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Ukraine: Tony Abbott's G20 summit threat to Russia

Ukraine: Tony Abbott's G20 summit threat to Russia | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Australia could restrict Russia's input into the Brisbane G20 leaders' summit in November as a way of piling diplomatic and economic pressure on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
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US and Europe step up sanctions on Russia after Ukraine vote

US and Europe step up sanctions on Russia after Ukraine vote | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
The US President, working with Europe, imposes the most comprehensive sanctions applied to Russia since the end of the Cold War.
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Charlotte Dawson: Social media on trial

Charlotte Dawson: Social media on trial | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
The fact that Charlotte Dawson has been hospitalised after sustaining a particularly putrid and...
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Charlotte Dawson death: Twitter criticised for failing to act against trolls

Charlotte Dawson death: Twitter criticised for failing to act against trolls | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Beyond Blue chief executive Kate Carnell has criticised Twitter for not doing enough to stop trolls, despite the serious damage that cyber bullying is causing to mental health and the lives lost.
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Stolen passports: Focus on possible terror attack on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Stolen passports: Focus on possible terror attack on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
THAI police are investigating a
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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Empathy for victims is primal

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Empathy for victims is primal | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
When we say we “can’t begin to imagine” it doesn’t mean we won’t try. We want to share their pain.
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Parental leave scheme overlooks the fathers

Parental leave scheme overlooks the fathers | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Giving incentives to new dads so they can take time off work could help to close the gender pay gap.
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Tony Abbott compares his change of heart on paid parental leave to Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to communist China

Tony Abbott compares his change of heart on paid parental leave to Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to communist China | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged ''progressives'' to cast politics aside and embrace the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme as a watershed moment for feminism in Australia.
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State braces for fallout from manufacturing job cuts

State braces for fallout from manufacturing job cuts | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
A WAVE of job cuts driven by the closure of Alcoa, Toyota and Holden’s manufacturing plants will hit parts of Victoria’s property market but much of the impact will be delayed for three years.
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Qantas encounters turbulence as it flies its flag into big storm

Qantas encounters turbulence as it flies its flag into big storm | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
It's by no means clear what government can or should do for a Qantas, or any corporations iconic or not, in its position. By the end of this week, it seemed that Qantas itself did not really know what it wanted or expected from government either.
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Putin's daring abroad masks high risks at home

Putin's daring abroad masks high risks at home | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin’s military response to the pro-European uprising in Kiev is a high-stakes gamble that could have massive repercussions for Russia itself and the man who has ruled without fair elections since 2000.
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Crimean forces storm Ukrainian navy headquarters

Crimean forces storm Ukrainian navy headquarters | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Crimea’s so-called self-defence forces stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.
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Cyber bullying: easy to perpetrate, hard to stop

Cyber bullying: easy to perpetrate, hard to stop | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Let's not be too hasty to join campaigns calling for quick fixes to stop cyber bullies.
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Cyberbullying back in spotlight following Dawson's death

Cyberbullying back in spotlight following Dawson's death | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Charlotte Dawson's death has Australia reflecting on depression and increasing cases of cyberbullying.
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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: flight theory tracker

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: flight theory tracker | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
There are few known facts about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, sparking countless theories about its fate and those of the 239 passengers and crew on board.
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What we know about the missing plane

What we know about the missing plane | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
What's known about Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and its mysterious disappearance?
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Tony Abbott, as one feminist to another, here are a few words of advice

Tony Abbott, as one feminist to another, here are a few words of advice | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
I want to congratulate the PM on his feminist conversion and also to give him some advice.
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Coalition MPs at odds over paid parental leave scheme

Coalition MPs at odds over paid parental leave scheme | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott faces renewed pressure from his party room to scale back or postpone his paid parental leave plan.
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Qantas in fight for life after 5000 jobs axed nationwide

Qantas in fight for life after 5000 jobs axed nationwide | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
VICTORIA is in the eye of a storm of job losses, as around 1000 Qantas staff face the sack following the worst day for Australian aviation since the collapse of Ansett.
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Former Qantas chief Geoff Dixon backs abolition of foreign ownership limits

Former Qantas chief Geoff Dixon backs abolition of foreign ownership limits | SSC debating topics page | Scoop.it
Former Qantas chief Geoff Dixon has broken a near two year silence about the beleaguered national carrier to call for the complete abolition of the Qantas Sale Act and throw support to his successor Alan Joyce.
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