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Australian bosses urged to consider four-day week after Jacinda Ardern floated the idea - SBS News
The four-day working week is not a new idea, but could the disruption caused by coronavirus shutdowns finally make it more attractive to employers?
Australian employers are being urged to consider the benefits of a four-day working week after the idea was floated by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern recently flagged the idea of a four-day work week as one way to help the country's tourism industry rebuild after the coronavirus crisis. Among ideas suggested, Ms Ardern said, was a four-day work week and greater flexibility around leave. Sydney employment lawyer Danny King said the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis could smooth the way towards drastically-different working arrangements. Working through this particular period has given us a lot of perspective. I think more and more flexibility will be offered, Ms King told SBS News. Earlier this month Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed almost 600,000 Australians lost their jobs in April, while Treasury believes Australia's unemployment rate is close to 10 per cent. Emma Dawson, executive director of the Per Capita think-tank, agreed it was absolutely the time to talk about a four-day week. The unemployment rate is on the up and when we get out of the crisis we will see a significant reduction in hours available across the board," she told SBS News The eight-hour day wasnt won without a fight. The four-day week wont be either. Ms Dawson said the concept could have payoffs for both productivity and gender equality. Theres been some evidence from a major company in New Zealand that moving to a four-day week can have great outcomes for productivity and the wellbeing of employees, she said. The really attractive thing is the opportunity it gives for men and women to share the unpaid work that goes on outside of the office. At the moment Australian women do most of that unpaid work. The idea could work by squeezing a typical 38-hour week into just four days, or maintaining the same eight-hour day and cutting staff pay by 20 per cent. Some employers have been reluctant to embrace the idea, with the Australian Industry Group saying it could be damaging for employment and productivity. Ms Dawson said the four-day working week would not suit all businesses and needed to be negotiated between staff and employers rather than mandated by government. There's always a reluctance on the part of employers, she said. What we need is for employers to recognise its for their benefit. You get the same productive output, a significant decline in the use of sick days and improved wellbeing. Finland's leader Sanna Marin drew headlines after discussing the benefits of the four-day working week last year before becoming Prime Minister. "A four-day work week, a six-hour work day, why couldnt that be the next step?" she said at the time. "I think people deserve more time with their families, hobbies, life." Ms King said the hurdles in Australia seemed to be political rather than legal. Subject to there being safety issues about the maximum length of time you can work, I cant see why we cant theoretically shift all of those 38 hours into four days, she said. It could also be a pro-rata reduction, where you would work 20 per cent less. People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your states restrictions on gathering limits. Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. The federal government's coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe is available for download from your phone's app store. SBS is committed to informing Australias diverse communities about the latest COVID-19 developments. News and information is available in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus.
A-League players hit back after being asked to take reported 80 per cent pay cut - The World Game
Brisbane Roar's Jamie Young has expressed his frustrations after A-League players were asked to take an 80 percent pay cut to finish off the A-League season.
Despite Fox Sports paying FFA the remaining $12 million to complete this season's section of the broadcast deal, the players will only receive collectively less than $2 million of the payment, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. Under normal circumstances, each club would receive around $800,000. Roar goalkeeper Young responded on Instagram, with several other A-League players showing their support by liking it, saying it was frustrating from a player's perspective. "Its frustrating from the view of the players reading this article. "This illustrates the difficulties the players have faced during the last 8 weeks. For FFA to make an offer of this amount after holding Fox Football for 3 weeks makes it challenging for all to resume the competition. "Importantly, there needs to be clarity relating to the calculation of $5.7 million which typically goes to players wages, in contrast we are to receive less than $2million. "In summary, more needs to be done by all stakeholders to secure the short-term and longevity of our game. "We owe it to the footballing supporters of Australia to get it right and resume our competition. "As stakeholders of Australian football it is our obligation to secure the short term and safeguard the longevity of our game in this country. This offer does not reflect this notion." FFA are hoping to complete the season before August.
Driver that crashed into Sydney Muslim fashion shop re-arrested - SBS News
A 51-year-old man has been re-arrested by police after his car crashed into a Sydney hijab shop, injuring 14 people.
