The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 15th, 2022 day edition

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The minimum wage will be lifted $1.05 an hour from its $20.33 base from July 1, an increase of 5.2 per cent, to $21.38 an hour.

The minimum wage has been increased slightly above inflation Award wage workers face a small pay cut in real terms.

Award wage workers face a small pay cut in real terms According to the Fair Work Commission, the increase will not adversely affect the economy.

"The truth is that many of those people who are on the minimum wage are the heroes that saw us through the pandemic," he said.

Sally McManus, head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, said the FWC's decision was a victory for wage workers.

Watch Duration: 1 minute 11 seconds 1 m 11 s Unions 'really happy' with minimum wage increase.

Eighty-eight per cent of surveyed Labor voters and 79 per cent of surveyed Coalition voters backed the pay packet increase. »

Florida abortion ban violates Jews' religious freedom, lawsuit says

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June 14 (Reuters) - Florida's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy violates the religious freedom of Jews because Jewish law requires the procedure in some cases, a Boynton Beach synagogue said in a lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed in state court on Friday by Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor, also says that the abortion ban violates the right to privacy guaranteed by the state constitution.

A group of Florida abortion providers, including affiliates of Planned Parenthood, brought a similar challenge in a separate lawsuit earlier this month. »

Extinct 'fantastic giant tortoise' found alive on the Galápagos Islands

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Believed to be extinct for more than a century, a rare species of giant tortoise is in fact still alive.

The species is better known as the ‘fantastic giant tortoise’ and is native to the Galápagos Fernandina island.

How did tortoises colonise Fernandina, and what is their evolutionary relationship to the other giant Galápagos tortoises?” »

Todd Howard Confirms Fallout 5 Is Coming After Elder Scrolls 6

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Todd Howard has confirmed to IGN that Fallout 5 will be Bethesda Game Studios' next game after The Elder Scrolls 6, which itself will follow on from 2023's Starfield.

"Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while.

However, Howard hadn't confirmed that it would definitely be on the way after The Elder Scrolls 6. »

North Carolina charter school's skirt requirement for girls unconstitutional, court rules

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June 14 (Reuters) - A North Carolina charter school's requirement that girls wear skirts based on the view that they are "fragile vessels" deserving of "gentle" treatment by boys is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-6 that Charter Day School violated three female students' equal protection rights by adopting the skirts policy based on gender stereotypes about the "proper place" for girls in society.

Circuit Judge Barbara Milano Keenan said it was one since North Carolina delegated to it its duty to provide free, universal education to students. »