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The Wiggles take a step towards the future of edutainment

“In a live show we get instant feedback, and it’s the same for the children, so there’s a mutual benefit there,” Watkins says. “Whereas through technology we’re still trying to figure out how we can best enable that child to be engaged in something that is not only entertaining but …

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Giving the gift of gadgets in 2020

Something I have a much longer relationship with are Withings health-tracking watches. These look like mechanical analogue watches, but hide just the right amount of smartwatch functionality, a suite of handy data-collecting features and a battery that lasts weeks. A cute physical dial shows progress towards your step goal, while …

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Visiting Canberra, where things change … but stay the same

It had been almost a year since I last visited Canberra. With state and territory borders finally open and the last two weeks of federal parliamentary sittings for 2020 underway, it seemed time to poke my head back into what some like to call the “centre of power”. Loading It …

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Work force? Battles lines drawn over PM’s IR plan with no name

If things go pear-shaped politically, there is no memorable name for critics to latch onto. Labor, which relishes a fight on industrial turf, has supplied one. It calls the proposal “Morrison’s pay cut” in a claim the government rejects. Pharmacy assistants could lose $6000 a year, personal carers $11,000 and …

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Now is the time to guide your thinking about work-life future

This time of year is as good as any to think in a structured way about the year to come. Here are some career exercises you might wish to turn your mind to, to guide your thinking about the next steps for you. IllustrationCredit:Kerrie Leishman Think about the aspects of …

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‘A long way to go’: ASX 200 firms warned on social issues reporting maze

Chief operating officer of PwC Australia and New Zealand Liza Maimone said there are “too few of our largest companies robustly reporting on the right things at the core of their strategy” – a risky failure in an era where investors have ethics and sustainability issues front of mind. Loading …

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Sock puppets and Lifeline ads: Welcome to the wild world of copy trading

Responding, Baldwin switches to his own husky voice (his description, not ours) and responds: “Why yes, you can, with CopyTrader. Just find a top investor on eToro… and hit copy. From now on whenever they make a trade, you make the same trade automatically.” Copy trading is an increasingly popular …

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Junket jaw-dropper: Casinos lose in high risk foreign play

And unlike the AUSTRAC of 2017 – when it conducted a casino junkets campaign with a finding that “casinos are broadly aware of and comply with their Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act (ML/CTF) obligations regarding casino junkets” – the financial crimes watchdog wants it known that the days …

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How we beat COVID. Part one: The way in

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size As Daniel Andrews and his most trusted advisers gathered in the Treasury Place office of his chief of staff on the morning of June 30, two things were clear: the government was facing the most serious political crisis of its six years …

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World has dismissed our ‘unworthy’ Kyoto target

A stepping stone to net zero emissions by 2050 No opportunity to speak at the UN Summit? Can our Prime Minister not see that he needs to give a little more? Hanging on as long as he did to shonky carry over credits nonsense, claiming a reward for an increase …

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