'Twiggy' Forrest rolls out controversial cashless welfare card ad campaign

'Twiggy' Forrest rolls out controversial cashless welfare card ad campaign

Posted April 22, 2017 09:34:21 Video: The Minderoo Foundation will continue to run this ad over the weekend (ABC News) Related Story: Cashless welfare expansion being considered ahead of federal budget Mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s charity, the Minderoo Foundation, has launched an advertising blitz pushing for Centrelink’s income management to be expanded. Key points: Andrew Forrest is a long-time advocate of the cashless welfare card The ads are urging people to sign an online petition in support of expanding the program Cashless debit card trial has been in place…

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One tip ends 39-day hunt for teacher and missing girl

One tip ends 39-day hunt for teacher and missing girl

Cummins was arrested — and the girl was found safe — Thursday outside a cabin in Cecilville, ending a 39-day hunt for the teen who was reported missing some 1,900 miles away in her hometown south of Nashville. Police say the two spent at least one night in the remote cabin — a one room structure that was in the process of being built. It had no electricity or furniture. On Friday, a grill, pots and pans, a bag of rice and boxes of food and empty bottles of soda…

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Sources: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

Sources: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election, not only through email hacks and propaganda but also by trying to infiltrate the Trump orbit. The intelligence led to an investigation into the coordination of Trump’s campaign associates and the Russians. These officials made clear they don’t know whether Page was aware the Russians may have been using him. Because of the way Russian spy services operate, Page could have unknowingly talked with Russian agents. Page disputes the idea he has…

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Opinion: The stakes for French election just got higher

Opinion: The stakes for French election just got higher

It came as the nation focused on the Sunday vote, which will be the first step in electing a new president, a decision that will have repercussions far beyond the shores of France. It will determine if the wave of nationalist populism sweeping across the globe will continue to reshape the international landscape. Or whether perhaps globalization — a dominant political and economic ideology — can survive and thrive in the 21st century. Once the first ballot is counted, we will have a better sense whether the European Union will…

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's plan to salvage Australian restaurants avoids collapse in court

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's plan to salvage Australian restaurants avoids collapse in court

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s plan to salvage his Australian Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain has narrowly avoided collapse with a court granting administrators and receivers extra time to complete the takeover from failed hospitality company the Keystone Group. The buy-back decision by the star chef, who has built an empire from being an apprentice cook in his dad’s pub in Essex, Britain, came after Keystone was put into receivership in June last year owing more than $100 million. Jamie Oliver visited his Italian restaurant in Canberra in 2014. Photo: Katherine GriffithsBut Oliver’s…

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