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Wage theft is rampant

THERE’S a policy at the food packaging warehouse where Siva works that if you’re caught eating anything, even scraps that would be thrown out anyway, you’re instantly dismissed. She and her colleagues go to pains to ensure they comply with all of the rules, so they don’t lose their steady …

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Renting apartment, Sydney

IT’S so small that perplexed Sydneysiders are calling it a bed with walls, but the backpackers trying to let a minuscule Bondi bedroom for $300 a week say good things come in small packages. A social media advert for the tiny room has stoked anger and disbelief. One commenter even …

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Medicare

MEDICARE is fast failing to cover the costs of most doctors’ services with some patients having to pay more than $600 extra a year to stay healthy. Half of all patients having non-hospital treatments have to pay extra to cover the gap between the doctor’s bill and the Medicare subsidy. …

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William Jordanou

A FORMER professional poker player will spend at least nine years in a Victorian jail after scamming the Commonwealth Bank of nearly $58 million in a fraud of “breathtaking proportions”. William Jordanou, 60, was slammed by County Court of Victoria Judge Paul Lacava on Thursday for causing delay in the …

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Sydney, Melbourne property prices

SYDNEY and Melbourne have been the powerhouse for Australia’s booming property market but a new report shows only 17 suburbs across the two cities are seeing increased prices. Just five of those are in Sydney, indicating the prolonged booms in those capitals are well past their peaks. Suburbs in Melbourne …

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Domino’s pizza

ONE week in early June, coinciding with a blast of cold weather and a weekday evening State of Origin match, Domino’s hit a milestone. For the first time in a single week, two million pizzas and other dishes were ordered from the Australian-owned company. Almost one in three pizzas ordered …

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Donald Trump doubles Turkey tariffs

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said overnight he doubled steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey, adding to pressure on that nation’s troubled economy amid a diplomatic row with Washington. Mr Trump announced the tariff increases via tweet with reference to Turkey’s struggling currency. The United States slapped sanctions on two …

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