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Corporate crackdown: China’s quest for ‘common prosperity’ splits investors

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech in Shanghai this month where he spoke about his government’s new favourite term: ‘common prosperity’. “As a Chinese saying goes, ‘Power may win for the time being, but justice will prevail for the long run’,” …

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Andrews and Berejiklian weigh defamation risks of allowing Facebook comments

The decision cleared the path for Mr Voller to sue the media outlets for defamation over the third-party comments in the NSW Supreme Court. However, the news outlets still have the opportunity to argue defences to the defamation, including the innocent dissemination defence, and the court has yet to decide …

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Former fire chief calls for paid firefighting reserve to fight mega blazes

“A number of Californian fire services train up uni students as basic firefighters so that they triple their strength during the peak summer months, but here we could employ trained volunteers,” he said. Loading “We already have trained people – the volunteers in the RFS and retained firefighters in Fire …

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Who wants to be a company director? Top leaders give their tips

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Who would want to be a company director? It might seem like a prestigious job to be on the board of BHP, Rio Tinto or Commonwealth Bank, or any company in the ASX 200. But the pay is relatively modest, the hours …

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‘Boards are looking for a name’: Ex-ACCC chair says cosy networks limit diversity

However, Nicola Wakefield Evans, a board director at Lendlease and Macquarie, said networks are an important vehicle to become a director. “If you don’t have those networks, it’s actually very difficult,” she said. She said that while she agreed with critics who argue Australia’s boardrooms are too white and male …

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China’s top regulators ban crypto trading and mining, sending bitcoin tumbling

Analysts say China also sees cryptocurrencies as a threat to its sovereign digital-yuan, which is at an advanced pilot stage. “This time the point was made very clear that China will not support cryptocurrency market development as it goes against its policies of tightening up control over capital,” said George …

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Australia win epic game to extend winning streak to 26 – but only just

When India’s players lost their heads, it was Mooney, on her haunches sucking in the deep ones after being on the field for the entire game, whose thinking was least clouded, stealing extra runs with Carey from the visitors’ unforced errors. Promoted to the top of the order, Mooney launched …

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Few would begrudge victory for the Demons

This is the age of the long wait. We waited for the first wave of the pandemic to pass, then the next and the next. We waited for the curve to flatten, the numbers to fall. In this state, we waited for one lockdown to end, then another five more. …

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Attacks on staff dedicated to helping us are shocking

How can spitting on someone ever be justified? Daniel Andrews asks: “Why would you, as I’m told, be spitting on people who are doing that sort of work?” But that falls short of a more fundamental and disturbing question: “Why would you be spitting on people full stop?” Dehumanising is …

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‘Undermined’: Bennett says Broncos tried to sabotage move to Souths

Wayne Bennett helped pilot South Sydney into the NRL grand final, then unloaded both barrels on his former employers at the Brisbane Broncos in a dramatic aftermath to the Rabbitohs’ 36-16 win over Manly. Bennett stands on the verge of winning his eighth NRL title should he engineer a victory …

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