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David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn: 'For heaven's sake, man, go!' - The…

30-06-2016 Australia The Editor

David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn: 'For heaven's sake, man, go!' - The Sydney Morning Herald

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Scotland still attends EU summit Motorcyclist hurled over highway overpass Missing wine stumps police Brexit: Australia's track record a safe one Regrets, Turnbull must have a few Replay video Brexit: Cameron tells Corbyn to go British Prime Minister David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn that it is not in the national interest for the leader of the opposition Labour Party to remain in his post. PT0M43S 620 349 London: Pressure intensified on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign on Wednesday, with Britain's outgoing prime minister, the country's last Labour prime minister and Mr Corbyn's predecessor as Labour leader all urging him to step aside. The calls came just a day after Mr Corbyn suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of his fellow Labour MPs, with 172 of them expressing no confidence in his...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Ray Currier's Gold Coast violent arrest won't bring charges: CCC - Bri…

30-06-2016 Australia The Editor

Ray Currier's Gold Coast violent arrest won't bring charges: CCC - Brisbane Times

Police won't face criminal charges over the violent arrest of a Gold Coast grandfather, Queensland's corruption watchdog says. The Crime and Corruption Commission recommended disciplinary action against some of the officers involved in the January 2015 arrest of 51-year-old Ray Currier, his transportation to the watchhouse and "other interactions". Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:48 Police bashing caught on camera Video duration 00:55 Cat yoga: a new workout Video duration 00:24 Concerns for missing Emma Video duration 01:21 Lockout laws to cost jobs Video duration 01:30 Chris Davis sues for $1.2m Video duration 01:06 Sally Pearson 'numb' after injury Video duration 00:36 Whales welcomed to Queensland Police bashing caught on camera RAW VISION: Ray Currier is punched repeatedly by Gold Coast police who believed he...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Corryn Rayney murder: Cold case review fails, police say 'insufficient…

30-06-2016 Australia The Editor

Corryn Rayney murder: Cold case review fails, police say 'insufficient evidence to charge anyone' - ABC Online

Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney has lashed out at police after the failure of a cold case review into the unsolved 2007 murder of his wife Corryn, describing it as "extremely distressing". Key points:All lines of inquiry into Corryn Rayney murder exhausted: police 92 people investigated as part of Operation DelvePolice did not tell us about outcome: Lloyd Rayney WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said despite the 12-month review by a team of 23 investigators, codenamed Operation Delve, there was "insufficient evidence to charge any person with an offence in relation to Corryn Rayney's murder"."Despite the volume of work undertaken it's an unfortunate reality of cold cases that the passage of time has taken its toll," he said."Some aspects of the case could not be revisited,...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Queensland horror crash on Pacific Motorway leaves all southbound lane…

30-06-2016 Australia The Editor

Queensland horror crash on Pacific Motorway leaves all southbound lanes closed - Yahoo7 News

!-- div class="byline-image" Caity Stone - Yahoo7 News on June 30, 2016, 3:32 pm Video Queensland horror crash on Pacific Motorway !-- property: aunews-mp | module: multipass-article-body-fasttrack | flavour: V2 | health: ok --A truck and car have collided on the Pacific Motorway near exit 82 at Robina on the Gold Coast.Currently all southbound lanes closed on the busy motorway, with traffic continuing to build. Video Horror crash on Pacific Motorway leaves all southbound lanes closed Queensland Police have advised that they and other emergency services are on scene of a "serious traffic crash" involving multiple vehicles.Source: Facebook/Paul Allsop.A scene from the horror smash on the Gold Coast. Source: 7 News.They have also...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Wicked Campers: David Leyonhjelm tells women's rights activist to 'STF…

30-06-2016 Australia The Editor

After becoming the butt of a Chaser joke for his support of Wicked Campers' controversial slogans, Senator David Leyonhjelm has lashed out at a women's rights activist, telling her to STFU (shut the f*** up) on Twitter.The Liberal Democrats senator had said slogans on the vans like "A wife: an attachment you screw on the bed to get the housework done" are freedom of speech and "you need to be a particularly wowserish type of person to not find them funny".Satirical comedy group The Chaser this week approached Mr Leyonhjelm with vans covered in personalised slogans including "The best thing about oral sex from David Leyonhjelm — 5 minutes of silence" for a skit.Senator Leyonhjelm reacted by telling the crew to "f*** off".On Thursday he tweeted author and women's rights activist Melinda Tankard Reist to "STFU" in response to her post about his...

