Monthly Archives: November 2015

Traffic chaos as burst water main floods Perth CBD

Posted November 30, 2015 21:40:03

A burst water principal in the centre of Perth has flooded the area and slowed peak hour traffic to a crawl.

Water Corporation crews have shut down the principal at the corner of William and Murray streets, which sent water flooding over the road and footpaths.

The burst principal has triggered some harm to the road surface and the bus lane has been closed to site visitors.

The southbound lane of William Street from Wellington Street to St Georges Terrace was closed.

Commuters were becoming asked by Primary Roads to keep away from the area.

Topics: accidents—other, perth-6000

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Porter reaches out to Senate crossbench on family members tax modifications

Updated December 01, 2015 01:01:16

The Federal Government says it is willing to additional compromise with the Senate crossbench in order to pass the remainder of its planned alterations to family members tax advantages.

The Senate final night passed a bill to scrap Loved ones Tax Benefit (FTB) Portion B for couples, once their youngest kid turns 13.

The current age limit is 18 for these teenagers who finish higher school, and 16 for these who do not.

Labor supported the bill, but opposes the remainder of the Government’s strategy.

Nonetheless, Social Services Minister Christian Porter will reintroduce over $ 4 billion of other savings to Parliament on Wednesday, and is hunting to the crossbench for help.

“We’re in the art of the achievable right here,” Mr Porter told AM.

I’ve listened and engaged and attempted to function out what approaches we can modify items, and other factors we’ve got on our books to try and secure passage by means of the Senate

Social Solutions Minister Christian Porter

“I’d rather have a save compromised but actually have a prospect of passing by way of Parliament, which signifies we really get reforms to kid care, than be doctrinaire about it all and be unwilling to compromise, so compromise it is.”

The Government will drop about $ 70 million in savings by exempting grandparent and wonderful-grandparent carers, and single parents more than the age of 60 from modifications to FTB Component B.

Mr Porter stated those exemptions had been getting proposed following initial discussions with some senators.

“In my conversations with the crossbench, I’ve not put the heavy on and tried to get an answer ‘yes or no’ proper now,” Mr Porter told AM.

“But I’ve listened and engaged and tried to work out what techniques we can modify things, and other issues we’ve got on our books to try and secure passage via the Senate.”

Contact for other kinship carers to be integrated in revised legislation

The bulk of the proposed savings come from phasing out supplement payments to loved ones tax benefit recipients, which the Minister argued were no longer required.

“These payments have been meant to let folks to spend off debts that were becoming occasioned back in 2004 when we had been in huge surplus,” Mr Porter mentioned.

“Debts have stabilised and we are now paying income, in circumstances where we are in deficit, to families, to pay debts which, overwhelmingly, they no longer accrue.”

But Labor’s spokeswoman for communities and carers, Claire Moore, told the Senate that the further payments have been essential to low revenue families’ budgets.

“These amounts of cash truly make a actual difference in the survival budgets of men and women raising young children,” Senator Moore mentioned.

The Greens have also opposed the modifications, and have stated they will not be voting for the revised legislation.

Spokeswoman Rachel Siewert told the Senate that the Government must also exclude other loved ones-primarily based carers from the proposed changes.

“Even though I’m genuinely pleased that they’re lastly paying attention to grandparent carers — simply because for so extended they have ignored them — they now look to neglect there is kinship carers, foster carers, but in specific kinship carers,” she mentioned.

“Grandparent carers are really fewer in number than other kinship carers.”

Mr Porter told AM it had not been raised with him before, but he would contemplate Senator Siewert’s concerns.

“I’m not positive how many individuals identify as kinship carers, or indeed no matter whether there’s a great measure of formally identifying by way of the system. I am happy to look at any suggestion,” he said.

Topics: federal-government, government-and-politics, welfare, neighborhood-and-society, australia

Initial posted December 01, 2015 00:56:07

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Turkey will not apologise for downing Russian fighter jet, PM says

Posted December 01, 2015 00:58:33

Turkey will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, but Moscow need to reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu says.

“Protection of our airspace, our border is not only a right but a duty for my government and no Turkish premier or president … will apologise [for] undertaking our duty,” Mr Davutoglu told a joint press conference with NATO head Jens Stoltenberg at the alliance’s headquarters.

