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Man suffers horrific injuries after being mauled by a crocodile in Queensland 

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A man has been mauled by a crocodile in a remote part of Queensland.

The man, in his 50s, suffered major hand and leg injuries in the attack at Shelburne near the tip of Cape York Peninsula.

The attack happened just before 5pm on Sunday, and the man was flown to the Cairns Hospital in a serious condition, the ambulance service said.

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Hillary Clinton says she wants to hug Duchess of Sussex over racist and sexist treatment

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Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that she wants to put her arms around Meghan Markle and comfort her over the racist and sexist treatment she has received.

Speaking to Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live, the former US secretary of state said that the treatment of Meghan over the past three years has been ‘heartbreaking and wrong’.

She appeared on the programme with her daughter Chelsea, who said the duchess had ‘absolutely’ faced a racially charged backlash after her relationship with Harry began in 2016.

Meghan has faced widespread scrutiny and public attention in recent months, with husband Harry suggesting there was a tabloid campaign against his wife.

Hillary Clinton (at the Southbank Centre in London at the launch of her book yesterday) says that there is a racial element behind some of the criticism Meghan Markle has faced

Hillary Clinton (at the Southbank Centre in London at the launch of her book yesterday) says that there is a racial element behind some of the criticism Meghan Markle has faced

Hillary Clinton (at the Southbank Centre in London at the launch of her book yesterday) says that there is a racial element behind some of the criticism Meghan Markle has faced

The royal couple have also launched legal action against several UK newspapers. 

Mrs Clinton said: ‘I think even if you go back and look at social media from the time the engagement was announced, race was clearly an element in it.

‘And to think that some of your – what we would call mainstream – media actually allowed that to be printed in their pages, or amplified, was heartbreaking and wrong.

‘She has made her own way in the world. And then she falls in love, and he falls in love with her, and everybody should be celebrating that because it is a true love story. You can just look at them and see that.’

The former first lady said her maternal instincts drove her to give advice and support to Meghan.

She continued: ‘I feel as a mother I just want to put my arms around her. Oh my God, I want to hug her!

‘I want to tell her to hang in there, don’t let those bad guys get you down. Keep going, do what you think is right.

Meghan has faced widespread scrutiny and public attention since her engagement to Prince Harry, with her husband suggesting there was a tabloid campaign against his wife

Meghan has faced widespread scrutiny and public attention since her engagement to Prince Harry, with her husband suggesting there was a tabloid campaign against his wife

Meghan has faced widespread scrutiny and public attention since her engagement to Prince Harry, with her husband suggesting there was a tabloid campaign against his wife

‘You know, it’s not easy. And there are some techniques that can be learned along the way, some humour, some deflection, whatever, which I’m sure she will come to. But it is tough what she is going through. And I think she deserves a lot better.’

Both Clintons appeared at the Southbank Centre in London on Sunday to promote their new book, The Book Of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories Of Courage And Resilience.

When Barnett asked the pair about the women featured in the book, they said Margaret Thatcher was not included because she had ‘very little interest’ in making a positive difference.

Mrs Clinton said that while the former prime minister was certainly gutsy and strong, she had a conflicted record.

‘She doesn’t fit the other part of the definition, in our opinion, which really is knocking down barriers for others, and trying to make a positive difference. I think the record is mixed with her.

‘I thought she was incredibly strong. But I think on the criterion that we were really looking at, OK, what were the positive differences, the changes that this person made, that really opened doors to more – that wasn’t that apparent.’

Chelsea Clinton (pictured with her mother at the Southbank Centre in London yesterday) said the duchess had 'absolutely' faced a racially charged backlash after her relationship with Harry began in 2016

Chelsea Clinton (pictured with her mother at the Southbank Centre in London yesterday) said the duchess had 'absolutely' faced a racially charged backlash after her relationship with Harry began in 2016

Chelsea Clinton (pictured with her mother at the Southbank Centre in London yesterday) said the duchess had ‘absolutely’ faced a racially charged backlash after her relationship with Harry began in 2016

Chelsea Clinton added: ‘I do think, for us, you can’t separate out gutsiness from leading a life that is full of purpose for yourself, and also for others.’

The interview with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton will air on The Emma Barnett Show on Tuesday at 10am.

The elder Clinton also appeared on the One Show this evening, where she discussed the possibility of another presidential run. 

She said: ‘I say the same thing every time people ask, I’ll do everything I can to retire the incumbent. That can be by supporting those running. I’m just grateful for the opportunities that I have had. I loved being in public life; the good, the bad, the ugly.

‘A lot are pushing hard [for me to run again] but I really believe we have to keep our focus on what it will take to get a new president and get our country back – all the attacks on our institutions, undermining the rule of law everything that’s going on.

‘I think we are in a global struggle for democracy and I don’t say that lightly. I think there’s a rise of autocrats who think it’s their way or no way and I’m worried there are people in my country – including the president – who are enamoured and who seem to have great admiration for dictators who wants to do away with all the messiness of coming together to make decisions.

