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Stories for Friday, 29 August 2014
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Disability organisations call on Senate to block payout bill   
Produced by Steven Riggall

Disability advocacy groups are calling on the federal senate to reject a bill establishing a payout scheme for disabled workers who have been employed in government-supported workshops. They say the plan is inadequate because it is capped at 50 per cent of what workers are actually owed and full compensation is needed.

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Western Australia loses triple A credit rating   
Produced by Paul Van Lieshout

Australia’s largest economy has been down graded by another credit rating agency. Moody’s has declared the poor policy response by the Barnett Government has lead to the downgrade.

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Let's combat depression with boxing   
Produced by Eduardo Jordan

The statistics are alarming: 6 Australians die on their hand due to mental health related problems and depression. With the sudden death of American actor Robin Williams, depression and its treatment is emphasised once again across the world. This weekend in Brisbane, Black Dog Boxing will host an event to talk about how to knockout depression with boxing.

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Malcolm Turnbull's comments contrasted with colleagues' actions   
Produced by Steven Riggall and Anthony Dockrill

Speaking at the Bingham Cup tournament - a rugby union competition for gay clubs - Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull called out anti-gay discrimination as "undermining" and "gnawing away at the foundations of society".

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