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

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

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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:37:17 +1100
Morrison must clean up toxic workplace culture in Parliament
The nation’s seat of government is stuck in the hostile, bullying workplace culture of the 1980s. It is time to bring it into line with community standards.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:46:31 +1100
Apple tells suppliers iPhone demand has slowed as Christmas nears
Apple, suffering from a global supply crunch, is now confronting a different problem: slowing demand.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:29:17 +1100
Woolworths and Wesfarmers slug it out for a slice of wellness market
These combatants, two of the biggest and best run companies in Australia, have plenty of form from previous bouts.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:51:47 +1100
Afterpay takeover vote delayed as it waits on Spanish bank
One of the final hurdles facing the biggest takeover in Australian history is being postponed, at the same time as Afterpay’s suitor said it would change its name.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:42:48 +1100
JPMorgan says ‘buy the dip’ as Omicron may signal pandemic ending
The market turmoil caused by the emergence of the new coronavirus strain may offer investors a chance to position themselves for profit from the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:47:46 +1100
Watchdog takes Coles to court over $108 million in unpaid wages
The Fair Work Ombudsman claims Coles massively underpaid some staff, with one worker allegedly owed almost $500,000.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +1100
Purpose and principles make for meaningful career
Teaching aligns with this principal’s personal values.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:29:20 +1100
It’s five to midnight, again: US debt drama isn’t good for America, or the rest of us
The US government will run out of money on Saturday unless a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling is struck. It says a lot about the state of US politics and the challenges Joe Biden faces in trying to implement his agenda.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:15:05 +1100
Former RBA governor Glenn Stevens to chair Macquarie Group
Glenn Stevens, who was in charge of the RBA between 2006 and 2016, will replace current Macquarie chairman Peter Warne next year.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:02:37 +1100
Woolies boss rules out pharmacy-supermarket hybrids if Priceline bid successful
Woolworths has said it has no plans to put pharmacies inside its supermarkets following a shock $870 million competing takeover bid for Priceline operator API.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:21:30 +1100
Omicron not putting a dampener on Christmas yet, says Lew
Billionaire retailer Solomon Lew says he has seen no signs of a slowdown in spending from shoppers despite the pending threat of the Omicron variant.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:01:09 +1100
Crown rejects latest takeover offer but will open books to Blackstone
Crown Resorts has rejected the third takeover offer from Blackstone but will open its books to the private equity giant in the hope that it will increase its $8.46 billion bid. 
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:32:29 +1100
ASX set to fall as Omicron’s arrival in US rattles Wall Street
The latest move in Wall Street’s jolting rollercoaster ride is back down as the first case of the Omicron variant on US soil was confirmed.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:08:00 +1100
China’s Gen Zers are anxious about their futures and Beijing has few answers
For years, China’s fast-growing economy set up college graduates for lucrative corporate careers. But the pandemic and a crackdown on booming industries has changed the game.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 07:52:30 +1100
As it happened: ASX drops 0.1%, tech stocks dive
The ASX rollercoaster continued today with the bourse closing 0.15 per cent lower, down 10.7 points to 7,225.2.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 07:40:00 +1100
It takes more than extra holidays and four-day work weeks to make staff happy
The pandemic has upended the workplace leading companies are throwing life-changing, once unthinkable perks at staff. But that is not enough to keep workers satisfied.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:50:00 +1100
McDonald’s has a growing green problem and it’s struggling to fix it
With a sprawling empire of 39,000 restaurants in 119 countries, McDonald’s serves more beef than any other restaurant chain on the planet. This also makes it as an outsized contributor to climate change.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +1100
Troubled bubble tea chain Sharetea Australia settled underpayment claims
Sharetea Australia is under investigation by the national wages watchdog and facing deep dissent from its own franchisees.
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Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:15:00 +1100
What will the world be like in 20 years?
Predicting the future may be a fool’s errand but entrepreneurs, industry leaders and policymakers are already at work solving some of the problems that data suggest are ahead of us.
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Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:17:20 +1100
Cashed up Liontown keen to capitalise on lithium craze
Tim Goyder’s Liontown Resources, with $450 million raised to develop its Kathleen Valley lithium mine in WA, must now deal with an ultra-competitive market for engineering contractors and labour.
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