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Blue carbon could mean a brand new day in sequestration. Flickr/Daniel Peckham

A carbon store by the seashore? It’s sedimentary

One of our most valuable stores of carbon dioxide isn’t even covered in our carbon accounting plans. And because we don’t know about it, we may be destroying it. Seagrass meadows, mangroves and salt marshes…
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, has big plans for Skype. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP

A big call: what Microsoft wants from Skype

Microsoft’s US$8.5 billion Skype acquisition, announced yesterday, gives the US software developer a golden opportunity to expand its business via the internet, including accessing and leveraging the rapidly…
Successful: the threat of cuts led researchers to hold rallies in state capitals. AAP

Medical research funding has been saved: now we need to spend wisely

The NHMRC budget escaped the threatened $400 million cut in last night’s Federal Government budget announcement. Instead, the 4% annual increase it has received in recent years will continue for another…
Changes to the charity tax rules could impact on Gloria Jean’s among other organisations. Flickr/Edwin Tang ET

Charity tax changes to help lawyers and accountants, but no-one else

Tonight’s budget is expected to tighten a tax loophole for charities which run businesses unrelated to their charitable work. The government thinks it will increase revenue for Australia’s coffers. It…
Future falls in mineral prices could hurt Australia’s economy. AAP

Are we in danger of squandering the boom?

The International Monetary Fund recently called on Australia to bank more of the proceeds of the resources boom. The fund has warned that Australia needs to manage its resources wisely, or run the risk…
Technology companies lose the confidence of their customers at their peril. AAP

Credibility at risk in Sony hacking scandal

It has been a lousy few weeks for technology companies when it comes to maintaining both the privacy and confidence of their customers. In the last few days, Sony had admitted a recent security breach…
Once you’ve seen these two, where else do you go in Sydney? AAP/Greg Wood

Where the bloody hell are they? How to keep tabs on tourists

Cities are shaped by flows of people, money and goods.Tourists flock to their most famous sights, but guiding them through the city to their less obvious attractions can be lucrative for the locals. The…
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The curse of corporate conflicts

Conflict of interests occur often in corporate life, where multiple interests intersect and where objectivity and professional detachment have been replaced by self-interest and concealment. Often they…
Environmental disaster, valuable habitat or both. Flickr/tsuda

Could oil rigs be used to protect the deep sea?

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill reminds us of our ever-increasing footprint on our oceans. But could we be converting oil rigs from an environmental threat to a benefit? We have long thought…
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Gender, unemployment and unpaid work

In her paean to the virtues and benefits of paid work, Prime Minister Julia Gillard fails to acknowledge the complex intersections of paid and unpaid work in social and individual well being. Good jobs…
Police office Chris Hurley was initially investigated by a friend after the death of Mulrunji Doomdagee in 2004. AAP/Dave Hunt

Police investigators too in-house to probe deaths in custody

Twenty years since the handing down of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody there is still no system for genuine independent investigation of prisoner fatalities. Yet one central element…
Frontline to change: Australian Defence Force Academy graduates in 2009.

Women in the frontline … fighting dinosaurs in the ADF

The current media frenzy around the sex scandal enveloping the Australian Defence Force Academy, and the predictable response to reports that women will be fast-tracked into combat roles, illustrates the…
Consumers don’t always make the ‘right’ ethical choice. AFP / Lionel Healing

The myth of the ethical consumer

It seems every company now considers corporate social responsibility a vital part of their proposition for customers. But even with scandals involving multinationals like Enron, Tyco and Siemens, we could…
If only those carbon credits had been used on this. Flickr/Roberto Verzo

Reining in the carbon cowboys - what we can learn from shift2neutral

Fairfax papers reported this morning that one of the world’s biggest carbon offset firms, located in Sydney, has been “shifting paper certificates instead of saving forests”. Shift2neutral has sold carbon…

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