Workplace hazards

Wall St securities trader Stephen Chang, a married man in his early 30s, is seeking damages from the Hot Lap Dance Club near Madison Square Garden, after a stripper allegedly hit his face with her high heel while she was performing a lap dance for him. The club retorts that Chang did not seek first…

Bob Carr: genius

Former NSW premier Bob Carr was often criticised for being too cosy with business. Especially with the development of large infrastructure projects such as the Sydney Airport railway line, Cross-City Tunnel and Lane Cove Tunnel, many believe Carr ignored the interests of citizens to get better deals for his mates in construction and investment banking….

Slightly faster broadband

Minister for Broadband Stephen Conroy yesterday delivered the exciting news that the government’s planned $4.7 billion broadband network would deliver speeds “up to 100 times faster than what is currently available”. Sounds great! It will achieve this by running fibre-optic connections to the telecommunications pillar mushrooms on street corners then using VDSL (very fast digital…