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‘Neglected’ democracy vulnerable to authoritarian rule in era of disinformation, Labor’s Tim Watts says

Rebuilding public trust in free media, civil society and parliaments is critical for national security, he saysLabor frontbencher Tim Watts says rebuilding public trust in a free media, civil society and parliaments has become a critical national security imperative, because restoring institutional trust is the most effective antidote to ubiquitous disinformation.Watts, who is shadow assistant minister for communications and cyber security, used a Lowy Institute lecture on Thursday night to decl...
Tags: Technology, Labor, Internet, China, Russia, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Watts, Tim Watts, Lowy Institute


Opinion analysis: Justices unanimously side with retirement-plan participant in plain reading of “actual knowledge”

In October of 2015, after Christopher Sulyma, a former Intel employee, sued Intel’s plan fiduciaries for imprudently managing the retirement plans sponsored by the company, Intel moved to dismiss the complaint as time-barred under Section 413(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Section 413(2) of ERISA imposes a three-year limitations period from the earliest date on which the plaintiff “had actual knowledge” of the alleged fiduciary breach. The three-year window under Sect...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Labor, Congress, Intel, 9th Circuit, ERISA, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, Department of Labor, Merits Cases, Sulyma, Christopher Sulyma, Intel Sulyma


Amazon Manager Was Asked to Perform Racial Profiling, Lawsuit Alleges

Until recently, Lisa McCarrick was a loss prevention manager at Amazon, albeit one who alleges she was compensated significantly less than men who held her title prior, and her male subordinates. But in a wrongful termination lawsuit, filed yesterday in her home state of California, McCarrick references a pattern of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, California, Lisa Mccarrick


Sports rorts back in the spotlight after PM drawn further into controversy – politics live

Sport Australia will front the Senate inquiry as the government maintains it did nothing wrong with its sports grant program. All the day’s events, live 9.17pm GMT In the midst of that, George Christensen moved to extend his speaking time. He was also denied. But it is good that the government is completely as one that climate change is happening. Completely. As. One. 9.15pm GMT Craig Kelly continues. Now, with a bigger audience:Kelly: I’m pleased that the Labor party actually called tha...
Tags: Labor, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Kelly, Bureau of Meteorology, Sport Australia, George Christensen, Craig Kelly


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Passbase

Passbase Co-Founders: Felix Gerlach, Mathias Klenk and Dave McGibbon The Forrest Four-Cast: February 26, 2020 Passbase is tackling a huge and essential challenge: how to build a secure, private, and convenient digital world.One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Passbase is an off-the-shelf identity verification solution that allows developers, with just a few lines of code, to confirm the identity of users through a combination of liveness detection, one-to-one facial comparison, and foren...
Tags: Google, Startups, New York, Enterprise, Labor, Startup, Data, Earth, Mars, Bob, Musk, Sxsw, Trump, Robert Reich, Hugh Forrest, Tim Urban


Bill Shorten asks Coalition about robodebt duty of care – question time live

The former prime minister has stepped into the climate debate, with a stark warning to moderate Liberals to act. All the day’s events, live 3.27am GMT Josh Frydenberg ends his dixer with another attack on the ‘well-being’ budget, which Jim Chalmers said Labor would look at delivering, at the same time as the budget budget. New Zealand has announced it will deliver one. It basically lists what the government is doing to tackle well-being issues impacting its population – things like mental he...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Bill Shorten, Speaker, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Democratic debate viewers cannot escape Mike Bloomberg

If he didn't get his message across during the debate, all former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg had to do was wait for the commercial break.During Tuesday night's Democratic debate in South Carolina, 60-second ads for Bloomberg aired during the first two commercial breaks. This didn't go over well on Twitter, where people, like former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, were upset at CBS for letting Bloomberg purchase the ad time:> What kind of rule allows the candidates to advertise *duri...
Tags: New York, News, Labor, Bloomberg, Harvard, Cbs, South Carolina, Robert Reich, Mike Bloomberg, Judd Legum


Food Workers Union Takes Aim at Amazon's New Cashierless Grocery Store

After years of prototyping, and more years still experimenting with surveillance-based convenience stores, Amazon has officially opened its first cashierless grocery location in its home city of Seattle. One of America’s largest food worker unions is already pissed about it.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Amazon Go, Amazon Grocery Go, Food Workers Union, Seattle One of America


Dutton says 'leftwing lunatics' must be dealt with as Asio warns of far-right threat

The home affairs minister declares Islamic terror is leftwing extremism after being blasted by Labor for applying false equivalencePeter Dutton has declared that “leftwing terrorism” includes Islamist extremism after being blasted by Labor for applying false equivalence in the national security debate.Dutton’s intervention on Tuesday was triggered by a speech by the director general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Asio) Mike Burgess. On Monday night, Australia’s top intelli...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Peter Dutton, Far Right, Kristina Keneally, Dutton, ASIO, Mike Burgess, Extinction Rebellion, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Asio


