Government urged to split IR bills to help underpaid people now – as it happens

What we learned, Monday 7 November

That's where we'll leave you tonight. Here's some of what we learned:

 Crown Casino Melbourne was fined $120 million for breaching its gambling service obligations.

The federal government announced a review of migration, looking at the visa system, how people interact with it, the potential for criminals to exploit loopholes to traffic in people, and whether it can address Australia's labor shortage.

Medibank announced to ASX confirmation that it would not pay the ransom demanded by hackers not to release information from its data breach. Medibank also confirmed the hackers accessed the names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for some 9.7 million current and former customers.

Independent senators Jacquie Lambie and David Pocock called for the government to split the industrial relations bill, with the latter arguing it was too rushed, and the split would allow low-paid people to get pay raises more quickly.

Traditional owners of the Torres Strait built a mock seawall outside the Houses of Parliament, in a bid to get the Labor Party to go further in climate action and protect their islands.

The attorney general's department told the Senate estimates that it did not advise Christian Porter before the then attorney general informed Scott Morrison of how he could be appointed to several ministries.

An Australian Electoral Commission disclosure revealed that Atlassian founder Scott Farquhar was the largest donor to the six successful teal independent candidates, followed by cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes' climate campaign entity Boundless Earth.

And the head of the Fair Employment Commission, Judge Iain Ross, has announced his resignation, effective November 18.

Thank you for staying with us. We'll be back tomorrow.

Cost-cutting in the canteen of the Parliament House.

Get ready for the Canberra Bubble update, but the Parliamentary Services Department has confirmed that the decision to reduce the variety of food in the Parliament House staff cafeteria was indeed due to cost-cutting.

If you don't work in this palace of democracy, your eyes may well get teary-eyed here, but cafeterias usually replace the bain-marie buffet menu in the middle of the week, with one set meal for the first few days and one set meal for the first few days. different for the weekend.

Recently cafeterias raised the prices of coffee as well as food as inflationary pressures came to Canberra too, before APH residents also realized the midweek menu changes were also dropping by the wayside.

The sometimes confusing combination of buffet items now lasts for a whole week. Coalition Senator James McGrath asked the DPS in a Senate hearing about his forecast this afternoon what happened to the variety?

“I am asking this on behalf of some of the staff who are in the building full time,” McGrath asked secretary Rob Stefanic, saying his question was aimed at keeping the “brilliant staff” working at APH:

I am asking this seriously... on behalf of the staff and not my stomach.

Stefanic said DPS is looking to increase the level of service for building occupants, with a midweek menu change aimed at providing "variety" for staff. But he also noted that costs should go up:

As part of the cost side, we reduced it back to one menu throughout the week. This article was written by EDUKASI CAMPUS.

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