Humourless bloody Aussies

This

caused this:  

Up to 15 miners have been fired for performing the “Harlem Shake” dance craze underground in an Australian gold mine, according to reports.

The West Australian newspaper said the miners lost their six-figure salaries over the stunt in the Agnew Gold Mine last week.

A dismissal letter cited by the paper says mine owner Barminco considered the stunt a safety issue. Barminco did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.

A YouTube video shows eight miners performing the convulsive dance. A sacked worker who would not give his name told the newspaper that up to 15 people were fired, including some who watched the performance but did not participate.

I can see the management’s point about it, perhaps, being a safety issue.  But instant dismissal?  Including some staff that only watched it?

I’m telling you, the rot has well and truly set in over there.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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