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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"


The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry


Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:10:40 +1000
'That's history': Australian dollar has had a week to forget
The Australian dollar is heading towards 2018 lows as its US counterpart continues to strengthen.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:09:26 +1000
FPA tried to protect celebrity planner Sam Henderson's reputation
The FPA urged the royal commission to keep the identity of celebrity planner Sam Henderson confidential, partly in an attempt to protect his reputation.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:53:44 +1000
Ford ordered to pay $10 million fine for 'unconscionable conduct'
The Federal Court found Ford mishandled customer complaints over shuddering and jerking in cars fitted with PowerShift transmission.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:05:10 +1000
Infrastructure debate must recognise boom in temporary population
Soaring growth in international tourists, students will add to living pressures in coming decade.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:24:38 +1000
Macquarie US executive claiming sexual harassment fights for job
Its embattled head of US sales for cash equities has accused the bank of expelling her from the office in retaliation for a sexual-harassment suit she filed.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:54:39 +1000
'Beast from the East' hits the already battered Bunnings in the UK
The company's woes in Britain and Ireland continue as a severe cold weather snap contributed to a deeper decline in sales during the March quarter.  
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:54:01 +1000
Markets Live: Major banks weigh ASX
The Australian market has opened lower as the major banks weigh the index.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:35:11 +1000
Facebook result unscathed by data scandal as advertisers stick around
Facebook recorded strong advertising growth for the first quarter of 2018, brushing off concerns advertisers were spooked by the recent data scandal.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:53:56 +1000
Healthscope receives $4.1b takeover offer from private equity group
Healthscope said on Thursday it received a buyout offer from a private equity consortium for $4.11 billion, or $2.36 cash per share.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:44:17 +1000
Australia will be the last to raise rates, says $100b global investor
The Reserve Bank will keep interest rates at a record low for at least the next six to 12 months, says Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:43:51 +1000
APRA to end cap on property investor loan growth
With property prices slipping and credit growth slowing, the banking regulator is axing a 10 per cent 'speed limit' on bank lending to property investors.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:52:30 +1000
8@eight: ASX set to return with strong open
Here's what happened overnight and what's ahead for the ASX.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:29:53 +1000
Yes or no, would some of our bosses actually pass this simple test?
A brief flick through the stumbles of our chief executives - big and small - over the past fortnight provide all the research required.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:52:46 +1000
What scandal? Facebook shares rise as revenue jumps 49 per cent
Facebook is showing no initial impact on its lucrative ad business from a scandal over the handling of personal data.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:19:28 +1000
'Spooked investors': Twitter shares fall despite reporting its second profitable quarter in history
The social network said its revenue growth would slow this year and costs rise as it works to fight the spread of hate speech and allegations of election manipulation through its service.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:11:59 +1000
Indonesia hits back over Freeport's Grasberg mine environmental claims
The long drawn out partial sale of Freeport and Rio Tinto's Grasberg mine to the Indonesian government has taken another twist.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:30:01 +1000
French billionaire facing charges after bribery probe
Billionaire Vincent Bollore was charged by French investigators as part of a probe into the possible use of bribes in two African countries to obtain port contracts from public officials.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:10:00 +1000
Want to boost the economy by $60b? Get more women into jobs, says KPMG
Improving workforce participation rates for women could boost the country’s economic growth by $60 billion over the next 20 years, according to a KPMG report.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:06:10 +1000
Soft inflation supports Australian rates remaining on hold until late 2019
This week's soft inflation print supports the mainstream view that the Reserve Bank of Australia keeps the cash rate on hold until late 2019.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:05:00 +1000
Harbour Energy faces four FIRB hurdles in its bid to acquire Santos
The market is counting down the days until Harbour Energy puts forward its FIRB applications for Santos, but there will be four major areas where Harbour may have to make concessions.
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