Scott Morrison praises Gladys Berejiklian's plan for zero net emissions

PM blasts Labor for adopting same 2050 target as NSW premier, saying ‘we have a plan’Scott Morrison says he’s happy to work with the New South Wales government on its ambition to hit net zero emissions by 2050 because the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, “has a plan” – although the plan the prime minister referenced on Tuesday ends in 2030.Despite blasting Labor federally for adopting the same net zero target as the Berejiklian government, the prime minister told parliament circumstances were differ...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian, Berejiklian


Coalition supports Labor motion calling for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of OAM – politics live

The treasurer lowers expectations for the budget as the major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra 5.28am GMT Patricia Karvelas: When you refer to left-wing terrorism do you mean the Islamic groups?Yes, I do and anybody in between. I don’t care whether they’re neo-Nazis or they’re part of some cell that’s been involved in a fight in the Middle East or trying to recruit people onshore or fund raise onshore. These are all people that ASIO have been in...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Coalition, Australian politics, Middle East, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, The far right, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton


Dutton talks of ‘leftwing lunatics’ after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live

Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra 1.26am GMT Labor’s position to adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050 was discussed in a meeting of MPs in Canberra on Tuesday.One MP asked how the party ensured it kept the focus on the “jobs and opportunities” that come with climate action. 1.24am GMT The prime ...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Australia news, Domestic Violence, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, The far right, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, National party, Peter Dutton, Barnaby Joyce


Morrison admits there are climate costs, but won't say what 3C heating would do to economy

Ahead of the release of its technology roadmap, the Coalition tries to ramp up pressure on Labor over its net zero emissions targetScott Morrison has acknowledged there are “costs associated with climate change” but has declined to spell out what 3C heating would do to job creation and economic growth in Australia.Ahead of the release of its technology roadmap, the federal government is attempting to ramp up political pressure on Labor over its commitment to a net zero target by 2050, blasting t...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, CSIRO, Angus Taylor, Paris Climate Agreement, Zali Steggall


Labor will not harm coal industry to meet 2050 net zero target, Fitzgibbon says – politics live

Government MPs lash out at Labor over its emissions target before the parties spar on climate and more in question time, which begins with tributes to Hannah Clarke and her children. All the days events, live 6.27am GMT And on that note, I am going to close down the blog before my head explodes.We’ll be back early tomorrow morning. Being Tuesday, that means it’s party room time, and there ain’t no party like a bunch of people pretending they are all under the one policy umbrella, party. 6.2...
Tags: Labor, Barnaby Joyce, FitzGibbon, Hannah Clarke, Liberal National NSW


Coalition reignites climate war over Labor's emissions policy – politics live

Government MPs have lashed out at Labor over its emissions target, with arguments in parliament’s corridors. All the days events, live 9.20pm GMT As expected, the government has lost its mind over Labor’s zero emissions by 2050 policy, despite major private interests, including BHP, the Business Council of Australia, as well as the UK conservatives, and practically every single state and territory in Australia already on board.Angus Taylor says we don’t need targets. Except for the 2030 tar...
Tags: UK, Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Taylor, Barnaby Joyce, Anthony Albanese, BHP, Angus Taylor, Business Council of Australia


Coalition ministers at odds over emissions target after Labor commits to net zero by 2050

Mathias Cormann says Coalition will ‘finalise longer-term target in time for Cop26’ but Angus Taylor commits only to ‘long-term strategy’Senior Morrison government ministers are publicly at odds about whether Australia will take a long-term emissions reduction target to global climate talks in November after Labor unveiled a target of net zero emissions by 2050.On Friday the finance minister Mathias Cormann confirmed the government “will be finalising a longer-term target in time for Cop26” but ...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Mathias Cormann, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Angus Taylor


Bushfire royal commission to look at mitigation but not climate change

Scott Morrison says inquiry will explore how national response could include military, as well as the role of climate adaptation and hazard reduction Expanding federal government powers to call out the military and the mitigation of natural disasters – but not climate change itself – will be the focus of the bushfire royal commission.On Thursday Scott Morrison released the letters patent establishing the national inquiry, pushing ahead despite concerns over federal overreach into states’ emergen...
Tags: Labor, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Scott Morrison, Bushfires


Labor to announce net zero emissions target by 2050 and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal power

Exclusive: Anthony Albanese is expected to confirm in speech on Friday that Labor will oppose using Kyoto carryover creditsLabor has locked in behind a target of net zero emissions by 2050, and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal-fired power plants, in the party’s first major decisions about climate policy for the next federal election.As well as adopting the clear 2050 target that Scott Morrison appears reluctant to sign up to, in part because of rolling combat within the Coalition, Guardi...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Kyoto, Anthony Albanese, Coalition Guardian Australia


Google hit with new federal investigation over pregnant employee who claims discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened an investigation into a former Google employee’s pregnancy discrimination case, CNBC reports. Chelsey Glasson worked as a former user experience researcher with Alphabet’s Google for five years. She wrote an internal memo that went viral in the summer of 2019 called “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why.” This newest investigation adds to a growing pile. Google is facing a number of federal probes and w...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, Justice, Law, Labor, Pregnancy, Tech, US news, Tech News, Employment law, Discrimination, Seattle, Cnbc


Anthony Albanese backs Adani coalmine but criticises proposed Collinsville power plant