Mr Davutoglu added that “we hope Russia will reconsider these measures in both our interests”, referring to the sanctions that Moscow imposed right after the shooting down of the jet last week.

“If the Russian side wants to speak, we are ready if they want much more information, we are ready if they want to normalise relations, we are prepared to speak,” he said.

Mr Davutoglu made the announcement right after Russian president Vladimir Putin rejected an invitation to meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Paris worldwide climate conference.

Mr Erdogan had known as for face-to-face talks with Mr Putin as Moscow and Ankara trade furious charge and counter-charge more than who was responsible for downing the plane.

Russia’s government on Monday laid out a lot more specifics of retaliatory financial sanctions aimed at denting Turkey’s important tourism and agricultural sectors as Ankara said that it had returned the physique of the pilot to Russia.

Moscow announced it will halt fruit and vegetable imports from Turkey soon after Mr Putin signed a decree over the weekend banning charter flights and the sale of package holidays, and scrapping Russia’s visa-free of charge regime with the country.

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev called the moves a “initial step” as Moscow also stated it would limit Turkish transport firms and tighten controls on construction contracts.

NATO chief Stoltenberg said that while Turkey had each appropriate to defend its airspace, the concentrate now had to be on avoiding any escalation as the allies attempt to forge a frequent front — possibly which includes Russia — against Islamic State (IS) jihadist fighters in Syria and Iraq in the wake of the Paris attacks.

“I welcome Turkish efforts to establish contacts with Russia to de-escalate … it is crucial to stay calm,” Mr Stoltenberg said.

“I urge Russia to play a constructive function in Syria by targeting IS, our widespread enemy,” he added, referring to criticisms by Western nations that Russia has been targeting non-IS opposition forces in Syria.


Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, planet-politics, government-and-politics, turkey, syrian-arab-republic, russian-federation

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1 in ten teaching students fail numeracy, literacy exam

Posted December 01, 2015 01:09:32

Map: Australia

About 10 per cent of teaching students failed to meet required requirements of literacy and numeracy, final results from a trial exam show.

About five,000 students sat the test, which is designed to make sure teaching graduates are in the top 30 per cent of Australians when it comes to literacy and numeracy.

Of the students who took component, 92 per cent passed the literacy test and 90 per cent passed the numeracy test.

The testing was carried out in capital cities, as nicely as in Albury in New South Wales and Ballarat in Victoria.

If the final results from the pilot study were replicated nationally, potentially 1,800 teaching graduates last year would have failed to make the grade.

The test will be mandatory from July subsequent year and students will have to pass prior to they can graduate and go on to perform in a classroom.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the findings justify the Government’s focus on teacher top quality.

“Parents, principals, all stakeholders in college education ought to have complete confidence that graduates from our universities with teaching qualifications are among some of the greatest and brightest in the land,” Senator Birmingham stated.

“We’re actually putting it on the universities who are coaching our teachers to make sure they have self-assurance in the capabilities of teachers before they graduate.

“We believe that it is fairly fair and reasonable that universities, as the providers of teaching graduates, ought to be providing teaching graduates that are of the highest achievable common.”

From next year, it will be up to universities to make a decision regardless of whether to set the test as an entry requirement or to provide it throughout teaching training.

Topics: education, teachers, australia, albury-2640, ballarat-3350

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Perth Lord Mayor denies threatening to quit

Posted November 30, 2015 22:40:28

The Perth Lord Mayor has denied she threatened to resign, regardless of the Regional Government Minister saying she had signalled intentions to do so on Friday.

Lisa Scaffidi has declined to comment to the ABC because it revealed she had threatened to quit the role right after being told she faced further inquiry by the Division of Nearby Government.

Ms Scaffidi was re-elected as Lord Mayor for a third term final month, regardless of the release of a damning corruption report that criticised her failure to declare tens of thousands of dollars in travel gifts.

The ABC understands Ms Scaffidi had planned to announce her resignation late last week soon after getting informed the department would have to continue its scrutiny of her travel and gifts.

Nevertheless she told Channel 9 this was not true.

“No, I haven’t threatened to quit,” she stated.

“All I’m saying is I just feel that it really is been dragging on long adequate, and I would just like to obviously get on with doing the job and be capable to just move forward.”

The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) report identified Ms Scaffidi engaged in critical misconduct by not disclosing a $ US36,000 ($ 49,533) all-costs paid trip to the Beijing Olympics from miner BHP Billiton in 2008, as nicely as other undeclared travel.

