From the Archives, 1983: Cain declares state of emergency to break strike

First published in The Age on August 6, 1983 STATE IN EMERGENCY Return to work, Cain orders striking warders |The Victorian Government yesterday declared a state of emergency to force an end to the State-wide strike by prison officers. A few days in: prison officers strike outside Pentridge.Credit:Mike Martin The Premier, Mr Cain, invoked legislation […]

Foal from last 'truly wild' species of horse is born at Whipsnade Zoo

Wild horses! Foal from last ‘truly wild’ species of horse in the world is born at Whipsnade Zoo Mother Charlotte gave birth to Przewalski foal at zoo in Bedfordshire on July 17  Team leader Mark Holden said foal, named Sooton, is ‘starting to stretch her legs’ He added that she has ‘mostly stayed close to […]

Woman, 36, sacked from tanning salon because she had cancer

Woman, 36, who was sacked from her job in tanning salon because she once suffered with skin cancer wins £9,300 payout Sofi Lorimer, 36, was sacked after telling her boss she used to have skin cancer  She worked at a tanning salon and told boss about cancer after fixing a sunbed  Mother told her boss […]

MOS COMMENT: Spare us from the mental torture of crazy travel rules

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Spare us from the mental torture of crazy travel rules It sometimes seems as if someone wants to punish us for wanting to live normally again. The extraordinary ever-changing rules governing foreign travel have now reached another level of futile spite.  Countries to which travel is just about allowed now face […]