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The Business Council of Australia and its new head need a reality check

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) looks set to double down on its failed strategy in its appointment of new president Grant King. The chief business lobby group found itself at odds with the Coalition government in the last term, as it relentlessly pushed the government to pursue politically u...

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Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship

Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship

Filter via shutterstock.comThe public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site’s users, and for the company itself.Facebook cofounder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said the company will find ways to address the problem, thoug...

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ABCC amended local content rules will help Australian steelmakers compete against low-quality imports

Senator Xenophon deserves a Christmas card from the nation’s steelmakers, after his negotiation with the government to deliver their Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation. The deal saw significant changes made to government procurement rules.The changes require tha...

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Don't expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Asian currencies hit a seven year low in November, on Donald Trump’s election and the potential for his policies to spur US inflation and bond yields. Investors who fanned out across emerging markets in recent years are now bringing their money back to America.The steep drops, and the seeming ...

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10 ways the tech industry and the media helped create President Trump

10 ways the tech industry and the media helped create President Trump

Michael Vadon/flickr, CC BY-SAThree weeks after Donald Trump won a historic victory to become the 45th president of the United States, the media postmortems continue.In particular, the role played by the media and technology industries is coming under heavy scrutiny in the press, with Facebook&rsquo...

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How making fun weekend plans can actually ruin your weekend

How making fun weekend plans can actually ruin your weekend

When can I pencil you in?'Clock' via www.shutterstock.comHave you ever found yourself dreading a leisurely activity you had eagerly scheduled days or weeks in advance? I first caught myself doing this a few years ago when I was traveling home to Turkey. I had excitedly made plans to meet up with som...

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How Trump's deportation plan threatens America's food and wine supply

Mass deportations of up to three million undocumented immigrants are expected to begin in January, when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office and begins to turn his campaign promises into government policy. While Trump claims criminals are his primary target, reports suggest there ar...

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Can we rely on DIY air pollution sensors?

Can we rely on DIY air pollution sensors?

Dr. Kofi Amegah of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, installing a small air sensing unit built by the University of MassachusettsKofi AmegahUntil recently, measuring air pollution was a task that could be performed only by trained scientists using very sophisticated – and very expensive &nd...

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How majority voting betrayed voters again in 2016

How majority voting betrayed voters again in 2016

What if this was our choice on Election Day?AP Photos/Gary Landers and Paul SancyaThe system for electing the U.S. president went woefully wrong from the very beginning of 2016. First, the two most disliked candidates ever nominated – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump – emerged ...

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Opinion

Why the Progressives Want a Recount They Know They Will Lose

Why the Progressives Want a Recount They Know They Will Lose

The recount in Wisconsin and the coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not change the outcomes in any of those states.  Ev...

Arab World:  Fleeing from Insanity is Not a Choice

Arab World: Fleeing from Insanity is Not a Choice

Could a blood stained tyranny and authoritarianism free the Arab masses from an ultimate cold blooded massacre?  This is what mill...

Fight back or go under

Fight back or go under

The presidency of Donald Trump is going to be a slap in the face of American workers that will wake us up to the reality of social...

Is the Arab World at the Brink of Disintegration?

Is the Arab World at the Brink of Disintegration?

Coming of the President -Elect Donald Trump Mahboob A Khawaja, PhD.   Arab Leaders Facing Consequences of Their Own Follies ...