Are all Canberrans really public servants?

Are all Canberrans really public servants?

Kate Costello is a public servant in Canberra. Her parents were public servants and many of her friends are too. She wonders if that makes her a typical Canberran — wearing a lanyard and working in an Australian Government department. “I know that people outside of Canberra have the perception that all Canberrans work in the public service or for the government,” Kate said. “I am interested in finding out what the reality is.” Her feeling? It’s probably not as high as people think. “There’s going to be a lot…

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People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings. One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants. He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of “big strong boys for farm work,” according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand — resting proprietorially on the man’s…

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Victorian Opposition signals traffic congestion as key election issue

Victorian Opposition signals traffic congestion as key election issue

Posted November 20, 2017 00:04:09 Photo: More than 74 per cent of Melburnians drive to work every day. (AAP: Julian Smith) Related Story: Which of the four North East Link route options is best? Traffic lights would be removed from more than 50 congested road intersections with new underpasses created under a $5 billion pitch from Matthew Guy to voters concerned about congestion in Melbourne and Geelong. Seizing on the popularity of level crossing removals, the Opposition is marking one year before the state election with the major infrastructure announcement,…

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'A new era': Mugabe removed as leader of Zimbabwe's ruling party

'A new era': Mugabe removed as leader of Zimbabwe's ruling party

Updated November 20, 2017 03:02:03 Photo: Robert Mugabe is the only leader many Zimbabweans have known. (AP: Tsvangirayi Mykwazhi) Related Story: They’re the voice: Zimbabweans send Mugabe on his way with some classic Farnsey Related Story: There’s a new spirit in Zimbabwe as people lose their fear of Mugabe Zimbabwe’s ruling party has dismissed President Robert Mugabe as its leader, appointing former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. Key points: Despite party dismissal, Robert Mugabe remains President of Zimbabwe for now His party has referred to him as “outgoing President”…

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Ball belittles Trump's role in son's release

Ball belittles Trump's role in son's release

“Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s involvement in the situation. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Trump’s social media director, Dan Scavino, fired back at Ball on his personal Twitter account Saturday afternoon, saying Ball’s son, LiAngelo, “would be in China for a long, long, long time” without the President’s assistance. “Wannabe @Lakers coach, BIG MOUTH @Lavarbigballer knows if it weren’t for President @realDonaldTrump, his son would be in China for a long,…

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