‘It’s hard in a democracy you don’t have someone telling you what to do you gotta say okay I’m gonna vote, participate and support the best direction and there can be differences that’s all part of it. 

‘I’m really worried about my country right now and I want to make sure whoever is running knows what the stakes are.’

Speaking about abuse that she has received on social media, Mrs Clinton added: ‘It used to do way more than it does now. 

‘People accuse you of things that aren’t true. 

‘It’s troubling, hurts and can be painful but when it goes on you realise it’s more about them than you.

‘What bothers me is the women’s voices who will be silenced because of the threats online. So vile. That’s happening in the UK. You’re having an election and a lot of women parliamentarians are saying we won’t run again.

‘Once you poke our head up and say we want to be a member of whatever party you get assaulted online. You had Jo Cox murdered around the Brexit controversy.

‘There are real threats and there are all of the insults and bigotry and prejudice that unfortunately gets amplified online.

‘You have to be willing to face that but you shouldn’t be expected to. We should all stand together.’ 

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The Crown’s Helena Bonham Carter reveals she had a sleepover at Windsor with the Queen

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She is set to follow in Vanessa Kirby’s footsteps as the charming yet rebellious Princess Margaret in series three of Netflix’s The Crown.

And Helena Bonham Carter has revealed she has more links to the Royal Family than just portraying the Countess of Snowdon, in a new interview with the Radio Times.

As well as her uncle Mark (Baron Bonham Carter) dating the Princess during his time as a guard, Helena, 53, revealed she had a sleepover at Windsor Castle with none other than Rachel Weisz, 49, and Daniel Craig, 51.

Sleepover: Helena Bonham Carter, in character as Prince Margaret alongside Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, has revealed that she once had a sleepover at Windsor Castle

Sleepover: Helena Bonham Carter, in character as Prince Margaret alongside Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, has revealed that she once had a sleepover at Windsor Castle

Sleepover: Helena Bonham Carter, in character as Prince Margaret alongside Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, has revealed that she once had a sleepover at Windsor Castle

Revealing that the sleepover occurred ‘about 10 years ago’, she said: ‘It’s fun! Rachel Weisz was there with James Bond. I stayed in Prince Charles’s rooms. We had supper and the Queen and Prince Philip gave us a tour.

‘They’d found something from their archive that each of us would appreciate. So Tim [Burton, the film director, Helena’s ex-partner] had the first edition of Alice in Wonderland, I had a letter from Lionel Logue, who was the King’s speech therapist [Helena starred in The King’s Speech as the Queen Mother]. It was really touching.’

And her links to the Royals have remained strong in the afterlife, as Helena also revealed to the publication that she sought the late Princess Margaret’s opinion of her portrayal of her via a medium.

Famous friends: In a new interview with the Radio Times, the actress revealed that she was joined by none other than Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz. Pictured in 2015

Famous friends: In a new interview with the Radio Times, the actress revealed that she was joined by none other than Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz. Pictured in 2015

Famous friends: In a new interview with the Radio Times, the actress revealed that she was joined by none other than Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz. Pictured in 2015

One was very amused: Describing the experience as 'fun', Helena recalled that she had supper with Queen Elizabeth II, while Prince Philip gave them a tour of the royal residence

One was very amused: Describing the experience as 'fun', Helena recalled that she had supper with Queen Elizabeth II, while Prince Philip gave them a tour of the royal residence

One was very amused: Describing the experience as ‘fun’, Helena recalled that she had supper with Queen Elizabeth II, while Prince Philip gave them a tour of the royal residence

Royal appointment: Helena portrays the Queen's younger sister, the late Princess Margaret, in the upcoming third series of The Crown

Royal appointment: Helena portrays the Queen's younger sister, the late Princess Margaret, in the upcoming third series of The Crown

Royal appointment: Helena portrays the Queen’s younger sister, the late Princess Margaret, in the upcoming third series of The Crown

When asked if Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, would like her performance as the Royal in the upcoming third series of The Crown, Helena responded: ‘I asked her via a medium! Oh, she has a great sense of humour.’

Further expanding on the advice given to her from beyond the grave, the actress said: ‘She reminded me to be neat and get my smoking right. It’s true — I’m barking!’

With The Crown returning to Netflix on November 17, anticipation has been building around the release, particularly as all of the principal cast has been changed.

Olivia Colman has taken over the reins from Claire Foy to portray Queen Elizabeth II, while Tobias Menzies steps in as Matt Smith’s replacement as Prince Philip.

Out now: Read Helen's full interview in the latest edition of the Radio Times, out now

Out now: Read Helen's full interview in the latest edition of the Radio Times, out now

Out now: Read Helen’s full interview in the latest edition of the Radio Times, out now

As the show moves forward in time, the cast of seasons one and two have been replenished with new faces alongside screen star Olivia as an older Queen. 

Season three largely reflects the era of Harold Wilson, who served as Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and then from 1974 to 1976, when he resigned for health reasons.

