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The Aussie links on Tesla board’s who could tame Elon Musk

Loading The board’s passivity after Musk’s latest tweet storm – following its earlier support after the explosive tweet in August that got him in trouble with the SEC – has heightened the scrutiny of its members’ time spent and ability to supervise him. Who is independent on the board? According …

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Five myths about water saving in the garden

While young natives usually take less water than say, a fully gown rose, and certainly give you more blooms for less water, a 20-year old rose or camellia will probably survive better than a 20-year old banksia, which will be geriatric. (NB. Some of my best friends are native plants …

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How to keep your kids safe online these school holidays

Another big draw for children and young adults over the holidays has been the launch of season six of Fortnite, the popular battle-royale game. The new season brings new challenges, outfits (or “skins”) for characters, areas to explore and the keenly awaited pets. Fortnite is an online multiplayer game, so …

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Got a political problem? Commission a report

He is on there so often talking about his tenderness for coal, and climate opinions – all of which are well-marinated in Proper Science, he insists – that he could take over as weather boy. No one could possibly read a diagnostic chart better than the man who declared, as …

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Productivity Commission to examine mental health spending in wake of suicide crisis

Australia’s suicide rate spiked last year to 3128 deaths – 262 more than in 2016. It was the equal-highest rate seen in the past 10 years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Men accounted for three-quarters of deaths by intentional self-harm. Lifeline chairman John Brogden called it “an outrage” …

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US rates, franking changes mean uncertainty for Australian investors

Predicting future trends in share markets is always difficult, but at present rising US interest rates and proposals to change the imputation credit system are increasing uncertainty for Australian investors. Even though Australian short-term interest rates are unlikely to follow US rates upward, our share market is strongly influenced by …

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Tech’s challenge for democracy isn’t just an engineering matter

It would be unwise if Australia allowed its debate on the bill to be dominated by Silicon Valley’s thinking, especially as the tech giants, the same ones opposing this law, have shown in dramatic fashion their inability to protect the democratic system and culture of law that has allowed the …

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Man charged with murder of young mother in Ballarat

Friends and family have began paying tribute online to the mother of two, who was originally from NSW. “We need to bring her back home to NSW so she may now have that peace she desired and to be with her two children,” a fundraising page says. It is understood …

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Fire at recycling facility in Melbourne’s east

“There is a community warning out for adjacent suburbs due to the smoke,” a spokesman said. “There is a significant plume of smoke rising vertically.” Local people who are sensitive to smoke should keep windows closed and turn off heating or cooling systems, the CFA said. On Saturday night police …

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‘Forced to walk the gauntlet’: High Court threat to safe access zones

Kathleen Clubb leaves court in 2017.Credit:Paul Jeffers The case has alarmed staff at abortion clinics, who say they used to be too afraid of the protesters to leave their office without a security guard. “I shudder to think what it would be like if we returned to the dark ages …

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