- Class action over Sydney light rail project hears drawn-out construction crippled local business - ABC News
- How much more revenue would the Australian government have if it taxed gas companies properly? | Greg Jericho | The Guardian:
First, we need to realise we have been extremely poor at taxing resources. In 2021, the Parliamentary Budget Office estimated that had the Abbott government not removed the resources super profits tax, in 2019-20 alone the government would have raised an extra $12.1bn. That is roughly $2bn more than was spent this year on either the childcare subsidy or higher education, about 85% of the amount spent on jobseeker and two-thirds of the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) budget.
- Deliveroo enters administration, leaving riders, restaurants and customers in the lurch - ABC News:
The decision to cease trading immediately means all of the company's employed staff in Australia had their employment terminated today, with the administrator working to calculate and secure their outstanding pay and entitlements. The administrator said delivery riders were considered contractors, not employees, of the company and would be treated as unsecured creditors.
- Sydney activist Danny Lim's arrest will be independently reviewed after outrage | SBS News
- Police launch investigation after second fire at Sydney home of YouTube comedian Friendlyjordies | SBS News:
An investigation is underway after a fire at the Sydney home of YouTube comedian Jordan Shanks-Markovina, also known as Friendlyjordies. Police have revealed it is the second fire at the Bondi home within a week, and they are investigating a possible link between the incidents.
- Menulog cuts jobs in Australia a week after rival Deliveroo shuts down | Business | The Guardian. Should have stuck with the Snoop Dogg ad, the KP one drives everyone up the fucking wall.
- Scott Morrison to face censure motion over secret ministries affair - ABC News:
Censure motions allow MPs to express their disapproval of their colleagues but do not have any direct legal consequences. They are uncommon and it is very rare for a former prime minister to face one. The opposition will oppose the motion...
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- Twitter sued by former staff as Elon Musk begins mass sackings | Twitter | The Guardian:
Musk's plans to cut up to 3,700 staff may hit a roadblock, however, after a lawsuit was filed in the US federal court in San Francisco seeking orders for Twitter to comply with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires 60 days' notice for mass sackings at large employers.
- Who Said It: Elon Musk or Mr. Burns? | The New Republic
- Elon Musk walked into Twitter carrying a sink. Over three chaotic weeks, he watched his mythology swirl down the drain - ABC News:
From the moment the South African-born billionaire swaggered into San Francisco's Twitter HQ brandishing a bathroom sink, he started to watch his mythology, and his money, swirl down the drain.
- Twitter has lost half of its top 100 advertisers since Elon Musk became CEO : NPR:
Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers appear to no longer be advertising on the website. A report from Media Matters for America states that these 50 advertisers have spent almost $2 billion on Twitter ads since 2020 and more than $750 million just in 2022.