It also discovered she had “failed in her duties” by not disclosing the gift in her annual return, along with tickets to the 2009 Leeuwin Concert from BHP and accommodation for the 2008 Broome Cup, which she accepted from home management company Hawaiian Investments.

The Broome hospitality consisted of three nights’ accommodation at the exclusive Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa.

Ms Scaffidi later voted to approve a $ 180,000 grant to a consortium that incorporated Hawaiian Investments for a CBD feasibility study.

Minister urged Ms Scaffidi to stick it out

Mr Simpson stated he only became conscious on Friday that Ms Scaffidi had signalled plans to resign, and urged her to continue in the part.

“I’m fully supportive of the Lord Mayor,” he mentioned.

“The Lord Mayor is undertaking a fantastic job at advertising the City of Perth. I have no reasons why she cannot continue that job while the investigation from the department’s taking place.”

The Department of Regional Government has been investigating the CCC report to establish regardless of whether any disciplinary action is warranted.

The ABC has been told the division had informed Ms Scaffidi that a new investigation would be launched due to the fact it could not rely on the info obtained by the CCC.

Mr Simpson has denied it was a “new inquiry”, but did concede there had been troubles with info sharing between agencies.

He also confirmed that need to Ms Scaffidi quit, it would finish the departmental probe and any possible penalty she might face.

If she does resign, Deputy Lord Mayor James Limnios would grow to be the acting lord mayor ahead of a new election getting held.

Ms Scaffidi was sacked from the Local Government Standards Panel in the wake of the CCC report.

Topics: neighborhood-government, perth-6000

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Pope calls for peace among Christians, Muslims in war-torn PK5

Posted November 30, 2015 23:47:05

Pope Francis waves to believers from his vehicle in the Central African Republic. Photo: Healing rifts among Christian and Muslim communities has been a theme all through Pope Francis’ very first visit to Africa. (AFP: Gianluigi Guercia)

Pope Francis has ventured into one of the world’s most harmful neighbourhoods to implore Christians and Muslims to finish a spiral of hate, vendetta and bloodshed that has killed thousands more than the past three years and divided a nation.

Ending his three-nation Africa tour below intense security, Pope Francis passed by way of a no-man’s zone to enter PK5, a district exactly where most Muslims who have not fled Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have now sought refuge.

The PK5 neighbourhood has been cut off from the rest of the city for the past two months by a ring of so-named anti-balaka Christian militias, who block supplies from entering and Muslims from leaving.

A heavy deployment of United Nations peacekeepers with rifles and bullet-proof vests was present throughout PK5 and armoured automobiles mounted with machineguns had been positioned along the route of Pope Francis’ motorcade.

External Link: Pope tweet

UN sharpshooters looked out from the tops of the minarets crowning the mosque, exactly where hundreds of PK5’s Muslims listened as Francis produced an impassioned appeal for an finish to the violence.

“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” he stated after a speech by Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi, one particular of the nearby religious leaders trying to foster dialogue.

“Those who claim to think in God should also be men and girls of peace,” he stated, noting that Christians, Muslims and followers of traditional religions had lived together in peace for numerous years.

He appealed for “an end to every act which, from whatever side, disfigures the face of God and whose ultimate aim is to defend certain interests by any and all implies”.

“Collectively, we have to say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, especially that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself. God is peace, ‘salam,'” the Pope stated, employing the Arabic word for peace.

‘Christians, Muslims obliged to really like every other’

Healing rifts in between Christian and Muslim communities has been a theme throughout Pope Francis’ 1st pay a visit to to the continent, which has also taken him to Kenya and Uganda.

Nonetheless, nowhere is his get in touch with for peace and reconciliation much more pressing than in Central African Republic, where thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in clashes that have split the country along religious lines.

The Christians and Muslims of this nation are obliged to reside collectively and love every other.

Imam Naibi

Central African Republic descended into chaos in early 2013 when mostly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the majority Christian nation, sparking reprisals from Christian militias.

Leaders from both sides say the hatred has been manipulated for political gain.

Tit-for-tat killings in and about the tiny PK5 enclave have claimed at least 100 lives because late September, according to Human Rights Watch.

Imam Naibi has known as PK5 “an open-air prison”, but on Monday he struck a optimistic tone.