Leading character Olivia will play the steely and constrained monarch as she faces her darkest time on the throne yet as she battles the miners’ strike, national security, sibling rivalry and family conflict ahead of her 1977 Silver Jubilee.

Read Helena Bonham Carter’s full interview in the latest edition of the Radio Times, out now. 

New cast: Olivia Colman has taken over the reins from Claire Foy to portray Queen Elizabeth II, while Tobias Menzies steps in as Matt Smith's replacement as Prince Philip

New cast: Olivia Colman has taken over the reins from Claire Foy to portray Queen Elizabeth II, while Tobias Menzies steps in as Matt Smith's replacement as Prince Philip

New cast: Olivia Colman has taken over the reins from Claire Foy to portray Queen Elizabeth II, while Tobias Menzies steps in as Matt Smith’s replacement as Prince Philip

Co-stars: Josh O'Connor stars as the Prince of Wales, with Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand

Co-stars: Josh O'Connor stars as the Prince of Wales, with Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand

Co-stars: Josh O’Connor stars as the Prince of Wales, with Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand

 

 

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Bosses who force their staff to work overtime without paying them for it are breaking the law

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Bosses who make staff stay late without paying them any overtime have been breaking the law.

Employees must be paid for all hours they dedicate to work, which includes time spent opening or closing a store, under the Fair Work Act.

If a barista is required to be at work at 7.45am to prepare the cafe before it opens at 8am, then they should be paid from the time they arrive, according to the rules. 

If a barista is required to be at work at 7.45am to prepare the cafe before it opens at 8am, then they should be paid from the time they arrive, according to the rules (stock image pictured)

If a barista is required to be at work at 7.45am to prepare the cafe before it opens at 8am, then they should be paid from the time they arrive, according to the rules (stock image pictured)

If a barista is required to be at work at 7.45am to prepare the cafe before it opens at 8am, then they should be paid from the time they arrive, according to the rules (stock image pictured)

Employees must be paid for all hours they dedicate to work, which includes time spent opening or closing a store, under the Fair Work Act (Stock image pictured)

Employees must be paid for all hours they dedicate to work, which includes time spent opening or closing a store, under the Fair Work Act (Stock image pictured)

Employees must be paid for all hours they dedicate to work, which includes time spent opening or closing a store, under the Fair Work Act (Stock image pictured)

‘So if you’ve been finding your pay packet is always a bit light because your boss rounds down your hours to the nearest 15 or 30 minutes or asks you to work ”off the clock”, know this isn’t OK,’ the Fair Work Ombudsman shared on Facebook. 

The organisation has been helping bust myths for young workers as many head out in search of employment for the summer months.

Another major myth that has been prove false is that employees don’t need to be paid for time spent at meetings or training outside their paid work hours.

According to the Fair Work Act, if it is compulsory, then it is work. 

‘Employees are entitled to be paid for the time they are required to spend at any meeting or training,’ the website states.

There are also rules around whether bosses can tell workers they can’t have time off over Christmas and New Year period because it’s ‘too busy’ is an ‘unreasonable’ excuse under the Fair Work Act. 

Most workers in Australia are granted four weeks of annual leave, in addition to their sick or personal leave entitlements (Stock image)

Most workers in Australia are granted four weeks of annual leave, in addition to their sick or personal leave entitlements (Stock image)

Most workers in Australia are granted four weeks of annual leave, in addition to their sick or personal leave entitlements (Stock image)

Most full-time workers in Australia get four weeks annual leave a year, in addition to their sick or personal leave entitlements, while shift workers are entitled to five weeks off.

While the Fair Work Act does not specifically cover annual leave bans, it does ensure that employers can not ‘unreasonably’ refuse the holiday requests of their workers.

ANNUAL LEAVE MYTHS BUSTED: 

– Employers can not deny the annual leave requests of their workers without ‘reason’.

– Simply claiming that is a ‘busy’ time of the year may not be a good enough excuse for denying your leave request. 

– Despite the claims of some employers, there is no minimum or maximum amount of leave that can be taken.

– All full-time and part-time employees are entitled to a minimum 10 paid sick or personal leave days annually.

Whether a request is ‘reasonable’ depends on the individual case and depends on if an employee gives sufficient notice, and the nature of the business. 

Despite many employees complaining of having extended leave knocked back, there is neither a minimum or maximum amount of leave that can be taken at any one time. 

Full-time employees will continue to be paid during their annual leave, except in the instance where they and their employer agree to unpaid leave.

Their time off is paid at the normal hourly wage and they will not be paid overtime.

Annual leave requests must always be made in advance of the leave being taken and in most workplaces require the signature of both the employer and employee.

Different rules apply to different industries, particularly when it comes to how much accrued leave is considered ‘excessive’.

In the construction industry, workers who have more than eight weeks accrued leave can apply for time off which must be approved by their employer.

This also applies to most hospitality workers, however only if they haven’t already got leave pending.  

Retail workers who have accrued more than eight weeks of leave are required to give at least eight weeks notice.

They must also take no less than one-week off at this time.

 

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