Tag: <span>Trade</span>

Two guys charged with blackmail following trade union royal commission referral

Posted December 06, 2015 15:35:52 Map: West Footscray 3012 Two Victorian guys have been charged with blackmail soon after an investigation by a joint police taskforce examining matters arising from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption. Taskforce Heracles detectives charged a 51-year-old man from West Footscray and a 47-year-old man from Ocean Grove. The…


Andrew Robb recognised for sealing important trade bargains

Posted December 04, 2015 15:39:53 The Trade Minister Andrew Robb has been recognised for sealing key trade deals more than the previous two years. Regional public relations organisation Public Affairs Asia named Mr Robb its policy maker of the year at a ceremony in Hong Kong. Mr Robb has secured agreements with China, Japan and…


Erdogan says Turkey has ‘proof’ of Russian involvement in IS oil trade

Posted December 04, 2015 01:00:31 Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he had proof Russia was involved in illegal oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, countering “immoral” Russian allegations that his own loved ones was importing oil from the jihadists. The Russian defence ministry on Wednesday accused Mr Erdogan and his…


Tasmanian MPs trade insults more than failed sale of Aurora Power

Updated December 02, 2015 10:47:47 Tasmanian Opposition Leader Bryan Green and Energy Minister Matthew Groom have traded individual insults over the failed sale approach of Aurora Energy. The state-owned business’s performance in its very first year as a standalone electricity retailer under new management is getting examined in government organization scrutiny hearings. The preceding state…


South African judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

Posted November 26, 2015 22:03:09 A South African judge has lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in spot in 2009 to attempt to stem rocketing poaching numbers. The judge’s ruling, which was delivered in the Pretoria High Court after two South African game breeders…


Trade unions, the professions and rising inequality | Letters

Lawyers demonstrate against planned cuts to the legal help price range in London on 7 March 2014. ‘[Simon Jenkins] peddles the nonsense that the price of legal aid charges 20 occasions Europe‚Äôs typical, ignoring the several comparable reports that have discovered fees to be average,’ writes Matt Foot. Photograph: Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty What a thoroughly reactionary…