Tag: Australian

Ideology triumphs over evidence: Morrison government drops the ball on banking reform

Political pressure forced the federal government in 2017 – when Scott Morrison was treasurer – to call the royal commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services sector. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne delivered 76 recommendations to reform the industry…
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The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…

The First Blue Pigment Discovered in 200 Years Is Finally Commercially Available. Here’s Why It Already Has a Loyal Following

YInMn Blue, the brilliant pigment discovered in 2009 at an Oregon State University lab, is finally making its way to artists’ studios. The pigment—which is the first new blue discovered in 200 years—was finally approved by the EPA for use in artists’…

WhatsApp Forces Users to Share Data with Facebook

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s Grant Denyer Reveals ‘Things Come Crashing Down’ This Week

Roughing it out in the ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle will get the better of you at times. Just ask Grant Denyer.  The 43-year-old ‘Dancing With The Stars’ host shared a candid admission with his Instagram…

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s Paulini Curuenavuli Recalls ‘Breaking Down’ After Racism

After recently opening up on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ about the racism she faced as a child, Paulini Curuenavuli has said the experiences had her thinking she was “not good enough” in adulthood.  The 38-year-old Fijian…

What’s at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?

With the relationship between China and Australia souring in the past six months, New Zealand’s response will need to be nuanced and careful, but also principled. First and foremost, we must ensure the dispute between two of our main trading…

Newly declassified report lays out U.S. strategy in Asia

The Trump administration has declassified a report which lays out its Indo-Pacific strategy, including “accelerating India’s rise,” blocking China from establishing “illiberal spheres of influence,” and maintaining “U.S. strategic primacy” in the region, according to a copy viewed by Axios.…

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Australia: Who Is Alli Simpson

On Tuesday afternoon Alli Simpson confirmed she’s the newest star to enter the ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle, teasing viewers they will watch her “fall apart on national tele & get to know me reaaaaal well”. …
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What Clive Palmer must now ask himself: would China’s ‘bastards’ buy a mine from him?

Colourful mining magnate Clive Palmer’s political ambitions appear to be in tatters. But what of his multibillion-dollar legal ambitions? On Sunday he announced his United Australia Party will not contest Western Australia’s state election in March – a logical decision…

Battlegrounds: highly skilled Black African professionals on racial microaggressions at work

Highly skilled Black African professionals report experiences of racial microaggressions at work are common and are expressed in a variety of ways. My recent study published in the British Journal of Social Work has found workplaces can be “battlegrounds for…

Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy

In cities around the world, temperatures could rise by more than 4℃ by 2100 under a high-emissions climate change scenario, suggests research published this week in Nature Climate Change. It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement, released…

Ethical minefields: the dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar’s military

Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and democratic reforms allowing National League Democracy to…