Monday always seems so non-threatening from the vantage point of Friday. But it’s here and it’s never as fun up close. But don’t worry. We can make the transition back into the working week a little easier with the easy to digest bite sized pieces of news.
It’s everything you need to know … without the effort. Some would call it cheating. We like to make our own rules.
The Herald Sun conducted a whip around of some high profile women to get the low-down on what they thought of PM Julia Gillard. Ita Buttrose was withering in her response, saying Gillard needed to tell the Greens and Independents that ‘the party was over’ and call an election now. Dawn Fraser said she didn’t agree with what the ‘refugees were getting’ and argued pensioners deserved more help. What’s your constructive criticism for the PM?
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has totally grounded the fleet of 10 Tiger planes until at least Saturday after a litany of safety concerns, pilot error and poor performance. The authority can legally only ground the craft for five working days but is believed to be seeking court approval to go for longer. The move would likely destroy the business model and see the Singapore owned Tiger removed from the air for good.
Aye, fahgeddabout it! An Italian electric fan company fired 13 of its 30 employees due to a drop in sales, but apparently made the decision based on who should be staying at home anyway and looking after the kids. You guessed it, the women! The company also said they were just second income earners in order to justify the retrenchments. It’s an isolated case in a big country, but the debate about the status of women continues. Especially with PM Silvio Berlusconi in charge…