersek says students should compete to get into teaching ‘the same way they compete to get into medicine’Labor has warned it will introduce mandatory entry scores for teaching degrees if universities do not toughen their admission standards.In the face of growing concern over entry scores for teaching degrees, the deputy opposition leader, Tanya Plibersek, said on Sunday that if universities did not move to lift standards, a Labor government would move to make Atar (Australian tertiary ...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Tanya Plibersek, Australian education

Oregon women achieve historic milestone next week

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon’s next labor commissioner is sworn in, the state’s governor and attorney general, both women, will be administering the oath of office. It’s significant, Gov. Kate Brown said on Friday, because Labor Commissioner-elect Val Hoyle is also a woman and her ascendancy marks the first time in Oregon’s 160 year […]
Tags: News, Labor, Oregon, Northwest, Kate Brown, SALEM Ore AP, Val Hoyle

"Average earnings climbed to $27.48 an hour."

That's up 3.2% in the 12 months (up from a 3.1% increase in November), NPR reports.Meanwhile, the unemployment rate jumped to 3.9 percent — the highest rate since August — as more people felt confident enough to quit their jobs and look for new ones.... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Labor, Economics, Npr, Ann Althouse

The World Bank Says Robots Aren't Killing Jobs Yet. Don’t Listen To It.

The World Bank has released its annual World Development Report, and the headline news this go round, as relayed by Bloomberg and others, is basically that “Robots Aren’t Killing Jobs.” Which, good news, if true.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Bloomberg, Automation, Robots, World Bank, Automaton, World Bank Says Robots Aren

Victorian government challenged for not releasing documents on Sky News ban

Minister’s office falsely claimed it held no internal records to block journalist’s freedom of information requestThe Victorian government falsely claimed it held no internal records on its decision to ban Sky News from train stations to block a journalist’s freedom of information request.The state Labor government found itself under immense scrutiny in August for banning Sky News from train station screens following the broadcaster’s interview with far-right extremist Blair Cottrell. Continue r...
Tags: Media, Labor, Australia news, Australian media, Victorian politics, Sky News, Freedom Of Information, Blair Cottrell Continue

Deputy PM rejects fresh Liberal push to scrap university student service fees

Nationals leader Michael McCormack vows to ‘fight’ any proposed changes that could disadvantage regional students Labor and the university sector have blasted a push by a Liberal senator to scrap tertiary student amenity fees, while the deputy prime minister has warned the Nationals will prevent any move that hurts regional universities.In December the Liberal senator James McGrath quietly gave notice in the Senate that when parliament returns in February he will introduce a bill to prevent high...
Tags: Labor, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, National party, Australian education, Australian Universities, Michael McCormack, James McGrath, Rural Australia

Two female Liberal MPs claim their party has done more for women than Labor

Sarah Henderson and Linda Reynolds defend gender record and argue a quota system does not create cultural changeThe Liberal party’s gender war has entered the new year, with two of its women MPs defending its record on female representation, despite women holding just 20% of the government’s seats.Women hold 20 of the Liberal party’s 68 seats across both houses of parliament, a number which could drop to six at the next election, given how many of those seats in the lower house are marginal. Con...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Julie Bishop, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Tanya Plibersek, Sarah Henderson, Julia Banks, Linda Reynolds

The 'Godfather of Deep Learning' on Why We Need to Ensure AI Doesn't Just Benefit the Rich

Martin Ford made waves with his 2015 book, Rise of the Robots, which details the many accelerating trends in automation and how they’re slated to impact business and, especially, employment. For his next book, Architects of Intelligence: The Truth About AI from the People Building It, he, well, attempts to hone in on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automaton, Martin Ford

Israel’s largest opposition bloc splits in new upheaval

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of Israel’s Labor Party has broken up the country’s largest opposition bloc, the latest political upheaval ahead of April elections. Avi Gabbay announced on Tuesday that Labor would run independently, without the Hatnua movement of former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. The two had made up the Zionist Union bloc, which […]
Tags: News, Labor, Israel, Jerusalem, Nation, Labor party, Zionist Union, Hatnua, Tzipi Livni, Avi Gabbay

Scott Morrison turns his back on 2018 but Shorten won't let him forget

PM blanks out year of Liberal party division with upbeat new year’s message as Labor leader declares 2018 the year Australians were ‘let down by politics’Scott Morrison has embraced the “new year, new me” mantra, with a promise to grab 2019 by “the scruff of its neck and make it a winner for all of us”, in a message to the nation which treats 2018 as if it didn’t happen.But his opposition counterpart wants to ensure Australia remembers every misstep the government made in the year before, using ...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Shorten, Liberal leadership spill 2018

Claim PM left in the dark on Andrew Broad 'sugar baby' scandal a 'long stretch', Albanese says

Labor frontbencher says if in fact Scott Morrison’s staff didn’t inform him, it’s proof of Coalition’s ‘dysfunction’ Anthony Albanese says he finds it a “long stretch” that Scott Morrison’s staff would not have made him aware of Andrew Broad’s “sugar baby” situation and that, if true, it is further evidence of the government’s “dysfunction” and why it should call an early election.The Labor frontbencher said while Broad’s personal life was his own business, reports the prime minister’s office kn...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Broad, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Michael McCormack, Andrew Broad, Albanese

Newspoll fails to bring Christmas cheer to Coalition as grey voters desert Morrison

Government’s attack on Labor’s ‘retiree tax’ appears to have failed, with 45% of voters over 50 dissatisfied with PM’s performanceThe yuletide season didn’t bring any good news for the Morrison government, with Newspoll showing the prime minister has failed to win over the grey vote, despite a concentrated attack against Labor’s “retiree tax”.Scott Morrison remains preferred prime minister over Bill Shorten, but the measure, used to track a leader’s personal popularity, shows the crucial baby-bo...
Tags: Labor, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, One Nation

New Technology Changes We're Excited About for 2019

2019 is the year that tech gets it together, we can feel it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Video Games, Labor, Internet, 5g, Palm

Using Backdrops, Custom Hand-Made For Portraits

Mizu Backdrops As a photojournalist and much later a family portrait photographer, I rarely considered using backdrops in my photography. Backdrops would have simply got in the way of what I was producing for my clients. Recently, however, I've a new-found interest in studio photography and want to go well beyond the existing lavender walls in my home studio. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon a backdrop company called Mizu. Mizu's brand promise is this: “Presenting MIZU Backdrops, handcr...
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Alexa Snooping, Robot Takeovers, and FBI Surveillance: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The holidays are nigh, and this year’s naughty list is long indeed—and from revelations of reckless privacy violations over at Facebook headquarters and continued labor abuses at Amazon to the generally terrible way humanity has treated our homeworld, your erstwhile chroniclers at Gizmodo have been adding names to it…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Echo, Science, London, Movies, Biology, Labor, Internet, Climate Change, Animals, Doctor Who, Christmas, Economics, Global Warming, Surveillance