Category: Business

‘Ridiculous’: Dick Smith calls for franking credit reform after revealing $500k rebate

Millionaire businessman Dick Smith has slammed Australia's franking credits system after revealing he received $500,000 of the controversial rebates in a single year.On Wednesday, Mr Smith shared with SBS News a series of 2017 correspondences he had with the Australian Tax...

/ July 17, 2019

May describes Trump’s congresswomen tweets as ‘completely unacceptable’

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called US President Donald Trump's tweets telling progressive Democrat congresswomen to "go back" where they came from "completely unacceptable"."Her view is that the language which was used to refer to the women...

/ July 15, 2019

Police sought fingerprints of ABC reporters behind special forces investigation

Federal police wanted to fingerprint two ABC journalists involved in a series of stories about Australia's special forces allegedly carrying out unlawful killings in Afghanistan.A letter from the Australian Federal Police to journalists Dan Oakes and Sam Clark was emailed...

/ July 15, 2019

Migrants don’t actually threaten Australian workers’ jobs: Report

Temporary skilled migrants have not displaced Australian workers despite fears immigrants threaten the local job market, new analysis by an independent economic organisation has revealed.Research by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has also shown immigration has not...

/ July 14, 2019

Licked and loaded: how much are clubs pushing free grog on pokies players?

Allegations that pubs and clubs in NSW fuel poker machine gambling with free alcohol will not go away. How much free alcohol is flowing in the gaming rooms of NSW? The financial accounts of three large clubs in NSW suggest...

/ July 12, 2019

Top 10 reasons to attend SFI’s annual conference: Forests of Opportunity

Every year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative community comes together to exchange ideas, shareinnovations, and inspire those who have a vision of a world that values and benefits from sustainablymanaged forests.Join us to learn how forests are relevant for responsible purchasing,...

/ July 11, 2019

Muslim migrants say they can’t get jobs in Australia despite good English language skills

Yousuf Karimi migrated to Australia from Afghanistan in 2007 when he was 17.His first priority was to improve his English language skills and fulfil his dream of being the first person in his family to go to university."I worked very...

/ July 11, 2019

Foreign Minister mocked for attending press freedom conference after ABC raids

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has defended her attendance at an international conference on media freedom, in the wake of federal police raids on journalists in Australia, saying she's in a "no-win" situation.The foreign minister was at the Global Conference for...

/ July 10, 2019

ClubsNSW: silent on toxic pokies culture

The thuggish ClubsNSW, poker machine promoter extraordinaire and champion of NSW clubs’ billion dollar pokies income, is given to whining about media coverage of the predatory clubs pokies culture. Yet this publication is yet to hear “boo”. Despite a retinue...

/ July 10, 2019

The World Cup Was a Prime Target for Amazon Counterfeiters

The US women’s national soccer team is extremely good at two things: scoring goals and selling merchandise. Even before it won a second consecutive World Cup championship Sunday, the players’ home jersey, which is designed by Nike, became the top-selling...

/ July 9, 2019

Pokie Profits Investigation: clubs put executive pay, the state and empire building before community service

Huge gaming profits versus a minuscule return to the community. Vaulting pay for their executives and billions for the NSW Government. These are the findings of the most in-depth investigation into top NSW club finances to date. They pay no...

/ July 6, 2019

Calls for hand sanitisers to fight flu as vaccinations urged for aged care visitors

New South Wales Labor is calling on the government of Gladys Berejiklian to increase measures to limit the spread of influenza.Acting NSW Shadow Health Minister Walt Secord wants the government to adopt a 'North American-style program calling on the Berejiklian...

/ July 6, 2019

Planting trees could be a “mind-blowing” solution to climate change

It's an all-natural TreeHugger-approved carbon capture and storage plan.After recently publishing the most negative "OMG we're stuffed" post about climate change ever, it is a pleasure to write that we really can cure this, with carbon capture and storage –...

/ July 5, 2019

‘Mirror Worlds’ Creator Wants to Displace Facebook—With Blockchain

David Gelernter’s giant macaw, Ike, has taken a tumble. One moment he was there, offering agreeable squawks as Gelernter spoke, and then, in a flash of lightning, he wasn’t. Ike is fine, the 64-year-old Yale computer scientist assures me, simply...

/ July 4, 2019

Conservationists warn of extinction risk as Japan catches first whale after hunting ban lifted

It was a catch three decades in the making, and when the Japanese whalers brought ashore one of their first minkes after the resumption of commercial hunting, the moment was marked with a ceremony.The 8.3m whale arrived on Monday in...

/ July 2, 2019

The One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – July 2019 List

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of pre-eminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing the fifth monthly “10...

/ July 1, 2019

Scott Morrison scores G20 victory in drive against online terror content

The world's leaders have pushed social media giants to root out terrorism and violent extremist content to protect everyone using the internet.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison earned a significant victory at the G20 summit by convincing all leaders of the...

/ June 29, 2019

New Folau fund tops $500k within hours, including $100k from Australian Christian Lobby

A fresh fundraising effort for Israel Folau has already amassed nearly $500,000 in donations, just hours after it was launched by the Australian Christian Lobby.The organisation relaunched a campaign for the former Wallabies star on their website after Folau's successful...

/ June 25, 2019

How did the ‘clever country’ end up with a $90 billion botched NBN?

The Coalition’s botched NBN is not just a costly technological failure, but a policy debacle that has cost Australia’s taxpayers billions of dollars, as well as contributing to the severe devaluation of a whole industry. Kim Wingerei reports. ON WEDNESDAY,...

/ June 24, 2019

Israel Folau’s GoFundMe page shut down amid outrage

Israel Folau's online campaign to raise money for his legal fight against Rugby Australia has been shut down.GoFundMe Australia has taken down Folau's page - which had raised more than $750,000 of a $3 million target - and will issue...

/ June 24, 2019