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CFA chief fire officer Joe Buffone resigns - Herald Sun

30-06-2016 Australia The Editor

CFA chief fire officer Joe Buffone resigns - Herald Sun

OUTGOING CFA chief Joe Buffone says he is “absolutely gutted” after deciding he had no choice but to quit over the bitter pay dispute. Speaking on radio station 3AW this afternoon, Mr Buffone said money had nothing to do with his decision and he was being urged to stay on in his role despite him making it clear he felt it was untenable. Joe Buffone has resigned as CFA chief officer. “I wasn’t staying, and then they continually made offers of what could encourage me to stay on,” he said. “This is not about money because I have walked away from a job that I love. “I have walked away from a job I loved. I have walked away from a career that I have dedicated my life to.” He said he had formally written to the Emergency Services Minister and the new CFA CEO outlining his concerns, and had not received a response. Mr Buffone said he was “absolutely gutted” and felt hurt that there was an...Read full article on News GN Australia

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8 People Rescued From Stalled Roller Coaster 100 Feet Up in Oklahoma C…

30-06-2016 World News The Editor

Firefighters rescued eight people who got stuck on a roller coaster 100 feet above the ground in Oklahoma city. Rescue is complete at Frontier City with no injuries. 8 people were rescued from the Silver Bullet Rcoaster and will be evaluated by EMSA. — Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) June 29, 2016 The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to the scene at the western-themed amusement park Frontier City this afternoon and rescued eight passengers. No injuries were reported, according to the Fire Department's official Twitter account. In a statement, Frontier City said a train on the Silver Bullet ride stalled on the lift. The back half of the cars were able to be evacuated by park personnel, but due to the position of the train, firefighters were called in to escort the riders in the front cars to the ground. "Guest safety is Frontier City’s top priority," the park said, adding that...Read full article on News GN World

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Weekend Plans July 4 Edition: Fireworks, parades, Eno festival - WRAL.…

30-06-2016 World News The Editor

More on this By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall It’s July 4 weekend! If you’re looking for fireworks celebrations, WRAL.com’s Out & About section has a full list of them. Of course, we have lots of fireworks, but many local towns and communities also have daytime Independence Day celebrations. Here are some family fun highlights for the weekend. If you're looking for even more ideas, check our summer fun #100thingsWRAL list. Downtown Raleigh’s The ‘Works starts at noon, Monday, with a kids zone; BMX stunt shows; live music; watermelon seed spitting, ice cream eating and hot dog eating contests; and more. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. and can be viewed from areas around Fayetteville Street and the Red Hat Amphitheatre. Cary’s Independence Day Olde Time Celebration starts at 8 a.m., Monday, with a fishing tournament at Bond Park. It continues with preparations for a parade through the...Read full article on News GN World

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Istanbul terror attack: Erdogan says Turkey will not be divided - CNN

30-06-2016 World News The Editor

Erdogan promised the government will "not let down our people." He said by killing dozens of civilians, including women and children, the terrorists were not true Muslims."This is not Islamic. Taking one person's life means going straight to hell," he said Wednesday from the capital of Ankara, adding, "No terrorist organization will come between what we are."Erdogan's televised comments came a day after he said in a written statement that an attack during the final days of the holy month of Ramadan show the attackers had no regard for faith or values.No terror group has taken responsibility for the attack, in which three men arrived by taxi at the international terminal and launched their horror armed with rifles and suicide bomb vests. Speculation, based on the nature of the attack, has focused on the Islamic State, which has struck in Turkey before but rarely taken credit for those...Read full article on News GN World

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Trump vs. the GOP (redux) - CNN

30-06-2016 World News The Editor

Just three weeks before the party plans to coronate Trump as its 2016 standard-bearer at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the presumptive nominee is keeping up the infighting that has troubled the GOP's establishment for months.In the past two days, Trump has abandoned decades of conservative orthodoxy on trade, launched into a battle with the GOP's traditional business-lobby allies and campaign financiers -- like the Chamber of Commerce -- and slammed his former Republican presidential rivals who haven't endorsed them, saying their political careers should be over."They broke their word and in my opinion, they should never be allowed to run for public office again because what they did was disgraceful," Trump said in Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, alluding to figures like Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who signed a pledge to support...Read full article on News GN World

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Reports: US-led airstrikes kill at least 250 ISIL fighters near Falluj…

30-06-2016 World News The Editor

Reports: US-led airstrikes kill at least 250 ISIL fighters near Fallujah - USA TODAY