“The relationship among our Christian brothers and sisters and ourselves is so deep that no manoeuvre in search of to undermine it will succeed,” he told the Pope.

“The Christians and Muslims of this country are obliged to reside collectively and enjoy every other.”

Each Christians and Muslims have welcomed the Pope’s check out, hoping he can spur renewed dialogue and help restore peace.

Thousands of Muslims lined the roads of PK5 to get a glimpse of the pontiff, and a group of young Muslims in cars and motorbikes ventured out of the enclave, following the Pope’s motorcade as it headed to the national stadium.

There, Pope Francis was greeted by believers who packed into its 20,000 seats or onto the soccer pitch, dancing and singing.

Right after celebrating a final Mass before the cheering crowd, the Pope took a lap around the stadium in the back of a modified Toyota pick-up prior to heading to the airport and flying back to Rome.


Subjects: religion-and-beliefs, catholic, islam, unrest-conflict-and-war, central-african-republic, holy-see-vatican-city-state

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‘We are at breaking point’: Hollande launches global climate deal push

Updated November 30, 2015 23:20:11

French president Francois Hollande has opened the Paris climate modify summit warning world leaders they require to be ready to commit to meaningful action to fight worldwide warming.

More than 150 globe leaders — such as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull — have arrived in Paris to attend the United Nations talks, armed with promises and accompanied by higher expectations as they appear to hold back the Earth’s increasing temperature.

Key points

  • Hollande says the fights against worldwide warming and terrorism are closely linked
  • Planet leaders are below stress to keep away from the anti-climactic talks in Copenhagen in 2009
  • As the world’s greatest emitters, China and the US have pledged to lead the way

Mr Hollande reiterated that a deal to try to hold any additional increase in global temperatures to beneath two degrees Celsius required to be “universal, differentiated and binding”, with richer countries contributing a lot more than poorer ones.

“I can’t separate the fight with terrorism from the fight against global warming,” he mentioned at the opening of the talks.

“These are two large global challenges we have to face up to, simply because we have to leave our youngsters a lot more than a world freed of terror, we also owe them a planet protected from catastrophes.”

World peace is at stake in the talks, he mentioned.

Soon after decades of struggling negotiations marked by the failure of a previous summit in Copenhagen six years ago, some form of landmark agreement seems all but assured by mid-December.

External Link: ABC correspondent Lisa Millar at COP 21

Mr Hollande warned that there could not be a vague agreement.

“To resolve the climate crisis, very good will, statements of intent are not enough,” Mr Hollande stated, telling world leaders that the future of humanity rested on their shoulders.

“We are at breaking point.”

Warnings from climate scientists, demands from activists and exhortations from religious leaders like Pope Francis, coupled with significant advances in cleaner power sources like solar power, have all added to stress to cut the carbon emissions held responsible for warming the planet.

Most scientists say failure to agree on robust measures in Paris would doom the globe to ever-hotter typical temperatures, bringing with them deadlier storms, more frequent droughts and rising sea levels as polar ice caps melt.

As the summit opened in Paris, the capitals of the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, had been blanketed in hazardous, choking smog, with regulators in Beijing asking factories to limit output and halting construction work.

On the eve of the summit, hundreds of thousands of people from Australia to Paraguay joined the largest day of climate alter activism in history, telling world leaders there was “No Planet B” in the fight against worldwide warming.

“This previous year has been a turning point,” Christiana Figueres, the UN’s climate chief, told delegates.

Arriving in a sombre city exactly where safety has been tightened right after Islamist militant attacks that killed 130 folks on November 13, every single leader will be permitted a brief opening speech, just a couple of minutes extended.

US, China pledge to push for climate deal in Paris

US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have pledged to operate with each other for a climate adjust agreement that ensures a “low carbon international economy” this century.

At the start of bilateral talks held on the sidelines of the Paris gathering, Mr Obama mentioned the two countries’ decision to make their personal emissions-reduction pledges final year had helped drive other nations to comply with suit.

US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photo: US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping during their meeting. (Reuters: Kevin Lamarque)

“As the two largest economies in the planet and the two largest carbon emitters, we have both determined that it is our responsibility to take action,” Mr Obama mentioned, with Mr Xi sitting subsequent to him.

“Our leadership on this issue has been totally essential.”

