Mamak caught out underpaying workers & a grim forecast from the IMF – Clock on for today’s news
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MAMAK CAUGHT OUT
If you’re a fan of the extremely popular Malaysian restaurant Mamak, we’ve got some bad news for you this morning.
Fairfax media is reporting that five staff at Mamak have been underpaid by more than $87,000 and that the restaurant used false documents to cover it up.
GRIM WARNING FROM THE IMF
The IMF has warned that the world economy could be in for a tough two years and has cut its estimates for global growth by 0.2 percent for all developed economies.
It cites China’s economy, global commodity prices, US interest rates and recession in Brazil as the main reasons for the likely growth stagnation.
— Business News (@BusinessNewzzz) January 19, 2016
105 DEFENCE WORKERS SEEK COMPENSATION AFTER ABUSE
The Department of Defence has revealed it is dealing with more than 100 compensation claims from victims of physical or sexual abuse and/or severe workplace bullying.
It is reported that the impact of the abuse in many cases was so severe it has left the victim unable to work, caused relationship issues and/or led to severe physiological distress.
‘YOU’LL PROBABLY HAVE TO CARRY HER OUT IN A BOX”
A spokesperson for Bronwyn Bishop has confirmed that she’ll contest the next election despite the “choppergate” saga.
A lot of senior Liberals have swung out at her decision, including former Liberal leader John Hewson who, among other things, said: “You’ll probably have to carry her out in a box.”
— ABC News 24 (@ABCNews24) January 19, 2016
FUTURE SYDNEY COULD GET A PARK BRIDGE
Engineering and design company Aecom thinks that Sydney’s Anzac Bridge should be turned into an elevated park, complete with a light rail line and an amphitheatre.
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