Northern Irish women will now be able to get free abortions in England

Northern Irish women will now be able to get free abortions in England

London: In a first demonstration of the new reality in Parliament after the recent election, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her shaky new government buckled under pressure on Thursday and agreed to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland. It was an abrupt rebuff to the Conservatives’ new ally, the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, a fierce opponent of abortion and gay marriage that had appeared to advance its socially conservative agenda this week by agreeing to keep May in power. British Prime Minister Theresa Ma, left,…

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Indigenous prisoners showcase life inside Canberra's jail

Indigenous prisoners showcase life inside Canberra's jail

Posted July 01, 2017 08:51:50 Photo: Artworks by Indigenous men in Canberra’s prison are being sold to help fund their rehabilitation. (ABC News: Jake Evans ) Related Story: Pormpuraaw artists turn ghost nets into world-renowned pieces Related Story: Jeweller’s first-ever portrait an Archibald Prize contender Men are unlikely to talk to a counsellor, but it seems they will go to art classes. And for Indigenous men in prison, that tight-lipped habit holds especially true. An exhibition by prisoners at Canberra’s Alexander Maconochie Centre showcases the works that have given the…

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Cricket Australia is running a game it no longer controls

Cricket Australia is running a game it no longer controls

Posted July 01, 2017 05:37:06 Australia’s top cricketers are owed $58 million by Cricket Australia (CA) with a lump-sum payment due in October. That lump sum forms part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement impasse between CA and the Australian Cricketer’s Association (ACA) that has left 230 of the country’s top male and female players unemployed as of this morning. It is understood CA wants half of that money back to be rolled over into the next pay deal, at the same time bring to an end the 20-year revenue-sharing model…

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Facebook drone in successful test flight

Facebook drone in successful test flight

Image copyrightFacebook Image caption The drone flew at an altitude of 3,000ft, much lower than Facebook eventually wants its fleet to flyFacebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one hour and 46 minutes in Arizona. On Aquila’s maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot system was confused by heavy wind and crash-landed. This time, the drone flew at an altitude of 3,000ft, a long way from Facebook’s intended 60,000ft…

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Chief executives returned to four-year temporary visa list

Chief executives returned to four-year temporary visa list

Business groups have welcomed the return of chief executives to the skilled occupations list, which will give them access to a four-year temporary visa and pathway to permanent migration.    On Friday, Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton released an updated occupations lists for temporary and permanent skilled visas effective from Saturday. Play VideoDon’t Play ASX winners and losers – a snapshot Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide How 457 visa changes are hitting start-ups How 457 visa changes are hitting start-ups Liz Kaelin and Annie Parker are the human faces of how the crackdown on…

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