Disappointment at WA Budget public sector wages cap, continued border closure

Public sector workers who provided Western Australia with “support at the time when we needed it the most” during the pandemic have expressed disappointment after the State Government extended its wage cap policy.

Delivering the State Budget, Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced the state’s 150,000 public servants would be limited to wage increases of $1,000 for the next two years, before a pay hike in line with CPI beyond that.


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Probe Scottish student accommodation decision at public inquiry, human rights body demands

The decision to send students to university halls in the pandemic should be probed at a public inquiry, the Scottish Human Rights Commission claimed.

The organisation is concerned about restrictions placed on students, the standard of the available accommodation and a lack of support for young people.

Scottish universities opened in recent weeks with thousands of people told to make their way to shared flats with little room to isolate

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Travel Rights, Regulations and Restrictions | Department of Public Safety

Increased Sceening of Electronic Devices at U.S. Airports

In late July 2017, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it will begin enhanced screening of electronics that are larger than a smartphone device (e.g. Kindle, iPad, etc.) at nearly 280 U.S. airports. Such electronic equipment will follow the current screening procedures in place for laptops, meaning that devices larger than a

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Road Safety | Department of Public Safety

Road safety is not something that travelers necessarily think about in planning their experiences abroad, but in fact, traffic accidents are a leading cause of death of Americans abroad, particularly for college students. Contrary to popular belief, 85% of fatal crashes occur in industrialized countries, according to the Association of Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT). Travelers can minimize their risk by assessing the

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Coronavirus news – live: ‘Things definitely heading in wrong direction,’ Whitty warns as PM says public ‘don’t want to throw in sponge’

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BMC Imposes Rules For People Travelling in Public Transport, Visiting Malls

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New Delhi: Taking strict measures to check on the spread of coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday imposed strict rules for people travelling in public transport and visiting shopping malls. The BMC announced that people who are not wearing masks will not be allowed entry inside public transport buses, taxis and rickshaws. Moreover, malls, offices and societies, among others, will paste
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ITC Hotels opens laundry service to public, to also home-deliver food

Our premium in-house Lavanderia is now available for all your fabric care needs, it says

Desperate times call for desperate measures: ITC Hotels, one of India’s leading chains in the luxury segment of the hospitality industry, is now living up to the dictum by launching a bunch of measures unthinkable of in pre-pandemic times.

The hospitality industry is among the — if not the — worst hit by the spread

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Bill would kill Hillsborough’s public transportation agency

TAMPA — After a bill to abolish Hillsborough County’s controversial Public Transportation Committee died in December, it appeared the agency would escape the 2014 legislative session unscathed.

Maybe not.

State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) added an amendment to a seemingly unrelated bill that would outlaw the PTC, County Commissioner Victor Crist said Wednesday.

“It basically guts the agency, taking away all of its abilities to regulate,” said Crist, also

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UK parks and free public gardens: readers’ travel tips | Parks and green spaces

Winning tip: Menai marvel, Bangor

Treborth Botanic Garden in Bangor, north Wales, is owned by Bangor University and sits beside the beautiful Menai Strait at the gateway to Anglesey. The Wales coastal path passes through, and it is very popular with locals and visitors alike. It has not only stunning outside areas, including a Chinese garden, but also glasshouses (though these are still currently closed to the public). An army

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LETTER – The travelling public were not consulted

I read with some interest that the city council are now cancelling the boat show without really informing the investors that it was always a possibility.

We are a city involved with yacht production and will suffer accordingly.

I also note that they are stopping the annual fairs which is not surprising as they have removed all the parking facilities around the Common.

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Transforming Uncertainty Into Public Action During COVID-19

This article is written by Karen Riordan, president and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach. Known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area stretches along 60 miles of pristine coastline from Little River to Georgetown. This premier vacation destination attracts more than 20 million visitors annually due to its beautiful beaches, wide variety of attractions and activities, a range of accommodations for every price point, delicious local cuisine and Southern

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Delay in completion of road project irks travelling public

The long delay in completion of Nagapattinam-Thanjavur strengthening project has caused consternation among the travelling public and the trading community in Nagapattinam-Tiruvarur belt.

The first tender was issued during 2009 to convert the about 80-km stretch into four-lane carriageway. The tender was finalised in 2015 and the project was to have been completed by December 2017. But, the concessionaire abandoned it midway. During this year, the NHAI had called for

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