Mr Obama mentioned the two countries would perform collectively at the talks to accomplish an agreement that moves toward a low carbon global economy this century and “robust” monetary help for developing nations adapting to climate adjust.

Mr Xi said the two countries would work side by side to ensure the Paris conference accomplished its objectives, and he noted that cooperation amongst the United States and China at a time of multiple international challenges was essential.

“The world economy is recovering slowly, terrorism is on the rise and climate change is a enormous challenge. There is far more instability and uncertainty in [the] international situation,” Mr Xi mentioned by means of a translator.

The world’s two biggest carbon emitters, after on opposite sides on climate concerns, agreed in 2014 to jointly kick-begin a transition away from fossil fuels, every at their own speed and in their own way.

That partnership has been a balm for the principal source of tension that characterised earlier talks, in which the developing world argued that countries that grew rich by industrialising on fossil fuels need to spend the price of shifting all economies to a renewable energy future.


Subjects: climate-adjust, atmosphere, activism-and-lobbying, world-politics, climate, france

1st posted November 30, 2015 23:11:27

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Shorten calls for ambitious targets as climate talks get underway in Paris

Posted November 30, 2015 22:45:44

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has referred to as for ambitious climate targets to be set as world leaders collect in Paris for the United Nations Climate Conference.

Mr Shorten spoke to Lateline from Paris as the talks got underway and mentioned nations that did not take strong action would be increasingly isolated.

“The whole purpose for this Paris conference is simply because climate modify is possessing worse and worse effects on our environment and even more importantly, on our economy,” he mentioned.

“So nations who feel that they don’t need to alter, I believe will get isolated in the future in trade and other arrangements in between nations.”

French president Francois Hollande officially opened the summit by telling planet leaders that the “hope of all of humanity rests on your shoulders”.

Mr Shorten said he would be attending a quantity of meetings whilst he was in Paris.

“I will be meeting with hopefully leaders from the Pacific Island nations. They truly do count on Australia as becoming a massive brother in the best sense of the word for standing up for their issues,” he mentioned.

“I am searching forward to speaking with organizations. There is a lot of private sector interest in the choices that will be created at Paris, and the choices that nations make.

“See, if a nation like Australia sets ambitious ambitions, what will happen is that we can then encourage the private sector to step in and help deliver the solutions from technologies to trade opportunities to investment in renewable power.”

Shorten says ‘Turnbull playing in traffic’

Last week Mr Shorten announced Labor’s new climate policy with an emissions reduction target of 45 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030.

He rejected ideas a carbon price beneath the proposal could be as high as $ 200 a tonne.

“It really is just total rubbish,” he stated.

He mentioned the climate alter debate had been one of the far more toxic issues in politics and that it would have been straightforward for Labor to just give bipartisan help to the Government’s “ridiculously low targets”.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s caught. He’s caught in the middle of the road on this. He’s playing in the site visitors,” he mentioned.

“On 1 hand he had to in order to turn out to be the leader of the Liberal Celebration, sign up to Tony Abbott’s climate alter policies, with their ridiculously low targets. On the other hand he need to at least be honest with people and admit the consequences of alter.”

He stated the cost of not acting on climate change was too higher.

“The truth of the matter is that if sea levels rise, home will become, and infrastructure in Australia will turn into a lot much more expensive,” he mentioned.

“We’ll have much more drought. We’ll have more intense climate events. So there is a large price in not acting.”

Topics: climate-alter, atmosphere, federal-government, alp, bill-shorten, australia, france

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‘Overflow areas’ in all WA hospitals, Overall health Division says

Updated November 30, 2015 21:46:47

Individuals can be shunted into “overflow areas” at all Western Australian hospitals, the Health Department has confirmed, after an additional patient claimed to have been kept in a health club area at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The Well being Minister has been below fire after photographs emerged of an elderly patient who was moved into a makeshift location in the physiotherapy gym final Monday.

The Well being Division has now confirmed a second patient was placed in what it described as an “over-census bed”, after a woman came forward saying she had also been placed in the gym.

Speaking on Fairfax Radio, the woman said she had been admitted to have a lap-band removed, but was placed in the therapy location for 12 hours.

The woman, who gave her name as Fiona, described what happened.

“I was in fact taken out of the area I was in and put into a therapy area for over 12 hours with no entertainment, no light, no other individuals, no toilet and no bell,” she stated.

