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Equality? Cannes still doesn’t get it

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux and actress Julianne Moore in 2018. Credit:Vianney Le Caer The festival’s program was already telling its own story. Four films by women in a competition of 22 films; 15 films in the entire official selection, which includes sidebars and out-of-competition screenings, of 50 films. …

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The man behind Jim’s Mowing has some advice – ‘do a bit of homework’

Speaking ahead of Business Development Alliance franchising conference in Perth next month Mr Penman said what was happening in the sector was “shocking” and he labelled the current franchisor code of conduct “pathetic”. “It’s pathetically weak and useless. The only good thing I can say about it is it gets …

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It’s impossible to anticipate every roadblock on career path

If you get really lucky you will make it straight to the door and you will have achieved your goal. More likely, the only thing you will achieve is a bloodied shin as you collide with a coffee table, or worse face plant across it into the shag pile having …

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The Cure review: A well-oiled act with some surprises too

We knew the crowd would be pumped too. They were the few chosen by a ballot, after all. Robert Smith of The Cure performs at the Opera House on Friday.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer The only unknown, then, was the second set billed as “rarely performed B-sides” and “specially curated deep catalogue cuts”. …

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‘I’m gutted’: Blue Sky investors vent fury ahead of meeting

The group’s share price came under pressure in early 2018 after short sellers and governance experts raised questions about the quality of Blue Sky’s valuations of its assets and a lack of transparency about its holdings. Loading The Brisbane-based group had $2.8 billion of fee earning assets and is well …

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How phonies and self-promoters came to rule the world

Fiona Stanley was late. Rushing through the corridors of a children’s hospital in search of a meeting, the much celebrated epidemiologist, research scientist and 2003 Australian of the Year burst through a door. But instead of a ward or an office with people hard at work, what she saw astounded …

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Dicey Topics: Ray Meagher talks money, death and sex

Did that pay decently? If you’re out of work, anything pays decently. In guest roles, the money was okay; it wasn’t great. The regulars were in a position to negotiate. In most situations – and this still applies – to improve your fee, you’ve got to be prepared to walk …

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Foreign Correspondence: Books are now luxury lifestyle goodies

In a development which feels inevitable in the iPhone era, books have been revived as luxury lifestyle products. The biggest Canadian bookshop chain, Indigo, is giving Amazon a run for its money not by selling everything, but by monetising the act of reading itself. Indigo started out as a regular …

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Spotlight: Millionaires are on the move and many are eyeing Australia

For a growing number of millionaires across the globe, it’s a case of take their money and run – to Australia. One in four millionaires in the world plans to emigrate this year and their top destination is Down Under, according to the latest wealth report by international property consultancy …

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ACCC calls for laws to block Facebook and Google eliminating competitors

Mr Sims says the tech giants’ strategy involved scooping up companies that may become major digital players while they are in their infancy stage, eliminating any threat of future competition. “Arguably, Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram eliminated the threat of a substantial potential competitor,” Mr Sims says, according to an advance …

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