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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Amazon couldn’t have hoped for a better response when it created the smart speaker market three years ago with the original Amazon Echo. Now, Amazon has a new version of the Echo for 2017: smaller, and – at $99.99...
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 with everything their new Echo can do. Although she may be most often seen as...
Child sexual abuse royal commission: recommendations and statistics at a glance Key recommendations The royal commission’s final report (pdf) has made 189 new recommendations, including: The federal government should establish a National Office for Child Safety, sitting within the department of...

Ponzi Scheme

What is a 'Ponzi Scheme' A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors. The Ponzi scheme generates returns for older investors by acquiring new investors. This is similar to a pyramid scheme...
The first of the Australian households to take up the offer of “free energy” from German battery storage maker Sonnen, are having their systems installed, leaving them completely free from electricity costs for two years and paving the way...
Digital wallets have been around and in usage for many years, but recently major companies such as Google, Visa, and Mastercard have been bringing them to the forefront of the commerce sector by introducing their own versions of the...
Three strategies to fight the tax avoidance revealed by the Paradise Papers The first strategy is to require the public disclosure of country by country reporting of company tax affairs. Shutterstock Roman Lanis, University of Technology Sydney and Brett Govendir, University of...
It's time for a royal commission into banking regulation Pat McConnell, Macquarie University The handling of recent financial scandals show that regulators are confused about what they do, or should do. And as a result the regulation of the financial system,...

Paradise Papers

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of the chief fundraiser for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the offshore interests of the queen of England...
Prime Minister Turnbull is pushing Tax Breaks for the Big End Of Town Why? The following corporations while generating revenues of almost $5billion dollars have decided that the Australian Taxpayers should subsidise their Management Fees, Directors Salaries and Asset purchases. Almost...