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TELL US: Should Easter Sunday be a public holiday?

THE State Government is still no closer to declaring Easter Sunday a public holiday – more than a year after asking for feedback on the idea.

The state’s most powerful union wants the day proclaimed a public holiday so workers can receive penalty rates and have the right to refuse shifts to be with family or attend religious services.

But the business sector argues there are enough public holidays in the long weekend already. Easter Sunday is not officially a public holiday in South Australia.

Almost 13 months ago the government released a discussion paper to gauge support for removing the public holiday status of all Sundays and prescribing Easter Sunday as a public holiday in its own right – but it is yet to make a decision.

Under the Holidays Act 1910 every Sunday is technically a public holiday, but by convention this does not afford workers penalty rates each week. These are instead set out in industrial awards or contracts. (more…)

 

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A MAN has been charged with murder after police found the bodies of two people on the NSW Central Coast.

Police and paramedics found two bodies – that of a 55-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman – at a Playford Road, Killarney Vale, residence about 8.30pm (AEDT) on Friday.

A short time later, police arrested a 25-year-old man at an industrial estate in Enterprise Drive, Killarney Vale.

He was taken to Wyong police station, where he was charged with two counts of murder.

He was refused bail and will appear in Gosford Bail Court on Saturday morning.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the deaths, police say.

Police are also questioning the man over a number of incidents earlier on Friday evening, including carjackings, crashes and an assault.

A total of 10 crime scenes have been established at Gorokan and Killarney Vale.

Collected from-http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/man-arrested-over-nsw-central-coast-deaths/story-fn3dxiwe-1226609325762

 

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The family of Australian man Warren Rodwell have spoken of their relief at hearing the 54 year old is free after being held captive by terrorists for more than 15 months in the Phillipines.

Islamic terrorist organisation Abu Sayyaf was demanding two million dollars for his release.

God has rewarded us and heard our prayers.

The Australian Government refused to pay the ransom, and his family, based in New South Wales and Western Australia, attempted to raise the money themselves.

Rodwell with US soldiers in a helicopter at the military base in Zamboanga City.Rodwell with authorities in a helicopter. Photo: Lindsay Murdoch

Filipino politicians helped negotiate the release, but it is unclear if any money was handed over.

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Mr Rodwell’s cousin Susan Lorainne-Ford says his release is a huge relief, and the family is keen to see Mr Rodwell come home.

She also said the Australian Government did help to negotiate, but they did not provide any financial assistance.

Warren Rodwell is escorted from a helicopter by US soldiers at a military base in Zamboanga City.Warren Rodwell is escorter from a helicopter.
Kidnappers believed to be from the Islamic Abu Sayyaf terrorist organisation released the former Australian army officer in Pagadian City, a regional centre on the south-west tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula, at 4.30am AEDT Friday.

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