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The problem with reinforced concrete

Guy Keulemans, UNSW Australia By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is...

5 ways to get the best out of Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa turned out to be the holiday guest in millions of homes this year, and that means plenty of people getting to grips...

A modern tragedy: Nine-Fairfax merger a disaster for quality media

Fairfax has a charter of editorial independence, which all owners since 1990 have signed up to. Will Nine sign up to it? Will the...

ABS slammed for breach of trust over ‘intrusive’ 2016 Census data matching plan

by Jacob Greber AFR Australia's former top statistician and a leading privacy group have slammed the Australian Bureau of Statistics for quietly reinstating a plan defeated a...

After damning the Commonwealth Bank’s management, regulators want the bank to fix itself

Helen Bird, Swinburne University of Technology A report on the Commonwealth Bank’s governance, culture and accountability has stripped away the bank’s delusion that it is...

After previous failures, doubts linger over the ability of APRA and ASIC to lift their game

Doubts have been raised whether the nation’s two peak financial regulators will be able to sharply lift their efforts after the banking royal commission...

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