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Chinese Government owned company buys stake in Australian health provider GenesisCare
A CHINESE state-owned company whose former chair was expelled from the Communist Party for corruption has bought a stake in Australia’s largest cancer and cardiac care service.

If approved, the purchase would mean a company owned by the Chinese Government will now have access to the personal health information of thousands of Australians.
GenesisCare treats more than 26,000 Australians a year, employs 1,400 people and has 125 clinics that include places like St Vincent’s and Flinders hospitals.
It is Australia’s largest provider of oncology, cardiology and sleep treatment and also operates in Spain and the UK.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has to decide whether the Chinese government-owned business together with doctors and Macquarie Bank can acquire between 50.01 and up to 74 per cent of the business.
The former chair of China Resources Song Lin was expelled from…

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I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm. I bite his shoulder, hard. He starts crying, pulls up his pants and runs upstairs to tell his mother that I bit him. I’m too embarrassed to tell anyone about the penis part, so they all just think I bit him for no reason.

I get in trouble first at the babysitter’s house, then later at home.

The next time the babysitter’s son tries to show me his penis, I don’t fight back because I don’t want to get in trouble.

One day I tell the babysitter what her son does, she tells me that he’s just a little boy, he doesn’t know…

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Farmers believe they have been wrongly charged for water stored in their dams. FLEURIEU Peninsula farmers have been hit with their first bills for water stored in their dams and believe they are be…

Source: Farmers billed for water stored in own dams

Malcolm Turnbull rejects Bill Shorten’s offer to make joint defence of penalty rates

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In praise of the C-word

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