Ipswich Council backflips on decision to scrap recycling, wants fewer pizza boxes in yellow-lid bins

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Updated April 20, 2018 17:27:17 Photo: Waste from yellow bins in Ipswich was set to go straight to landfill. (Four Corners) The Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, says it intends to reverse its decision to send recycling to landfill. The Council said on Wednesday China’s import ban on recycling and the rising level of
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Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion welcome a baby boy

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Updated April 20, 2018 16:16:05 Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce and his partner Vikki Campion have welcomed a baby boy, named Sebastian. Key points: Barnaby Joyce resigned as deputy PM amid pressure over his affair with Vikki Campion and news of her pregnancy It prompted change in ministerial standards to ban sex between ministers
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Perth Glory axe Kenny Lowe as head coach after team misses out on A-League finals

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Posted April 20, 2018 13:31:08 Photo: Kenny Lowe will move in to a youth coaching role after being axed as Glory head coach. (AAP: Will Russell) Perth Glory’s longest-serving coach Kenny Lowe has been axed after failing to guide the side to the A-League finals this season. Lowe, who had one more year to run
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Scott Morrison resists Bill Shorten’s calls for Government apology on banking royal commission

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Updated April 20, 2018 13:27:34 Video: Morrison blames Bill Shorten for politicising royal commission (ABC News) Treasurer Scott Morrison is continuing to resist calls for him to admit he was wrong in repeatedly opposing a banking royal commission, instead opting to turn his fire on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Key points: Labor has been calling
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Hans Asperger ‘actively cooperated with Nazi child euthanasia program’, study finds

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Updated April 20, 2018 12:16:54 Video: Steve Silberman discusses study that found autism expert Hans Asperger was a Nazi collaborator. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘I’m just Jack’: Graduates with autism put unique skills to use in public sector Related Story: This is what it’s like trying to find a job when you have autism Hans
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Banking royal commission revelations ‘worse than I thought’, says former ACCC boss

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Updated April 20, 2018 10:11:04 Video: ‘Widespread, shocking, unconscionable,’ Allan Fels says of banking royal commission findings (ABC News) The banking royal commission has revealed more systemic, shocking and unconscionable behaviour than could have been predicted and corporate watchdog ASIC may have grown “too close” to the financial sector, says former ACCC chairman Allan Fels.
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To reduce inequality in Australian schools, make them less socially segregated

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Updated April 20, 2018 10:20:27 Photo: We have a funding policy that promotes unequal resourcing between schools via a large fee-paying school sector, which increases educational inequalities and underachievement. (Andree Withey: ABC News) According to the OECD, 17 per cent of Australian young people leave secondary school without achieving basic educational skill levels. They conclude
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Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

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Posted April 20, 2018 07:02:15 Facebook is set to move more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of a new European privacy law, which would allow regulators to fine companies for data breaches. Key points: The new EU law allows for fines of up to 4 per cent of global annual revenue for infractions
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