A single message to Tara Moss on Twitter showed the extent of cyber bullying. The author and TV presenter decided to fight back — and reveal the murky world of cyber hate.
Laing O’Rourke lays off local and fly-in-fly-out staff over contract dispute with consortium partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries
More than 800 staff have been stood down from the $36bn Inpex gas project in Darwin over a contract dispute, a decision the CFMEU says was a “complete shock”.
Construction group Laing O’Rourke has stood down about 245 local workers and 395 fly-in fly-out workers over a dispute with its consortium partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
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Last night, 1.3 million Australians uttered the same phrase at exactly the same time: “Finally!”
Finally air hostess/model Nadia called bullshit on perennially smug race caller Anthony. On a romantic date, as the pair contemplated their future together, he declared it was entirely logical that she should give up her life in Brisbane and move down to his home town of Sydney for him. And, really, what’s the big drama?
Voices in Trump’s movement warn that the GOP health-care plan is “a trap set for Trump.”
Trump during his campaign called the U.N. “just a club for people to get together and talk and have a good time.”
- MSNBC report sparks angry response from the White House as return shows that Trump made more than $150m and paid $38m in taxes
- SEC document shows Trump was worth less than half of $10bn claim in 2012
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That’s all for the blog tonight. We’re closing out with analysis from the Guardian’s Washington correspondent, David Smith, who has delved into the question raised on Rachel Maddow’s show about whether Trump was behind the leak of his tax return.
It would be a classic Trump tactic to deflect attention from his troubles with wire-tapping claims and replacing the healthcare law, also known as Obamacare. But it would also be a risky one, driving attention back to the issue of why he is the first president in 40 years to refuse to release his tax returns. This is the man who, when in the first presidential debate Clinton suggested he doesn’t pay federal income taxes, interjected: “That makes me smart.”
Trump claims he cannot release his taxes while he is under audit. Yet he did so on Tuesday night in the White House’s preemptive statement. Zac Petkanas, a senior adviser to the Democratic National Committee, said: “The White House’s willingness to release some tax information when it suits them proves Donald Trump’s audit excuse is a sham. If they can release some of the information, they can release all of the information.
The Guardian’s previous reporting has also raised questions about what Donald Trump could be hiding regarding his wealth – another reason why he may want to keep his tax returns secret.
Although on the campaign trail he claimed he is worth more than $10bn, a 2012 statement filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Wells Fargo Securities on behalf of Trump suggested he was then worth less than half of that:
In the document, which concerned the securitization of commercial mortgages on properties including Trump Tower in New York City, Trump was described as being worth more than $4.2bn, with liquid assets of more than $250m…
While $250m is a large amount of money, it is nowhere near enough to finance a modern presidential campaign. Trump has already loaned between $43m and $50m to his campaign, raising questions about how much he can afford to continue to spend without selling off assets or taking on significant loans.
It would be a classic Trump tactic to deflect attention from his troubles with wire-tapping claims and replacing the healthcare law – but it would also be risky
At 7.44pm ET Brian Fallon, former press secretary to Hillary Clinton, tweeted breathlessly: “The holy grail.”
Ninety-eight minutes and a somewhat anticlimactic Rachel Maddow Show later, Fallon tweeted again: “Dems should return focus to Trumpcare tomorrow & the millions it will leave uninsured, not get distracted by two pages from ’05 tax return.”
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Flight attendant pours bucket of water on ‘sparking’ headphones after sleeping Australian woman awakes to loud explosion and burning
A woman has singed hair and a blackened face after her battery-operated headphones exploded mid-flight from Beijing to Melbourne.
The Australian woman had been sleeping on the plane on 19 February when she heard a loud explosion about two hours into the flight and felt her face burning.
A section of the president’s 2005 tax return revealed that about 85% of what he paid the IRS was incurred due to ‘alternative minimum tax’
Donald Trump’s leaked tax return reveals that the businessman had to pay tens of millions of dollars in a single year because of a tax rule that he has specifically promised to abolish as president.
A two-page section of Trump’s tax return for 2005, which was published by MSNBC late on Tuesday, revealed that the president paid $38m in federal taxes on more than $150m in income in 2005.