The driver of a station wagon that crashed into a Sydney hijab shop, injuring 14 people, has been re-arrested by police and is expected to be charged. The 51-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital on Thursday night after the incident and underwent mandatory testing before being taken to Bankstown Police Station. He was interviewed by officers from the crash investigation unit and later released. But following further inquiries "the man was re-arrested by investigators at a home on Wangee Road, Greenacre, about 1pm" on Friday, a police spokesperson said in a statement. He is expected to be charged. Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys earlier on Friday said detectives were pursuing multiple lines of inquiry in relation to the incident. "Crash investigation are going to play a prominent role, not just yesterday, but over the coming days to find out exactly what happened," he told reporters in Sydney. "We're asking anyone with dashcam video or information to come forward." Security footage showed the 51-year-old's station wagon rear-end another car at traffic lights in Greenacre before racing through a busy intersection into Hijab House. The incident happened about 3.10pm on Thursday, days from the end of Ramadan. At least two people inside the shop suffered broken bones. Police said 14 people, including a 13-year-old girl, were treated at the scene. They were taken to different hospitals with a range of injuries, none of them life-threatening. Most of the injured were women aged between 18 and 36. Police on Thursday said the man was known for traffic matters and there was no indication the crash was terror-related.
'This is the end of Hong Kong': China pushes security law after unrest - SBS News
Pro-democracy activists say they fear "the end of Hong Kong", as China's proposed new security law could spell the end of the "One Country, Two Systems" policy.
The announcement late on Thursday was quickly decried by pro-democracy politicians and activists as "the end of Hong Kong", with fears it will stoke unrest and tighten Beijing's grip on the semi-autonomous city. China has made clear it wants new security legislation passed after Hong Kong was rocked by seven months of massive and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests in 2019.The proposal, planned for the first day of the National People's Congress, would strengthen "enforcement mechanisms" in the financial hub, the parliament's spokesman Zhang Yesui said. China's parliament considers it "necessary to improve and uphold the One Country, Two Systems policy," Mr Zhang said, referring to the arrangement that has underpinned the city's liberties and free market economy. Article 23 of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, says the city must enact such laws to prohibit "treason, secession, sedition (and) subversion" against the Chinese government. But the clause has never been implemented due to deeply held public fears it would curtail Hong Kong's cherished civil rights. The city enjoys freedoms unseen on the Chinese mainland that are protected by an agreement made before former colonial power Britain handed the territory back to Beijing in 1997. An attempt to enact Article 23 in 2003 was shelved after half a million people took to the streets in protest. The controversial bill has been put back on the table in recent years in response to the rise of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Mr Zhang did not provide more details about the proposed law. But if it is introduced to the NPC it is likely to be approved, as the body rubber-stamps decisions already made by Communist Party policymakers. US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus warned that imposing such a law on Hong Kong would be "highly destabilising, and would be met with strong condemnation from the United States and the international community". President Donald Trump earlier on Thursday also promised a response when told of the move on Hong Kong. "I don't know what it is, because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we'll address that issue very strongly," Mr Trump said. 'Zero respect' Hong Kong's largest pro-Beijing political party DAB was quick to voice its support for the "responsible move". But pro-democracy politicians were furious. "This is the end of Hong Kong, this is the end of One Country, Two Systems, make no mistake about it," Civic Party politician Dennis Kwok told reporters. Politician Tanya Chan said Beijing had "shown zero respect for Hong Kong people" by attempting to enact the law without consultation. "Many Hong Kongers must be as angry as us now, but we must remember not to give up," she added. Chris Patten, Hong Kong's final British governor before the 1997 handover, said the proposal signalled a "comprehensive assault on the city's autonomy" and would be "hugely damaging". Hong Kong has its own lawmaking body, the Legislative Council, or Legco. But at least two Hong Kong deputies to the NPC have said they would propose the idea of introducing the law without going through city's legislature, using a mechanism provided for under the Basic Law. "It indicates two possible things," said Adam Ni, director of the Canberra-based China Policy Centre. "First, Beijing does not believe that security law can make it through HK's Legco, at least not without a major political storm, and second, protests and dissent has made the legislation of this law more urgent." Maya Wang, senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch, also described the "alarming" move as "the end of Hong Kong". "#HongKong has been the safe harbour for dissent; it's the light, the conscience, the voice that speaks truth to an increasingly powerful China," she tweeted. Watching the fate of Hong Kong people being decided in Beijing tonight was like watching the Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing in 1989--that same feeling of powerlessness, the sadness, about the rights of people being trampled upon. Maya Wang (@wang_maya) May 21, 2020 The US Congress late last year angered China by passing a law that would strip Hong Kong's preferential trading status if it is no longer considered autonomous from the mainland. The State Department warned on Thursday that China's actions could impact its decision on that status. US senators on Thursday also introduced legislation to impose sanctions on any entity involved in curbing Hong Kong's autonomy. That could include police cracking down on demonstrators and Chinese officials involved in Hong Kong policy - as well as banks that conduct transactions with anyone involved in curbing the territory's freedoms. Senator Pat Toomey, who spearheaded the legislation, described Hong Kong as "the canary in the coal mine for Asia". "Beijing's growing interference could have a chilling effect on other nations struggling for freedom in China's shadow," he said.
