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‘Absolute calamity’: NSW lags Victoria in wildlife fire response

Loading “It’s an absolute calamity – we have no idea what’s going to happen,” the official said, adding “I’m very impressed with Victoria”. A Victorian government spokeswoman stressed “the full extent of [the state’s bushfire impact] is still being determined”, and discussions between state and federal governments were ongoing. The …

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Can we fire-proof the nation?

Vast column inches and air-time have been devoted to finger-pointing over the management of public lands and their fuel loads, with many arguing the bush has been locked up and overgrown by thick scrub and undergrowth. Fires need fuel and, so the argument goes, the best way to prevent dangerous …

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How the unspoken rule of Sydney Harbour drove Victoria to high honours

Ms King, who went to Melbourne University to do her architecture Masters under the supervision of Professors Gini Lee and Alan Pert, knew something had to be done. So she made the harbour – its past, present and future – the focus of her final-year research. Now her project, Surface …

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Climate adaptation is not a far-off idea – it’s here and it affects us all

Many Australians may not realise, but we already have a National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Framework. Written in December 2015, it contains some valuable starting points. It has two major limitations, however. First, it arguably does not adequately grapple with the pace and extent of climate change that is already …

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Open banking and rise of fintechs to disrupt big banks’ ‘rivers of gold’

Banks are the test bunnies for a system known as the “consumer data right”, which will eventually be rolled out to other industries such as telecommunications and utilities. Evans and Partners analyst Matthew Wilson cites open banking as one example of how “the rivers of gold in retail banking” are …

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From entrepreneur to employee: How to navigate workplace politics

Workplaces are a melting pot of social relationships and professional interactions, so it’s no surprise that you’ll have to quickly find your feet in a complex environment. Understanding the political issues at play in your new workplace and knowing how to deal with them without it affecting your well-being or …

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Bushfire emergency provides lessons in leadership

This is leadership summed up as: “No government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.” This was Margaret Thatcher’s rationale in her (in)famous “no such thing as society” …

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‘Immoral and unethical’: Workers’ comp schemes under scrutiny

Disturbingly, it was the second scathing report released into WorkSafe by the ombudsman in three years. WorkSafe does not manage WorkCover claims itself, instead outsourcing it to five claims agents, including EML, Allianz and CGU Workers Compensation. A month before the report’s release the Andrews government quietly announced a new …

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Goffin produces huge ATP Cup upset, beating Nadal in two sets

Nadal lost focus as a result of the Aussie heat, with both players soaked in sweat by the middle of the first set. Even after the sun went down in the first set, the temperature still remained at 30 degrees at Olympic Park at 8.30pm. At one point, Goffin had …

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Sydney FC avoid slipping on banana peel against Newcastle Jets

To Sydney’s credit, they got the job done with depleted stocks. They had eight players unavailable and started the match without four regulars – Luke Brattan, Brandon O’Neill, Rhyan Grant and Michael Zullo – and remained clinical with the few chances they could muster. Sydney took the lead in the …

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