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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"


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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 19:30:00 +1000
World’s richest suffer historic $2.1 trillion wipeout
It has not been a kind 2022 for the world’s 500 richest people. Some of the highest-flying shares – and the billionaires who own them – are losing altitude fast.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 18:11:07 +1000
‘People are losing a fortune’: ACCC urges banks to act as scam losses surge
The consumer watchdog has called on the major banks to adopt a key measure to prevent scammers from cheating money out of unsuspecting victims.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 17:12:19 +1000
The Wrap: ASX lifts on energy, real estate stocks ahead of RBA meeting
The Australian sharemarket has kicked off the week with solid gains after energy and real estate stocks rose.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 17:04:34 +1000
Sydney’s census lesson: Bold action needed to tackle housing affordability
The census has drawn attention to housing-related financial problems brewing in parts of west and south-western Sydney.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:09:57 +1000
‘End of a 13-year boom’: Australia’s largest super fund posts fall for first time since GFC
AustralianSuper’s balanced fund shed 2.73 per cent in the 2022 financial year and the fund is warning members to expect lower returns ahead.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +1000
Fix the economy? It’s as easy as child’s play
Cheaper childcare will solve some of our economic problems with all the deftness of a busy working mother.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 15:11:52 +1000
‘Done deal’: Australians spend their way to another rate rise
RBA governor Philip Lowe would have been metaphorically lurking behind the pillar at the shopping mall watching consumers go nuts at the end of financial year sales.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 13:24:45 +1000
NSW flood claims highlight rising risk, costs for insurer Suncorp
Suncorp has been hit with higher reinsurance costs and has to wear more of the risk from weather catastrophes like the current flooding in NSW, it revealed on Monday. 
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 12:54:26 +1000
Risky strategy for picking winners and losers in the green economy
The Grattan Institute’s report on industry policies for a green economy involves heavy government interventions and taxpayer funding. Surely the market and risk-takers should be left to sort out the winners and losers.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:31:56 +1000
‘Baseless’: Australian biotech Cochlear steps up fight against US university over hearing device
Hearing implant maker Cochlear will bring a counter claim against the University of Pittsburgh, which has accused the company of infringing on one of its patents with its Nucleus 7 hearing device.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:59:34 +1000
Bauxite miners want to clear seven Rottnest Islands’ worth of WA forest
Alcoa and South32 want to expand mass clearing and strip mining in the northern jarrah forest, which is at risk of collapse according to the International Panel on Climate Change.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +1000
Meta executive claims Australian news outlets used laws to pay debt, reward shareholders
Comments made by senior executives at Google and Meta give insight into their local position on media bargaining laws.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +1000
Hold on to your skinny jeans, it’s the millennials’ time to shine
Millennials have overtaken boomers as the largest age group in the country. What will that mean for the future of our nation?
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +1000
Geelong gas port plan can ease Victoria’s energy crunch, Viva boss Scott Wyatt says
An LNG import terminal in Victoria could be an important lifeline for households and gas-reliant manufacturing firms, but environmentalists and community groups have concerns about the project.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +1000
Seven could save $135m in Big Bash stoush with CA
Seven will sue for about $20 million in damages over the past three years, and plans to save $75 million plus contra from terminating the deal.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +1000
Power giants feel heat on coal closures, green energy plans
Coal plant owners including AGL will face shareholder pressure to set earlier closure dates, spend more on renewables and support their affected communities.
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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +1000
Australia’s resources exports break records amid global energy crisis
Australia’s mining and energy exports are expected to have hit a record high of more than $400 billion as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine lifts fossil fuel prices.
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Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:00:00 +1000
Halfway point: What people are watching on TV in 2022
Television networks are fighting against one another for audiences. From big one-off events to sporting tournaments and reality television, viewers have a lot of choice. So, what is working?
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Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:00:00 +1000
Borrowers set for another big rate rise as markets sweat economic data
There appears little doubt that the Reserve Bank of Australia will lift the cash rate again when its board meets on Tuesday, the third monthly hike in a row.
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Sun, 03 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +1000
Quick Q: How the media helped James Paterson get his break in politics
Senator James Paterson on his favourite podcasts, his admiration of Volodymyr Zelensky and his love of the Richmond Tigers.
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