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Australia - Employers are paying temporary migrant workers half of the minimum wage

Australia - Employers are paying temporary migrant workers half of the minimum wage

Australia's legal minimum wage for casual workers is AUD 22.13 (USD 16.74), however the study showed that 30% of worldwide students and backpackers were earning AUD 12 (USD 9.08) per hour or less. Global students, backpackers and other temporary migrants also experienced other indicators of exploitation and criminal forced labour with many reporting they had their passport confiscated by their employer or their accommodation provider.


What Donald Trump Said About Roy Moore Will Infuriate You

What Donald Trump Said About Roy Moore Will Infuriate You

The ad was the first direct assault by the Jones camp against Moore on the allegations. Trump pointed to Moore's assertions that he did nothing wrong. Trump's position is a break from other national Republicans, who have called on Moore to step aside. Asked about the allegations against Moore, the president replied, "Moore denies it".


State Department Officials Claim Tillerson Breached US Law On Child Soldiers

State Department Officials Claim Tillerson Breached US Law On Child Soldiers

Passed in 2008, the Child Soldiers Prevention Act's stated goal is to bar the US government from arming nations in which anyone under the age of 18 is "recruited, conscripted, or otherwise compelled to serve" as a child soldier. According to The Guardian , 40 percent of child soldiers are girls. The memo further explains that failing to list the three countries will harm children and make it more hard to combat the forced military labor of children worldwide.


Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Set To Sack Mugabe, Sources Say

Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Set To Sack Mugabe, Sources Say

Following negotiations with the military and massive demonstrations against him in the country's capital, Harare, Mugabe agreed to resign on Sunday, only to change his mind and refuse to step down, which sparked an impeachment proceeding in the Zimbabwe parliament.


Area tree farm ready to welcome visitors

Area tree farm ready to welcome visitors

Sellers added that while real trees are likely to be pricier in 2017, they are mindful of not pushing their customers into a plastic alternative. "Our biggest challenges are having enough trees to supply customers and just getting phone calls after phone calls after phone calls of people desperate for trees that don't exist", Jason Hupp of Hupp Farms in OR told the Statesman Journal.


SC doesn't have drugs for December execution

SC doesn't have drugs for December execution

After hitting a record low last year, executions are up slightly in 2017, on pace to end the year at two dozen lethal injections. McMaster said he was asking the state's General Assembly to pass a shield law quickly. Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday that lawmakers need to pass a law to keep the providers of lethal injection drugs secret so executions can begin again.