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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24 2018 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA REBECCA GREDLEY Prime Minister Scott Morrison AUSTRALIAN filmmaker James Ricketson was expected to arrive in Australia late yesterday after being pardoned by Cambodias king. Ricketson, 69, was sentenced to jail for six years on August 31 for espionage in a trial that was widely criticised by human rights activists and politicians in Australia. He had denied the charges but dropped his appeal to seek a royal pardon, which was granted on Friday evening by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni. The filmmaker had also been accused of endangering Cambodian national security after flying a drone over a political rally organised by the now banned Cambodian National Rescue Party. The Ricketson family yesterday expressed their grati PRIME Minister Scott Morrison says he fears that workplace conflict will arise if companies have to publicly disclose how much they pay women compared to men. The Opposition yesterday announced an election commitment to make Australian companies with more than 1000 employees disclose their gender pay gaps. Mr Morrison says its important to reduce the 14.5 per cent gender pay gap, but thinks Labors policy will pit workers against each other. I want policies that bring Australians together. I dont want to create tensions and anger and anxiety in the workplace, he told reporters in Sydney yesterday. Youd want to be confident that you werent just going to be setting up conflict in the Kids pocket cash easily MOST Australians kids are getting handed pocket money without having to do a scrap of work, new research has shown. About 56 per cent dont lift a finger yet they still get handed money, exclusive new results in a News Corp survey of more than 1200 parents has found. And about 30 per cent of children are under the illusion money comes from somewhere other than hard work including parents, the bank or even the supermarket. But the Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape, believes the secret to success when teaching kids about money is making sure they handle physical cash. The rise in tap and go at the checkout has made it tougher for kids to understand; his method of using jam jars to save their money, then later graduating to accounts, makes it real. Its more important now with money becoming invisible so for me using jam jars makes sense, Pape said. They want to see the money and have a direct link between work and the money piling up. Pape is today releasing his next book, The Barefoot Inves tor for Families: The Only Kids Money Guide Youll Ever Need and is hoping it will arm parents and grandparents with the necessary skills to make kids money smart. He said his simplistic threejam-jar policy including a spend, smile and give jar will help put Aussies kids in good financial stead. A lot of parents are sporadic with their pocket money, in my view kids need to do jobs and if they dont do the jobs they dont get paid, Pape said. Its really easy to do, it doesnt matter how much you pay them, for some families it could be a dollar per age per week, so $6 per week for a sixyear-old. The survey also showed 82 per cent of parents believe kids should be taught about money at school and in the home, but about half are not happy with the financial education kids are getting at school. Georgie Gonczi said her two sons, Monty, 7 and Louis, 4, must do jobs around the home to earn cash. We only give them pocket money when they do jobs and the most they can get is $5 for washing the car inside and out, she said. We also encourage them to save some of their money and leave some in their piggy bank. The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape, has a new book out aimed at helping parents teach kids about money Picture: IAN CURRIE EXCLUSIVE SOPHIE ELSWORTH PM fears gender war over pay workplace, what matters is narrowing the pay gap. The gender pay gap had reduced from 17.2 per cent to 14.5 per cent under the Liberal Government and was trending downwards, he added. Labor says the gender pay gap is stubbornly high and women working full time still get paid almost 15 per cent less than men working full time. Its even higher for women in some managerial positions or in some industries, deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek said. We think its just not fair that a full-time working woman earns about $27,000 a year less than a full-time working man. Freed Ricketson returns home tude to supporters and friends who helped his release. Right now our primary focus is on Jamess welfare 16 months in prison will have taken a huge toll on him physically and emotionally, and we want him to be able to rest and recuperate, they said in a statement yesterday. James still deeply loves Cambodia and its people and remains committed to helping however he can. Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said the pardon meant the end of a distressing time for the filmmaker and his family and thanked Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn. AAP James Ricketson ABORIGINAL RANGER GRANTS PROGRAM The Northern Territory Government is pleased to announce the 2018 Aboriginal Ranger Grants program is now open. Aboriginal Rangers groups can now apply for funding under the Capital Grants Fund and Land Management and Conservation Fund. The grant will give rangers the tools and resources they need when working on country and help them protect country and culture. APPLICATIONS OPEN 24 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.DENR.NT.GOV.AU/ABORIGINALRANGERGRANTS APPLICATIONS NOW OPE N
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