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Banking Royal Commission's damning report: 'Things are so bad that new laws might not help' Peter Martin, The Conversation Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has identified “greed” as the key reason banks and other financial institutions repeatedly broke the law, along with...
Fairfax has a charter of editorial independence, which all owners since 1990 have signed up to. Will Nine sign up to it? Will the charter have any meaning when the newspapers are owned by a company whose chairman, Peter...
Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls Michael Cowling, CQUniversity Australia and James Birt Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off this week. While...
Coke has promised 'less sugar', but less is still too much Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems. from www.shutterstock.com Rosemary Stanton, UNSW At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had...
American executives are betting that the president is good for business. Not in the long run MOST American elites believe that the Trump presidency is hurting their country. Foreign-policy mandarins are terrified that security alliances are being wrecked. Fiscal experts...
Katharine Schwab is an associate editor at Co.Design based in New York who covers technology, design, and culture. Your complete guide to the new law, courtesy of designers, agencies, and privacy experts. Many designers don’t work with data directly. So why...
What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands? The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use. Shutterstock.com Emma Kathryn White, University of Melbourne and Rebecca Louise Nelson, University of...
Building automation generally has been the automatic centralised control of a building’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting systems. While this offers improved convenience and comfort, reduced O&M costs, and decreased energy consumption, it is a limited approach. As solar...
Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going to change any time soon. Cindy Zhi, CC BY-ND Richard Holden, UNSW This year’s budget may not have had a whole lot of surprises, but it was...
Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Turnbull government has produced a budget that it hopes it can sell as appealing for voters while appearing fiscally responsible. Its income tax cuts target lower and middle earners in the early stages, delivering a...