Tag Archives: Australia

Rise of the machines

Asher Moses smh.com.au One of the founding engineers of Skype and Kazaa is in Australia to sound a warning to the human race: fasten your seatbelts, as machines are becoming so intelligent that they could pose an existential threat. Jaan … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific trade negotiations ‘on track’

Chris Zappone The Age The latest round of negotiations in the ambitious nine-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement concluded in Melbourne this week, with members suggesting the deal was on track ahead of the year-end goal for completion. Australia’s chief negotiator Hamish … Continue reading

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Bitter taste for Australian citrus producers

Alan Jones 2GB Leeton grower Frank Mercuri and Judith Damiani of Citrus Australia on the state of the industry. Listen to the podcast

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Shell keen to import foreign workers

Leigh Sales ABC One of the world’s most powerful business leaders has applauded the Government’s move to put a price on carbon, but says his company will need to import foreign workers to make its Australian operations competitive. Peter Voser, … Continue reading

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World’s highest power prices

David Richardson Today Tonight A national campaign is on to get Australia’s massive electricity prices under control and let the power companies know that enough is enough. Read More: World’s highest power prices

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Natural pills treating asthma

Laura Sparkes Today Tonight With more than two million sufferers, Australia has been identified as a hotspot for asthma, and any news of a possible breakthrough is very welcome. Read More: Natural pills treating asthma

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Threat of ANAO Audit means Australia’s BOM throws out temperature set, starts again, gets same results

Joanna Nova & Ken Stewart joannanova.com.au A team of independent auditors, bloggers and scientists went through the the BOM “High Quality” (HQ) dataset and found significant errors, omissions and inexplicable adjustments. The team and Senator Cory Bernardi put in a … Continue reading

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Cash? You’re standing in it as farmers view manure plan

Rachel Wells Great Lakes Advocate YARROWEYAH dairy farmer Jim McKeown never dreamed the cow manure he trudges through every day could one day earn him a serious dollar. However, a new initiative, released yesterday for public comment, could see manure … Continue reading

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Casual workers forced to wear barcodes

Clay Lucas The Age CASUAL workers at a warehouse in Melbourne’s west are being required to wear – and pay for – armbands identifying them as non-permanent staff. The armbands contain employee numbers on barcodes and must be used to … Continue reading

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Stolen identities cost millions

Clare Brady Today Tonight International credit card scammers are setting up shop in Australia, forging their own credit cards and making a fortune in the process.

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