Navy shipbuilder Austal accused of ‘modern day slavery’

Navy shipbuilder Austal accused of ‘modern day slavery’

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Aug 3, 2020 – 12.07pmUnions have accused shipbuilder Austal of exploiting Filipino workers just months after being awarded a lucrative contract with the Royal Australian Navy.The Electrical Trades Union of Australia alleges Austal has brought a group of about 30 Filipinos to Australia and that they are being paid less than half the minimum wage…
ALP factional feud over climate change rearing its head

ALP factional feud over climate change rearing its head

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He then told Sky News people with “green T-shirts” were attempting to infiltrate the ALP. This earned him a dressing down by Labor leader Anthony Albanese.On Saturday, NSW Senator Kristina Keneally, a member of the Right faction and who co-founded LEAN in 2003, posted a picture of herself on Twitter gardening in a LEAN t-shirt…
How to bounce back from the ‘deconditioning pandemic’

How to bounce back from the ‘deconditioning pandemic’

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Aug 3, 2020 – 12.00pmLast month, the Duchess of Cornwall praised 71-year-old Prince Charles for being "as fit as a mountain goat" and leaving others "miles behind" on long walks.But what about the rest of us? As we emerge into a slightly more normal world, months of lockdown have had a deconditioning effect on millions…
Boards wrestle COVID-19’s brutal questions

Boards wrestle COVID-19’s brutal questions

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ChanticleerThe trend of companies pre-releasing their profit numbers is being driven by the big questions the pandemic is posing about business models. It’s the profit season you have when you’re not really having a profit season.Lotteries and wagering giant Tabcorp became the latest company to pre-release their full-year results, announcing on Monday a massive $1 billion-plus…
Photos from space station show SpaceX landing site and line of boats – Business Insider

Photos from space station show SpaceX landing site and line of boats – Business...

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As the Crew Dragon spaceship bobbed in the ocean, a trail of boats sped towards it — and the astronauts' former ISS crewmate saw them from space.
Dallas County Reports 7 Additional Deaths, 518 Coronavirus Cases – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas County Reports 7 Additional Deaths, 518 Coronavirus Cases – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Dallas County reported seven additional deaths related to the coronavirus Sunday and 518 newly confirmed cases.
Burberry opens its first real-world social media store

Burberry opens its first real-world social media store

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Aug 3, 2020 – 11.00amLuxury brand Burberry has opened a new store in Shenzhen, China, where people can like, share, scan, book and spend their way to more shopping experiences via an associated app on WeChat.Burberry customers of the new Shenzhen store will have an animal avatar that evolves as they use the app more…
Rio in $493 million damages claim against Monadelphous

Rio in $493 million damages claim against Monadelphous

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Monadelphous said the amount comprised $35 million in material damage costs associated with the reconstruction of the sinter fines processing facility.It said another $458 million was for temporary operating solution and business interruption losses arising from the alleged inability to process iron ore during the time it took to rebuild the facility.The writ has not…
Tourism’s collapse could trigger next stage of the crisis

Tourism’s collapse could trigger next stage of the crisis

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OpinionThis is where we move from a public health emergency and mass unemployment to widespread insolvencies in myriad industries.Rana ForooharContributorLast summer around this time, I did an interview with Ulf Lindahl, the chief executive of currency manager AG Bisset. At the time there was growing concern that the unwinding of the unprecedented corporate debt bubble…
Workplaces flock to Aussie tech firm for return to work plans

Workplaces flock to Aussie tech firm for return to work plans

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ExclusiveAug 3, 2020 – 10.00amAustralian workplace safety software unicorn SafetyCulture has bounced back from a fall in its active user numbers at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown era, to record its largest ever month for new customer sign-ups, as workplaces around the world tackle new health and safety requirements to get staff back on-site.In…