China rebuffs Donald Trump's accusation of coronavirus 'mass worldwide killing' - SBS News
China has defended its handling of the coronavirus pandemic following another attack from United States President Donald Trump.
China offered a low-key rebuttal to United States President Donald Trump's accusation of mass killing on Thursday, with a foreign ministry official insisting the country did its best to protect lives during the pandemic. Tensions between the US and China have been on the rise as the deadly coronavirus, which first surfaced in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ravaged the global economy. Mr Trump has since made attacking Beijing a centrepiece of his November re-election bid, alleging it covered up the initial outbreak of the virus - a claim that China forcefully denies. Beijing's latest response came a day after Mr Trump blamed China for "mass Worldwide killing" in a tweet, which also referred to an unidentified "wacko". Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people. Please explain to this dope that it was the incompetence of China, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020 Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular press briefing: "We have persisted in speaking the truth, presenting the truth and speaking with reason, doing our utmost to protect the lives and health of the people." Mr Zhao reiterated China's stance that it has "always had an open, transparent and responsible attitude" as it battled the pandemic. He added the country has been doing its best to promote international cooperation against the pathogen. China has come under fire for its initial response over the outbreak, which has since claimed over 325,000 lives around the globe. As the virus continued its worldwide march, governments including the US and Australia called for an investigation into its origins, with US leaders pushing a theory that the pathogen had leaked from a Chinese maximum-security laboratory. China has since said it supports a "comprehensive evaluation" of the global response to the pandemic after it has been brought under control. Mr Zhao, however, said earlier in the week that the draft motion currently under discussion at the World Health Assembly is "completely different from the so-called 'independent international inquiry' into the pandemic previously mentioned by Australia". People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your states restrictions on gathering limits. Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. The federal government's coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe is available for download from your phone's app store. SBS is committed to informing Australias diverse communities about the latest COVID-19 developments. News and information is available in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
‘The community is shaken’: Ten people hospitalised after car crashes into Sydney Muslim fashion shop - SBS News
NSW Police say there is no indication an incident that saw a car crash into a Muslim clothing shop in western Sydney, injuring ten people, is terror-related.
A man has been arrested and 10 people are in hospital after a station wagon ploughed through the front of a Muslim fashion shop in western Sydney. Vision of the incident, posted on social media, shows the car running through an intersection before crashing into Hijab House at the intersection of Waterloo Road and Boronia Road in Greenacre. NSW Police said at this stage there is no indication the crash is terror-related. "This is obviously quite chaotic, with 10 people injured and a couple of people seriously injured," deputy commissioner Peter Thurtell told reporters on Thursday evening. "At this stage we will do some analysis on what caused it. I am grateful that no-one was killed. Very grateful." Paramedics treated eight women and four men for injuries at the scene, with 10 people then taken to hospital. "Paramedics were met with a very chaotic scene. There was a large crowd of bystanders who were quite distressed by what occurred today," NSW Ambulance Inspector Caitlyn Murphy said. "None of the patients were trapped but some had injuries that required them to be carried out." The injuries are not life-threatening. Hijab House said it was lucky nobody was killed in the crash. "The community is shaken and (Hijab House) management is working to make sense of this tragedy," read a statement posted on Facebook. "The important thing is everyone is still alive." The footage shows the station wagon revving its engine before appearing to lose control as it drives through the intersection. The car had crashed into a vehicle at the traffic lights before crashing into the shop, NSW Police said. The driver was a 51-year-old male who is known for traffic matters, NSW Police said. Police said they were investigating whether the man had suffered a medical episode before the crash. The driver, who was not injured in the crash, has been arrested but hasn't been charged. NSW Ambulance said most of those injured were women aged between 18 and 30. Some of the women have leg injuries, NSW Ambulance said.
