Is a folding phone for you? Probably not yet, experts warn

Is a folding phone for you? Probably not yet, experts warn

"There will be other form factors to follow. We're investigating how would you roll [a phone] up, how would you stretch it, does it fold inwards or outwards? "There is a lot of debate about what the next generation of smartphone should look like. This is just the first iteration of that," McGregor says. Indeed,…
Climate change activism entering a new era

Climate change activism entering a new era

Chanticleer understands that when the Centre for Policy Development held a private session in Melbourne in 2017 to talk about Hutley's opinion, directors' duties and climate-related risks there was a forthright and somewhat controversial intervention by a former High Court judge. The judge said that if he were forced to decide on this sort of…
The Paladin Affair: Follow the money

The Paladin Affair: Follow the money

The former SAS soldier was not alone. Over the past decade, Thrupp has left a trail of aggrieved business partners and disgruntled former employees across South-East Asia. It's a track record which reached federal Parliament this week, with explanations demanded in question time and heated debate in Senate Estimates after The Australian Financial Review revealed…
Morrison government moves to establish de facto price regulation for energy retailers

Morrison government moves to establish de facto price regulation for energy retailers

Mr Taylor said the direct market offer would also act as a reference price, requiring energy retailers to advertise their standing and market offers against a common benchmark. Under the changes which would come into effect July 1, retailers can offer a price above the reference price but they need to be transparent with their…
Australian insulin graft could transform diabetes management for millions

Australian insulin graft could transform diabetes management for millions

From there, Selig went directly to Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital and was told he had diabetes. This was news to him and he remained at the hospital for a week, until fit enough to go home. Having just turned 18, he was facing a lifetime with diabetes type 1. As far as he knew,…
Why do so many parents think this is the right way to raise kids?

Why do so many parents think this is the right way to raise kids?

Parents are holding themselves to sky-high standards, largely to ensure their children's academic and financial success, child development and parenting experts say. But those experts also agree that an all-or-nothing, extreme approach isn't necessary to be a good parent. "Effective parenting isn't defined at the end of the continuum. It's the middle ground," says David…
Morrison government banking on Labor split

Morrison government banking on Labor split

"There's this great conflict," says Katter, who hails from the North Queensland Gulf Country town of Cloncurry and is a CFEMU member. "We're paying our union dues but it's becoming a bit rich when we're [in effect] paying our money to a political party that is tenaciously opposed to coal mining and that wants to…
Rio Tinto, Vale aim to elbow BHP from BlueScope supply

Rio Tinto, Vale aim to elbow BHP from BlueScope supply

The wild card in the current process is an iron ore tailings dam collapse at a Vale operation in Brazil last month, which will constrain short-term supply and put pressure on Vale's existing supply over the next few months just as BlueScope heads toward the final stages of its negotiations. Looking to cut costs Bluescope,…
Listed companies to keep in your sights for profit growth

Listed companies to keep in your sights for profit growth

One of the emerging themes of this reporting season has been the ability, or otherwise, of management teams to navigate deteriorating operating conditions. MST Marquee investment strategist Hasan Tevfik compares the results of the experienced management team at JB Hi-Fi to the untested team at newly-listed Coles Group as an example. Shares in JB Hi-Fi…
ACTU demands industry funds act against BHP

ACTU demands industry funds act against BHP

The ACTU claims that ending the shipping arrangement will cause up to 80 domestic seafarers to be replaced by foreigners, which would constitute a breach of human rights obligations and be an affront to the "intent" of Australian shipping laws. Labor Leader Bill Shorten has previously accused BHP of jeopardising national sec­urity and local jobs.…

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