So you reckon no-one at CareerOne knew about the security breach? Not what I hear. More rumour in the industry has it that employees knew the customer relations management database had been made public and were registering client info on it to see how long it’d take to get posted online… 

I’m a theatre nurse at Royal Melbourne, and we’ve found ourselves in a strange situation; we currently have NO waiting list for cardiac elective surgery! That’s unusual, but good. What makes the situation strange is that the cardiac surgeons are scratching around trying to find anyone vaguely suitable to operate on. Had a case recently where a 90+ year old patient presented with a hip problem and got an op on his heart…

Latent racism, a lack of thought or just the desire for an easy front page pic? Do you ever wonder why the “21 millionth Australian” – or 20th million, or whatever – is always a baby? Check out the facts. From The Age: “just over half that growth is coming from migration, which last year was the highest in almost 20 years, and is set to climb higher as employers hunt for skilled workers.” But what are the odds that, when 22 million rolls around, the news outlets will be hanging around immigration at the airport, waiting for that brown-faced, adult 22 millionth Australian? Long odds, you reckon?

Burke’s so-called revival is dead. Nine execs are bemused that the rumours got so far. It was never going to happen.

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