'We've had enough' – Why Australian football needs to change - The World Game
In just four days, it will be two months since Football Federation Australia announced that the A-League season was being suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In that time, a considerable amount of angst over the future of Australian football has erupted and sparked intense debate, but all of it has been punctuated by an insatiable appetite for much-needed reform. From things like youth development to registration fees, the controversial role of member federations, a national second division, the governance model, expansion, the games financial viability and the future of womens football. All of this has been discussed robustly with a clear theme emerging - Australian football needs to change. Throughout it all, we are still left wondering when, and if, the A-League will resume - and with states scrambling desperately to return to play, the professional game and its constituents continue to suffer through this painstaking period of indecision, perpetuated by the governing body and clubs. With just a few rounds of the competition left to play, the lockdown restrictions easing across the country, both the NRL and AFL developing clear strategies and some European leagues already resuming, you could be forgiven for asking: What the hell is taking so long? When I spoke to a source closely connected to the discussions between the stakeholders, they revealed that there was a lack of leadership and that at least two or three clubs dont want the competition to resume. Its a claim that FFA chief executive officer James Johnson denied when Craig Foster and I interviewed him and Socceroos coach Graham Arnold this week, simply saying all the clubs are on board to restart the competition, its just a matter of when. I dont think thats too far away, I think in the next one to two weeks, were going to be in a position where we have a fully aligned position between FFA and the clubs on what the specific date would be to restart the league," Johnson said. It was the first time we had spoken to Johnson since he commenced the role in January, and to say that its been a baptism by fire would be putting it mildly. Johnson has unenviably inherited a game that has been fractured from the professional tier right through to the grassroots for some time now, and has been plunged into an economic crisis due to the global pandemic. However, the silver lining amidst the chaos is that weve been presented with an opportunity to recalibrate Australian football but the biggest question of all is: Will the moment be seized or are we forever doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? The chasm between where we are as a sport and where we would like to be has grown at a catastrophic rate over a number of years and been underpinned by a glaring failure to learn from our predecessors. Every decaying ideal and lofty ambition that has been sold to us by the snake oil traders, who have populated the FFAs offices at various junctures in our history, has further stunted our ability to reach our full potential. As Branko Culina aptly put it when I spoke to him recently: Football has survived in spite of everything that we continue to do to it. But when you consider that our game boasts the highest number of participants at the grassroots level, surviving is simply not good enough - we want to be thriving. Make no mistake, we have made enormous strides since the demise of the National Soccer League in 2004, but for every positive inroad, there have been a series of gargantuan missteps that have ultimately led to failed expansion franchises, disengaged fans, a justifiably frustrated broadcaster and a football infrastructure that isnt aligned and operates fiscally on a bottom-up approach. The most alarming thing is - these very conversations have been had for over 30 years and Graham Arnold reflected these sentiments when he said we all loved Johnny Warren. Unfortunately he died in 2003, but were still sitting here probably talking the same talk that he would be, if he was here today. For decades, the game has played second-fiddle to those with self-interests and answered to the governing body, but now its time for the governing body to start answering to the game. Weve heard enough broken promises, read endless media releases about committees being formed with no outcomes, witnessed millions of dollars misspent and watched people come and go through the halls that have barely left a mark. Put simply, weve had enough. As Frank Farina said - if we dont change now, the future of Australian football is bleak, and although we dont know the next six months may look like, one things for sure - the status quo cannot continue. At the conclusion of our wide-ranging discussion with Johnson and Arnold, I asked James what he hoped to bring to the role of FFA CEO, with good reason. I wanted to know firstly, what we could expect and secondly, if its what we would one day remember him for. He listed off three things which involved bringing people along for a ride, being a local but global organisation and bringing football back into the core of the organisation which was incredibly pleasing to hear when he explained them in full detail. Its also important to consider though, that when David Gallop was unveiled as FFA CEO in 2012, he said that one of his ambitions was to make football the number one sport in the country, which at the time was admirable but hindsight proved that the governance structure he was deployed in, and the people he was surrounded by, was never designed to support that. Speaking to former FFA board member, and Socceroo, Jack Reilly last month, he revealed that Gallop came into the role seeking knowledge about the organisation and the state it was in, both culturally and operationally, but with time - his good intentions were drowned out by an autocratic and self-motivated leader. Effectively, it hasnt mattered who assumes the position - the organisation and the games politically-charged modus operandi has been such that it will never provide the CEO with the opportunity to affect great change and when eventual failure strikes, they will become the scapegoat and their tenure shrouded in disappointment. I hope this wont be the case for Johnson, whose success will be determined with time. But right now, its incumbent on all of us - within the football fraternity - to not shy away from constructive debates when it concerns the future of football. And finally, to those who have been granted a position of power within the game - youhave been entrusted as a custodian during a defining moment for our sport: choose wisely, work for the greater good of the game, raise your voice if you are witnessing inaction and injustices or you too could be tarred with a disappointing brush.