Iraqi security forces inspect vehicles belonging to escaping Islamic State militants outside Fallujah, Iraq.(Photo: Associated Press) Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State rocked the extremist group near the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing at least 250 suspected militants and destroying at least 40 vehicles, according to media reports. The reported strikes occurred south of the city, and are just the latest setback for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which continues to suffer devastating defeats just two years after capturing large swaths of Iraq. An unnamed U.S. defense official told FOX News that a convoy of ISIL fighters was hit as they tried to leave a neighborhood on the outskirts of Fallujah. Reuters first reported the air assault. The airstrikes come a day after three suicide bombers blasted Istanbul's Ataturk...Read full article on News GN World

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Malaysian Opposition Politician Charged With Graft - ABC News

30-06-2016 World News The Editor

A Malaysian opposition politician who has strongly criticized financial scandals involving Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption Thursday but vowed to fight on. The prosecution of Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of northern Penang state, has sparked accusations of a witch hunt by the government, which itself faces allegations of massive corruption in a multibillion-dollar scandal involving a state investment fund. His lawyer, Gobind Singh Deo, said Lim was charged with abusing his power by purchasing a house in Penang at below market value after approving the conversion of a piece of agricultural land for commercial purposes to a company owned by the house seller. Lim has led Penang, one of three states run by the opposition, since 2008 and his possible jailing is a blow to an already weakened opposition. Singh said Lim, who pleaded not guilty, faces up to 20 years in...Read full article on News GN World

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Australian market set to open higher - NEWS.com.au

30-06-2016 Business News The Editor

Australian market set to open higher - NEWS.com.au

Happy EOFY.. Another strong session for US & Euro markets In Australia, the market on Wednesday closed higher. THE Australian market looks set to open sharply higher after gains on international markets as bargain hunters continued to buy up. At 0645 AEST on Thursday, the share price index was up 64 points at 5,257. Locally, in economic news on Thursday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is due to release job vacancies figures for May and the Reserve Bank of Australia releases financial aggregates data. In equities news, ChimpChange is set to list on the ASX. In Australia, the market on Wednesday closed higher thanks to bargain hunters following the heavy selling sparked over the past few trading sessions on global economic growth concerns after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 39.1 points, or 0.77 per cent, at...Read full article on News GN Business

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Clive Palmer says he's back in the money. Bradley Kanaris - The Austra…

30-06-2016 Business News The Editor

Clive Palmer says he's back in the money. Bradley Kanaris - The Australian Financial Review

Clive Palmer says he's back in the money. Bradley Kanaris Expected royalties payments from a long-running dispute over a $10 billion iron ore project in Western Australia and a rise in the world nickel price have prompted Clive Palmer to announce he will re-open his Townsville nickel refinery in March next year. Although pundits have also written him off as a political force now that he has left parliament, the Queensland businessman said he believed the Palmer United Party would hold the balance of power in the Senate after Saturday's election. "It's all coming together pretty well for us in the business world, but we have Senate candidates in every state and we expect to be holding the balance of power after the election," Mr Palmer told The Australian Financial Review. Mr Palmer said he was planning to re-open the Yabulu refinery in March after the new operating company,...Read full article on News GN Business

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Kathmandu lifts profit guidance as much as 72pc despite warm winter st…

30-06-2016 Business News The Editor

Kathmandu lifts profit guidance as much as 72pc despite warm winter start - The Australian Financial Review

Kathmandu CEO Xavier Simonet has upgraded the adventure clothing retailer's full-year profit forecasts. Josh Robenstone Outdoor clothing and adventure wear retailer Kathmandu expects profits to rise as much as 71.5 per cent this year despite the warm start to winter. Kathmandu lifted its profit guidance on Thursday, forecasting a net profit between $NZ32 million ($30.5 million) and $NZ35 million compared with its previous guidance of $NZ30.2 million and consensus  forecasts of around $NZ29.3 million. The new guidance, which is 57 per cent to 71.5 per cent higher than last year's bottom line profit of $NZ20.4 million, sent Kathmandu shares soaring more than 18 per cent to $A1.48 in early trade on Thursday. Kathmandu said earnings before interest and tax were expected to rise as much as 60 per cent, to between $NZ49 million and $53 million, exceeding consensus forecasts around...Read full article on News GN Business

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ASX finishes sour financial year on a high note - The Sydney Morning H…

30-06-2016 Business News The Editor

ASX finishes sour financial year on a high note - The Sydney Morning Herald

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 1.8 per cent on the day, but was down 4.1 per cent for the financial year. Photo: Michele Mossop Shares skipped higher again on Thursday, as expectations increased that central banks around the world would increase stimulus and investors finished a disappointing financial year on a high.  The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index and the broader All Ordinaries Index rose 1.8 per cent and 1.7 per cent to 5233.4 points and 5310.4 points respectively on Thursday. However, for the financial year, the top 200 index was down 4.1 per cent. The anticipation of increased central bank stimulus, following the shock Brexit decision last week, had global financial markets retracing their previous dramatic losses on Wednesday night. The FTSE 100 index in London has recovered to pre-Brexit levels, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 index - a better reflection of the domestic UK...Read full article on News GN Business

