The Lowy family still continue to draw millions from Westfield, which is extraordinary. But now shareholders are thinking about putting a stop to it.READ MORE
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Australia’s female cricket team has won a pay rise that means some players will be able to quit their day jobs. But other female athletes struggle to balance training with work.READ MORE
The closure of Ford in Australia, announced today, is overdue and says little other than that a protected company lost touch with consumers. The eventual cessation of taxpayer bribes to Ford to maintain an uncompetitive production line is welcome news.READ MORE
Joe Hockey wants to shake up the Australian Taxation Office. It’s welcome news to accountants and taxpayers, but he’ll need more than rhetoric to fix the ATO’s problems.READ MORE
The nightly TV news remains the key battleground for the federal election. So who are the all-powerful news directors who oversee their stations’ coverage of the election campaign at Seven, Nine and the ABC? The Power Index talks to them — as well as some well-placed insiders — to see how they’ll cover election 2013.READ MORE
Think Bangladesh is the only country with unsafe labour practices? Garment workers are not safe in so-called “clean” south-east Asian countries either, writes Australian Phnom Penh Post journalist Shane Worrell.READ MORE
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There is a broad consensus in the medical community that immunisation is safe, effective and healthy — although not all parents agree. Monash University Law School associate professor Dr Paula Gerber says making childcare conditional upon being vaccinated violates a child’s human rights.READ MORE
WHAT WAS SAID:
"It just doesn't make sense for us [to manufacture here] longer term."
"Ford is a business, not a political party. The numbers just don't stack up."