European clubs hate when we play for Socceroos, reveals Leckie - The World Game
Unfairly targeted Australian players are paying the price in Europe for their commitment to the Socceroos, winger Mathew Leckie believes.
The 63-cap veteran is currently on the outer at Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin and admits he'll be on the hunt for a new club at the end of the season. Leckie says his situation is nothing new for an Australian plying their trade professionally in Europe, where national team call-ups often carry a big price. "Most clubs, they hate when we have to travel for qualifiers or any games because the travelling is so far," Leckie told the Fox Football Podcast. "Most of the times we're one of the last back and definitely ... sometimes you feel like you come back and people aren't happy with you because you went away. "I don't understand what they expect." Leckie cited Australian teammate Brandon Borrello's experience as another example of how international duties can undermine a player's status at a European club. "He was playing for Freiburg and he went over to a camp in Australia and then he wasn't even on the bench," he said. "It's definitely happened to me a few times. "We played the first game of the season against Bayern Munich here and we drew one-all and then we had a camp for the national team and I think for the next game I didn't even sit on the bench because I came back on the Thursday. "It is tough sometimes but, like I said, playing for Australia, I enjoy it more than anything - any club football I've ever played so I'd never stay at the club because the club wants me to."
This family's flight from Pakistan was delayed two hours, now their lives in Australia are ‘on hold’ - SBS News
Labor and the Greens are urging the government to allow temporary residents with family, homes, and jobs in Australia to be granted permission to enter the country from overseas.
Two and a half hours was the difference between Urooj Usman being able to return to her home in Australia and a life in indefinite limbo. The mother-of-two has lived with her husband, Danish Ghori, in Pakenham, Victoria, on a skilled regional visa for almost four years. They rent a house there and Mr Ghori works in telecommunications. On 26 February, she flew to Pakistan with her two young children - Zara, one, and Muhadded, two - to visit her father who had recently been diagnosed with severe cancer. Her husband stayed behind in Australia, where he remains. When Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would be shutting its borders to everyone but citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family, she rushed to get on the first available flight home. But when the first leg of her journey was delayed by two and a half hours, she missed her connecting flight. There was now no way for her to get to Australia before 9pm on 20 March - the moment the borders closed, with no clear timeline for their reopening. It was a matter of two hours and it completely shattered my whole future, she said, from Hyderabad, Pakistan, where she is stranded with her children. My daughter, the first thing she says when she wakes up is baba, baba calling her father. My son starts crying when he sees his father on the phone. And for me, my husband is everything. Ms Usman is one of the hundreds of Australian temporary visa holders, including skilled workers, international students, and working holiday-makers stranded overseas after the government banned international travel to stem the spread of COVID-19. But as the economy slowly begins to reopen, calls for the government to allow travel exemptions for those with lives in Australia have grown. Greens Senator Nick McKim has written to Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge urging him to allow temporary visa holders to be permitted to return to Australia "under the same conditions required of a permanent resident or citizen". "Many of these people hold subclass 457,482, or 489 skilled visas, and have worked hard and payed taxes in Australia for many years," Senator McKim wrote. He said others were on bridging visas and were unable to renew them overseas, raising the prospect that they would never be allowed to ever return. The federal government has flagged that travel bans will remain in place for at least another three or four months. While the government will consider an exemption to allow international students to return to Australia earlier, the government has no plans to give similar consideration to the broader range of temporary visa holders. Questioned on the issue last week, Mr Tudge said his focus was on keeping those borders strong, despite a petition with 11,700 signatures of people calling for temporary visa holders to be allowed back being tabled in parliament. In his letter, Senator McKim also called for the release of criteria being used to assess travel exemption applications on "compassionate" grounds. "As a bare minimum, an application for a travel ban exemption should be considered to have compelling or compassionate grounds if the temporary visa holder has a home, job, or spouse/children to return to in Australia," he wrote. Labors spokesperson for home affairs, Kristina Kennally, also called for the government to show compassion and allow temporary visa holders who live in Australia, can meet quarantine requirements and can support themselves, to be granted exemptions to travel back. As of Monday, the Australian