The ALP leader says a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power station in Queensland is ‘hush money’ for climate scepticsAnthony Albanese says he supports jobs and economic activity from the Adani coalmine, but he has blasted a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power plant in Collinsville as “hush money” for climate sceptics in the Coalition.In Queensland on Wednesday for his fourth “vision statement” since taking the Labor leadership, Albanese told reporters the ALP needed to improve...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, National party, Anthony Albanese, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani, Collinsville, Albanese


The Tech Revolt Finally Comes for Oracle

Oracle isn’t a household name. Its product is software and cloud computing, and its customers are other companies—and so, it’s avoided much of the scrutiny heaped on public-facing firms like Facebook, while making its co-founder Larry Ellison the fifth-richest man in the United States. And amid worker backlash across…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Labor, United States, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Techlash


Kickstarter Has Successfully Unionized

In a historic vote, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has become the first major tech company to successfully form a union, with a narrow vote of 46 workers in favor and 37 against. Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Kickstarter, Kickstarter United, OPEIU, Tech Unions


Saving Post-Acute Care For Future Generations

Nursing homes are struggling to make ends meet, but why? Demand for post-acute care grows every year and that trend is likely to continue long into the future. Unfortunately, most people are running out of money before the end of their lives, leaving them reliant on Medicaid for their care. Medicaid reimbursement rates, on the other hand, fall short of the actual cost of care in many facilities. As the population continues to age, how can we as a society continue to care for our aging loved ones...
Tags: Health, New York, Money, Labor, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Social Security, Wisconsin, Medicare, Lifehacks, Medicaid, PrimeSource


At Wayfair, ~550 workers laid off in 'Valentine's Day Massacre'

An estimated 550 people who worked at Wayfair lost their jobs last Thursday, in what has been dubbed Wayfair's 'Valentine's Day Massacre.' The layoffs included 350 workers at the online shopping firm's Boston headquarters. “I thought I would be an insider to what was happening — I was completely blind-sided," one former HR employee said. From Mary Hanbury's story at Business Insider today: Between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, hundreds of Wayfair's US employees were asked to gather in...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Layoffs, Technology, News, Labor, Boston, Berlin, US, Tech, US news, Tech News, Shah, Wayfair, Niraj Shah


Sports grants scandal: rural areas received less than $10m of $150m funds allocated

Labor says National party seats shortchanged after projects in Liberal-held, non-rural seats got nearly $110m Labor is accusing the government of shortchanging rural areas through a $150m sports fund that was overwhelmingly spent in marginal seats during the election campaign.The $150m female facilities and water safety stream program, announced by the Coalition less than two months before the election, was funded in the 2019 budget for the purpose of female change rooms and swimming pool upgrad...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, National party, Anthony Albanese, Rural Australia


The Scandal Rocking California’s Weed Industry

Sometime in 2018, a Chicago-area union honcho named Joseph Senese started showing up at cannabis industry mixers in California.Senese represented himself as a leader of the National Production Workers Union, an Illinois-based outfit. As he put it to curious cannabis business owners and consultants, the union was getting into weed with a new California-based local called “ProTech Local 33.” The idea was to help West Coast cannabis businesses fulfill a labor-friendly licensing requirement necessar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Labor, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Illinois, Central Valley, The Daily Beast, Teamsters, Morgan Fox


Apple Probably Owes Some of Its Retail Employees a Ton of Money

The California Supreme Court sided with Apple Store employees in a ruling yesterday, stating that unpaid mandatory bag or iPhone searches at the end of retail workers’ shifts are a violation of state law. The class-action suit in question represents over 12,000 workers employed at the company’s retail locations from…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Labor, California Supreme Court, Apple Store, Bag Searches


Morrison misled parliament by claiming all sports grants projects were eligible, Labor says

Anthony Albanese accuses the PM of personal involvement in the sports rorts scheme following the auditor general’s new evidenceAnthony Albanese has accused Scott Morrison of personal involvement in the Coalition’s controversial $100m sports grant program and misleading parliament by claiming that all projects funded were eligible.The Labor leader cited evidence from the Australian National Audit Office on Thursday evening that in fact 43% of projects, 290 in total, were ineligible for the commun...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Albanese, Bridget McKenzie, Australian National Audit Office


Coalition grants spreadsheets only shared with PM's office, auditor general says – as it happened

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. This blog is now closed• Sports rorts: almost half the projects funded were ineligible, audit office says• Coronavirus: Australia extends travel ban on people entering from China• Labor denies breakaway pro-coal group points to division on climate policy• MPs and churches reject Liberal’s call to scrap religious discrimination bill 8.11am GMT That’s where we are going to end...
Tags: Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Liberal, National party, Anthony Albanese


Government could fail surplus 'test' says Labor – politics live

Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 9.34pm GMT Oh, and some within the LNP (the Queensland Liberal-National party, which is one formal party instead of a coalition) are talking about breaking away and sitting as their own party.They are *always* talking about breaking away. It’s their thing. It’s what they do. It happens every single parliamentary year. 9.31pm GMT Parliament is h...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Parliament, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, LNP, Queensland Liberal National, UN Women 's International Womens