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Take the politics out of education

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Political influence invariably seeps into every aspect of society, whether it is infrastructure, business, health care or education. Even though education should be void of political bias, that is not the case in Australia. At least Education Minister Christopher Pyne seems to think so. Kritika Seksaria reports. Mr Pyne...

Bowling us over

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The Super Bowl is an extreme event. Everything about it is extreme, from the brilliant ads which companies have spent millions to make and even more millions to air during the event, to the half time entertainment, which this year was far more entertaining than the game itself. This...

Embrace your fate

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Cultural diversity in the workplace is increasing. While some organisations are reluctant to put diversity policies in place, there is a growing wave of affirmative action leading to superior returns on investment. According to the results of a recent study conducted in 2013 by Diversity Council Australia (sponsored by...

Mis-selling by financial advisers a top ethical issue

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An annual global survey of CFA Institute members has found that concerns about mis-selling by financial advisers have increased significantly over the past year in Australia, despite the government’s stated intention to restore public confidence in the finance industry in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Almost half...

  • Bringing businesses together

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    We all love life’s little perks and privileges, but what if you could take all of them and put them into one simple program? That’s exactly what Martin Martinez has done with the launch of Entrepreneur Card.    The United States has all kinds of programs, most of them...

    How to live on Bitcoins for a week

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    Bitcoin is great when used as a secondary form of income, but exclusively living out of this digital currency is probably not a good idea just yet. Bitcoin is, for all intents and purposes, an independent form of payment, but with freedom comes price fluctuation and one might not...

    Creating the best business money can buy

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    ”All men dream: not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are the dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it...

    Philanthropy: The New Year’s resolution you’ll want to keep

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    Whether it’s getting fit, losing weight or saving money, Australians love to make New Year’s resolutions. But what if your resolution was less about yourself and more about your impact on others? What if you decided this is the year you’re going to do ‘something good’ for the world?...

  • Australia’s prestige credit cards

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    What are the most exclusive credit cards in the world? With the help of finder.com.au, you can see below. When credit cards were first developed for multi-use purposes in the 1950s, there was a stigma attached to using them. The Great Depression was not yet considered ‘history’ and folks were...

    The power of one

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    Despite a small slump in figures during the Global Financial Crisis, franchising has come out of the mire relatively unscathed and in fact the numbers for franchisors and their franchisees are looking very healthy. TGR looks at what the franchise sector can expect as we embed ourselves in the...


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