“I was also given a handheld bell to ring, which no-one ever came.

This is outrageous, this is definitely Third World, the Government need to have been performing far far better than this with a flagship new hospital that charges the taxpayers $ two billion.

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan

“So I had to physically unplug myself from the wall, take myself out into the hallway, and flag down interest, actually.”

Soon after investigating the claims, the Overall health Division mentioned that about 4:00am last Wednesday, a patient was placed in an “over-census bed” to make area for a patient from the hospital’s emergency division.

With out specifying the region, the Health Division said in a statement the area was adjacent to the ward and close to the staff base.

“There is access to the suitable oxygen and suction, the patient was capable to stroll to a bathroom that is within a short distance and the patient was offered with a hand bell,” the statement stated.

“The patient was moved to the brief stay unit later the identical day.”

According to the department, sufferers are moved to “overflow places” only as “a last resort”, and only then for short time periods, but it can occur in all WA hospitals.

“Over-census beds are employed as bed demand continually fluctuates throughout the day as discharges and admissions take location,” the statement said.

“All WA hospitals have policies and procedures in location to manage this increased demand for inpatient beds, such as coordinated discharge organizing and use of overflow regions.

“Just before moving, every patient is meticulously assessed for suitability to be placed in the overflow area.

“Nurses rostered to overflow regions supply the exact same level of patient care as that in a ward atmosphere, which contains regular patient monitoring.”

Hames condemns hospital, rejects get in touch with to resign

Wellness Minister Kim Hames earlier mentioned the selection to location the initial patient in the gym was “unacceptable”.

A report published by News Corporation on Sunday mentioned the man, aged in his 70s and suffering acute renal failure, was kept in the fitness center for eight hours and given a handbell to ring if he essential help.

Dr Hames stated any sufferers at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) who were with out a room ought to be transferred to Fremantle Hospital.

However he stated it was a structural problem to do with the reconfiguring of hospital solutions, rather than a systemic one particular.

Dr Hames said even when beds have been unavailable at Fiona Stanley, medical doctors appeared reluctant to move patients to the beneath-utilised Fremantle Hospital, which he mentioned might be element of the difficulties of managing a higher workload.

“It really is extra time that they’ve got to put into an currently busy day, but that is what we have to do if we are going to balance across our system,” Dr Hames mentioned.

“It’s no excellent obtaining over-utilised beds in one area and below-utilised in another.”

Dr Hames has flatly rejected Opposition claims that the incident was the newest in a string of failures in managing the transition of services to FSH, and also dismissed calls for him to resign.

A parliamentary committee report final week levelled serious criticism at the State Government over how solutions had been managed in the course of the commissioning of FSH.

The State Opposition is using this fresh case to renew its contact for the Health Minister to step down.

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan stated if the woman’s claims have been accurate, it was unacceptable and the Overall health Minister needed to go.

“This is outrageous, this is totally Third Planet. The Government need to have been carrying out far greater than this with a flagship new hospital that costs the taxpayers $ 2 billion,” he mentioned.

Subjects: overall health, healthcare-facilities, perth-6000

First posted November 30, 2015 21:41:16

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Chris Cairns located not guilty of perjury, perverting course of justice

Updated November 30, 2015 22:03:58

Former New Zealand cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns has been identified not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice.

The jury at the Southwark crown court returned a not-guilty verdict on Monday evening, ending a nine-week trial following a ten hour and 17 minute deliberation.

Cairns’ co-defendant and lawyer Andrew Fitch-Holland was also cleared of a perjury charge.

Cairns was accused of lying under oath in the course of a libel case, when he told the court in 2012 that he had “never” cheated at cricket and would not contemplate performing so.

That statement had been contradicted by other individuals, such as his former New Zealand group-mates Brendon McCullum and Lou Vincent.

In 2012, Cairns effectively sued Indian businessman Lalit Modi, then chairman of the Indian Premier League, more than a tweet that said Cairns had been involved in match fixing.

McCullum had detailed how he rebuffed approaches by Cairns to be involved in a “organization proposition”.

Cairns told the court he may have employed that phrase, but would have been referring to endorsements and sponsorship opportunities.

He played in 62 Tests for the Black Caps and 215 one-day internationals among 1989 and 2006.

A lot more to come.

Subjects: cricket, sport, england, new-zealand

Very first posted November 30, 2015 21:56:11

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