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Uber rang in its IPO with champagne and mimosas. Then the hangover began

Investors pushed out Uber’s longtime chief executive, and the company hired a former US attorney general to conduct a study of its workplace culture. That resulted in a 13-page report that provided new employee guidelines, including suggesting limiting the availability of alcohol in the workplace and de-emphasising alcohol as a component …

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‘11 years of hell’: the badly injured Qantas steward who was forgotten

Seven months after the incident, his daughter is still in need of 24-hour care due to serious brain injuries. Her condition compounds Mr Maiava’s own precarious physical, psychological and financial plight. “I am broke. I can’t provide for my family, my children. I am on my own and it is …

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Top Aussie YouTubers are just like us, only richer and better looking

Georgia makes comedy skits and tells personal stories on Georgia Productions. The plan worked. The Draw With Jazza channel is now ranked 21 in Australia with its more than four million subscribers. Because of how YouTubers make their money, it’s difficult to work out what that means for revenue. The …

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Call for Sydney to be managed as an ‘urban forest’

However, research suggests trees improve the health of city dwellers by reducing urban heat, improving air quality, encouraging people to exercise outdoors, and lessening stress and anxiety. Greenery in cities is also important for biodiversity, which a United Nations report recently identified as a global crisis. The Australian Institute of …

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Darling River’s health likely to be downgraded in next audit

Of the 15 basin rivers, three were rated as “extremely poor” – the Condamine-Culgoa, Macquarie and Castlereagh – with four others “very poor” and five more “poor” – and that was before the drought conditions intensified. “This data paints a devastating picture of the appalling state of native fish populations …

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A Sydney school has started a new farmers market. Not everyone is happy about it

Loading Department of Education figures show NSW public schools made $31.87 million from hire of school facilities in 2017. Schools with successful markets such as Bondi Beach Public, Orange Grove Public in Lilyfield, Glebe Public and Rozelle Public are earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra income. The Erskineville …

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What older generations need to understand about Millennials

Loading “And, pardon me, but I think your 20s and a good part of your 30s are about working hard so that you have a better quality of life later on.” She added: “I never expected that quality of life at 25. I had three jobs at the same time, …

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Abbott loses Warringah after huge primary vote for Steggall

Speaking to supporters at the Manly Leagues club in Brookvale, an upbeat Mr Abbott said: “Once we had the result in the Wentworth byelection, six months or so back, I always knew it was going to be tough here in Warringah. “And I can’t say that it doesn’t hurt to …

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Tony Abbott still can’t see the man in the mirror

But rather than admit that he has been wrong about climate change, he suggested that Warringah was out of step with Australia. “It’s clear that in what might be described as ‘working seats’, we are doing so much better,” said Abbott. “It’s also clear that in at least some of …

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Australia voted

75/95 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the Liberal candidate for Braddon, Gavin Pearce (right) at Ulverstone Secondary College, 20 km west of Devonport, Tasmania, on Election day, Saturday, 18 May, 2019. Approximately 16.5 million Australians will today vote in what is tipped to be a tight election contest between …

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