Westpac’s 2017 AGM. The questions at this one will be tougher. Shareholders will wade through a financial report 154 pages long.
Westpac's 154 page financial statement will be a challenge for shareholders attending Thursday's annual general meeting. In the early 2000s, it was only 35 pages.
While no test is perfect but the Programme for International Student Assessment rankings are pretty useful for understanding the skills young people are being equipped with.
The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.
Hanya sekitar 5% dari 10,8 juta penyandang disabilitas dengan usia kerja yang telah lulus kuliah.
Meskipun sudah ada banyak hukum yang melarang diskriminasi terhadap penyandang disabilitas, sangat sedikit universitas yang punya unit layanan mahasiswa difabel.
At a molecular level, stresses and strains can make your body clock break into a sprint.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Compliance with the National Construction Code provides no guarantee that an apartment won’t leak.
Governments and regulators assume compliance with building regulations will restore public confidence. But complying with the National Construction Code won't fix many common defects.
Even though passcode options include swipe patterns and long passwords, many users still use easy 4-digit PINs. This is because people are often lulled into a false sense of security when they use fingerprint login.
While the data from a fingerprint is very hard to retrieve, cybercriminals can get around biometric technology in various ways. And having a weak passcode is like giving them a hall pass.
Only a little over 5% of the 10.8 million people with disabilities entering the workforce in Indonesia have experienced college education.
Despite laws that prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities, very few universities in Indonesia have dedicated units that provide special needs services.
Seorang pria penyandang disabilitas di Jakarta. Penting untuk memberikan keterampilan, kepercayaan diri, dan jejaring bagi para aktivis disabilitas untuk terus berkampanye demi penerapan hukum secara penuh.
Riset kami pada tahun 2018 menunjukkan keengganan pejabat pemerintahan lokal dalam melaksanakan Undang-Undang tentang Penyandang Disabiltas yang baru.
A man with a disability is seen in Jakarta. It is important to provide disability activists with skills, confidence and networks to continue campaigning for the full implementation of the law.
Our 2018 research on the implementation of the new disability law shows that policymakers are still reluctant to implement the law.
Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer and chairman Lindsay Maxsted. We could expect more of such folk but it might be more constructive to look for ways to help them do their jobs better.
Board directors of our biggest companies simply aren't equipped to take on management. An idea floated 50 years ago could help.
Cyclists take over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during a Critical Mass protest event in 2000.
City of Sydney Archives: Tim Cole 'Circular Quay' Collection: 87824
In 1999, ahead of World Trade Organisation protests, a group of Australian activists created the first open internet publishing platform. This technology is the basis of the internet we know today.
We’re having children seven years later, getting married is eight years later, buying homes nine years later, and increasingly retiring without them.
Josh Frydenberg's review of the retirement income system will have to consider the growing hole caused by our decisions to delay buying homes for longer and longer.
On Thursday air pollution levels in Sydney reached hazardous levels for the second time in a week.
Smoke haze appears to make it hard for participants in financial markets to make the right decisions. The finding has far-reaching implications.
Win-win? No-one would be worse off under the UNSW proposal. Over time it should pay for itself.
High income families could get up to $1,080 per year, others $618, but it could still be worthwhile.
Improving the provision of NDIS plans is a good thing. But in some parts of Australia, having a plan doesn’t always mean being able to access services.
The government has announced several 'practical changes' to the NDIS. While these edge the scheme in the right direction, some impracticalities continue to underpin it.
Detention camps in Syria hold about 100,000 Syrian and foreign family members of IS suspects.
The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.
Defective apartment buildings aren’t just affecting the evacuated residents – the whole sector is suffering from a crisis of confidence.
The difficulty of finding out about building defects creates an information deficit that threatens public confidence and stability in the apartment market. NSW has begun work on a solution.
Last year fire storms raged across California. Similar conditions could become more likely for Australia.
Giovanni is interested in how meteorological processes operate at multiple spatial and temporal scales to control air pollution events, and how this influence is mediated by topographic variation and characteristics of the urban environment. His current r
Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.
Australia could achieve higher economic growth through more population growth and lower taxes, but at the expense of equality, fairness and the environment.
A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.
Wesley Enoch’s Sydney Festival has placed First Nations people and artists at its heart.
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Australia's three major summer festivals in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide give an interesting insight into how festival programming is changing – or not.