Federal Labor calls for government small business support over increasing reverse factoring

The federal opposition has questioned the Morrison government’s support of small businesses, following concerns over a payment process that is harming businessesby receiving delayed payments. Labor has raised concerns about “reverse factoring” following reports of the process increasing on Thursday, and government promises over a register of payment times that had not materialised. The party…

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Australian youth believe their mental health is worsening: survey

Young Australians believe their mental health is declining across the country, with around two thirds believing it is worsening, new data has found. Research by Headscape involving a survey of young Australians aged 12 to 25 released on Wednesday revealed 62 per cent of youth feeling it is deteriorating. A large number of respondents said…

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Tamil family escapes deportation as decision extended by 24 hrs

A Tamil family fighting to stay in Australia will have an injunction on their deportation extended until the end of Thursday, with the judge deciding the case stating more time is needed to consider a decision. Justice Mordy Bromburg ruled on Wednesday that the case will continue into the next day as the Biloela family’s…

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Federal government reintroduces drug testing for welfare recipients

Welfare recipients will have their payments cancelled if they refuse a drug test in the Coalition’s welfare drug test trial, the Federal Government has warned. The government reintroduced legislation to parliament on Wednesday that would enable drug-testing of 5000 Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients. In introducing the legislation, the Coalition said substance abuse is “not…

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