McDonald Workers Seek Compensation
The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) is seeking compensation on behalf of more than 250,000 current and former McDonald’s workers across Australia.The wage theft claims could cost McDonald’s $250 million. According to the SDA, McDonald’s have been denying their workers 10 minute paid breaks, an allegation that McDonald’s denies.
Farmers and Foodies join to aid mental health
Australia’s rural people are having a lot of mental challenges.The Black Dog Institute has supported many farmers and rural people in this difficult period, now a group of chefs including Manu Feildel, Jason Roberts and Sarah Todd have teamed with celebrities like Adam Goodes and Dami Im to raise funds for the Black Dog.Bianca Tarrant -Co founder of Our Cow describes how after devastating fires they come up with an idea to market direct to customers and get fair prices for farmes after disaster. The Campaign #PlateForAMate uses great food recipes from real farm produce to help people connect with loved ones.
Olivia Newton-John dies at 73
Recording star, movie star, champion of charity Olivia Newton John passed away today at 73. Afflicted twice with breast cancer, she dedicated a substantial part of her life to fund raising for research into the killer disease.Getting a start as a country singer, although becoming a star in Australia, she mainly recorded in England. Blessed with a voice that cut through the pack when it came to pop music, she worked her way though some cover songs until songwriters were writing with her in mind. She had a big world hit with I Honestly Love You written by fellow Aussie star Peter Allen and when Alan Carr met her at a party held by Helen Reddy in tinseltown he was entranced by her fresh genuine personality ever so certain that she had to be in his upcoming movie Grease. Paired with a younger John Travolta their chemistry ensured the movie became a massive hit.
Trump’s Florida residence raided by FBI
Former US President Donald Trump’s Florida residence Mar-a-Lago has been raided by the FBI today.Trump was not at the residence at the time, but issued a statement condemning the raid.The FBI has not confirmed the reason for the raid, however Trump is currently the subject of numerous investigations, including a congressional inquiry into the 2021 capitol riots, and a probe into his alleged attempts to influence the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.Associate Professor David Smith told The Wire it seems likely the raid focused on retrieving documents from Trumps presidential term, which he is required by law to relinquish to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).In February the NARA stated they had retrieved 15 boxes of documents that should have been handed over at the end of his presidency, and that Trump representatives were ‘continuing to search’ for further documents.