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Australia news live: Qantas to pay $120m in penalties and customer compensation; search for passenger overboard cruise ship off Sydney

Australia news live: Qantas to pay $120m in penalties and customer compensation; search for passenger overboard cruise ship off Sydney



Emergency package gives new funds to existing programs and includes prevention and support measures. Follow today’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast‘Lower the temperature’ on protests at university campuses, education minister saysThe education minister was also asked about the pro-Palestine encampments taking place across Australian universities, and whether they should be allowed to continue for as long as students are willing to man them.There’s always going to be protests in a democracy, that’s part of being a democracy. What there’s no place for is hate or violence or prejudice or discrimination and certainly no place [for] antisemitism or Islamophobia – whether it’s on our university campuses or anywhere else in the country.What I’d say is that we’ve just got to lower the temperature. You know, what’s happening on the other side of the world is trying to pull our country apart. We’ve got to work together – whether it’s politicians or religious leaders or community leaders, whether it’s the media, or student representatives – to work to keep our country together, not let it get pulled apart.There’ll be a lot of people who will still be able to work at the same time as they’re doing [placements]. But there are people who can’t [and] this will provide that bit of extra help to pay the bills, put food on the table, pay for transport, sometimes the relocation costs that come with prac.The commonwealth government hasn’t done this before. This is the first time that this has happened. It’s happened in the in response to calls from students – both teaching students and nursing students and social work students – across the country, and it’s come out of the work for the universities accord team that heard loud and clear that there is placement poverty in this country. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2024-05-05 23:38:12

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