Thursday, January 28, 2021

Politics

Report into Julie Payette’s conduct says staff reported ‘toxic’, ‘poisoned’ work atmosphere - National
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Review of UK workers’ rights post-Brexit is axed in sudden U-turn | Kwasi Kwarteng

A controversial review into how EU employment rights protections could be changed after Brexit is no longer going ahead, the business secretary has announced.In an interview with ITV’s Peston, Kwasi Kwarteng said: “So the review is no longer happening within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). I made it very very clear to officials in the department that we’re not interested in watering down workers’ rights.”He added: “I can’t have been more clear about this on a number of occasions. I’ve said repeatedly that Brexit gives us...
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Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble | Australia news

12.40am GMT00:40 Animal welfare advocates have praised Racing Victoria for trialling a limited use of whips in horse racing. Racing Victoria last year pushed for the national body, Racing Australia, to agree to a phasing out of the use of whips, saying the current rules were “no longer appropriate” and the sport risked losing its social licence. The push did not succeed, but Racing Australia is conducting a review of whip use. Racing Victoria announced yesterday that it would trial limited whip use in the Country Mile race series next...
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