Border Force had assessed 7,691 applications for travel to Australia, including those transitting through the country. Earlier this month, Australian Border Force Commissioner Michael Outram told a Senate committee that 996 applications for travel on compassionate grounds had been assessed and 801 approved. Despite this many temporary visa holders say they have had their applications for exemption rejected, including Ms Usman and her children. Gonzalo Zabaleta, an Australian resident of seven years, also said he was shocked to see his application for a travel exemption rejected two times after providing documentation from his employer and landlord demonstrating his ongoing life in the country. Mr Zabaleta, who has a valid Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa, had travelled back to Colombia with his wife, Luillya Carrero, to see family for the first time since moving to Australia when the borders closed. The couple, whose bosses expect them to return to their full-time jobs in Sydney, now fear their dream of obtaining permanent residency has been lost. We never expected them to close all the borders, from this day, life changed. We are desperate to come back home, to our jobs, we still have bills, we left everything there, he said. But more than that, its our future. The couples visa is scheduled to expire on 9 June and Mr Zabaleta said he has no idea what will happen next. People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your states restrictions on gathering limits. Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia.If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. The federal government's coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe is available for download from your phone's app store. SBS is committed to informing Australias diverse communities about the latest COVID-19 developments. News and information is available in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus.
Son of a gun Shae on Joeys radar as Cahill name looms large again - SBS - The World Game
There will only ever be one Tim Cahill - but the famous family name might be plastered again on the back of a national team shirt, with son Shae winning admirers on his own evolving football journey.
The 15-year-old midfielder is being tracked by Joeys coach Trevor Morgan as he retraces the path to fame of Australias all-time top scorer at Everton, the club for whom Cahill senior scored 56 goals in 226 games during an eight-year stay. Morgan watched the youngster on three occasions in the flesh earlier this year during a scouting mission to England, and liked what he saw at the Toffees academy, where Shae is honing his craft. Its a long and treacherous road for kid Cahill - whose older brother Kyah is at League Two Macclesfield Town. But with Morgan looking at a wide sweep of talent ahead of next years FIFA U-17 World Cup, Shae is firmly on his watch list. The coach saw Shae come off the bench on a freezing February day in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in a cup clash, with father Tim also watching on from the sidelines. The Socceroos great has a part-time coaching role at Goodison Park, offering advice and encouragement to his progeny along the way whilst not specifically working with his age group. Morgan assessed Shae on two subsequent occasions during his trip, explaining: Hes a player of interest and one to monitor. I saw some things I liked and were interested in what hes doing. Hes at a very good club and in an excellent environment, playing with a group that for me includes three or four potential England internationals. Hes a late developer and you dont want to put him under any pressure. Impressed by Shaes temperament, as much as the innate ability residing within his genes, Morgan added: Hes a good boy, a lovely boy. He understands the game and has a good first touch. There are other boys who are physically more developed - and Tim knows that. At the moment hes one to keep a close eye on. Everton certainly see something in him that they want to give him time to grow. Shae was born in April 2005 during his dads debut season on Merseyside, and just 12 months on from his Socceroos debut after a long battle with FIFA battle over his eligibility. Morgan sees a disparity in terms of the playing styles of father and son. Tim would agree hes not the same type of player, he said. In Tims view he has better ball control than he had at the same age (prior to his arrival at Millwall). Hes maybe a bit cleverer between the lines than Tim was but Tim was box-to-box and combative. He has a good weight on his passing and nice one touch options. He bases his game on being simple and with nice technique because at the moment he may not have the power to go one-on-one too often. Some of these U-15s at that level have pretty similar physiques to U-17s. Cahill senior is following his own post-playing path into the coaching realm, having completed his UEFA A license. A pro license is the next step for the 40-year-old. Hes getting very serious about his coaching, added Morgan. Hes got so much to give back and a fantastic profile around the world. Hes a top pro whos respected everywhere. If you take those assets into a coaching career youve got a great head start. Hes been very strategic in what hes doing with his licenses and has put his kid in a great position with his choice of club. It comes with that bit of pressure of being Tim Cahills son but theyre managing that.