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ASIC targets Chinese language home loan advertisements - The Sydney Mo…

30-06-2016 Business News The Editor

ASIC targets Chinese language home loan advertisements - The Sydney Morning Herald

ASIC said companies made claims that were potentially in breach of responsible lending rules and included possible false and misleading statements. The corporate regulator has taken action against four mortgage brokers accused of making misleading statements in Chinese-language home loan advertisements. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission said the companies agreed to change their ads following a review by the regulator.  The companies – Ace Mortgage Market, Aus Realty Group, Apex Finance & Mortgage and Trans Australia Mortgage Finance – are all based in Sydney's outer suburbs. ASIC said the companies made claims that were potentially in breach of responsible lending rules and included possible false and misleading statements, such as "lowest fixed rate" and "no proof of income".  Advertisement They were also found to be advertising the benefits of home loan...Read full article on News GN Business

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Argonaut, Euroz and Hartleys join stockbroker chorus against ASX chang…

30-06-2016 Business News The Editor

Argonaut, Euroz and Hartleys join stockbroker chorus against ASX changes - The Australian Financial Review

Perth stockbrokers are worried about changes to ASX admission rules. Jim Rice An influential group of Perth stockbrokers and lawyers say listing rule changes proposed by the Australian Securities Exchange would prevent good small companies hitting the boards and want special arrangements for mining and oil and gas explorers. The ASX has proposed a string of changes to its admission requirements, including raising the minimum net tangible asset test for a company to list from $3 million to $5 million. It would also lift the market capitalisation threshold to $20 million, up from $10 million. But Perth stockbrokers including Argonaut, Euroz, Hartleys and Patersons argue the proposed changes will have unintended consequences. Argonaut managing director Eddie Rigg said explorers did not often require large sums of capital for a drilling program, which relatively quickly determined...Read full article on News GN Business

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Election 2016: Canberra politicians' perks belong in 'days gone by' sa…

30-06-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Election 2016: Canberra politicians' perks belong in 'days gone by' says expert - The Sydney Morning Herald

Remuneration Tribunal chairwoman Anne Cahill-Lambert says some politicians' perks belong in another age. Photo: Vikky Wilkes A daily allowance of $86 paid to Canberra politicians for showing up to work at Parliament House is a perk that is out of step with modern workplace expectations, says an expert on politicians' entitlements Anne Cahill-Lambert, who chairs the ACT Remuneration Tribunal, says the entitlement belongs in "days gone by" and she would be looking at the perk if she was involved in the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal, the body that sets the level of pay and entitlements for MPs and senators. Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday that Canberra politicians have been slugging taxpayers thousands of dollars simply for driving across town to their Parliament House offices. MPs and senators who live within 30 kilometres of Parliament House can claim $86 a day, before tax,...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Foxtel's Secret City: Playing spotto a new political thriller set in C…

30-06-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Trailer: Secret City An Australian political thriller based on the novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code written by journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis. PT0M59S http://www.smh.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-4fmho 620 349 May 27, 2016 Quick, quick, I've got to get home ... the premiere of Secret City is about to air … who are these idiots running across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge .. get out of the way … ahh, maybe not so close to the railing there dude .. you didn't have to jump into the lake to avoid me .. what's going on? Secret City is what's going on, Foxtel's latest Showcase mini-series shot here in town and inspired by the books by political journalist Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis (I've known Chris for 25 years, worked with him on my first night here at The Canberra Times). He knows how to tell a good story, this is going to be good. First up,...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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McGowan's magic demystifies Canberra by empowering Indi's people - Far…

30-06-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

STRONG language has been used to characterise some of the colourful candidates contesting Indi at this year’s federal election but nobody has described the incumbent member Cathy McGowan as a magician – until now. Propelled by the alluring charms of her orange army, the independent MP stole the north-eastern Victorian electorate out from under Liberal Sophie Mirabella at the 2013 election by just 431 votes. There’s been no love lost between the two women ever since with Ms Mirabella nominating this year to try and reclaim the seat she held for 12-years, while the National party’s challenger Marty Corboy is also making strong claims. But Ms McGowan has an ace on table and a few others up her sleeve that the other two leading candidates would love to be playing, to gain an edge, during this year’s tense and tight campaign. Over the past three years, she’s been sharing and giving Indi...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Revealed: the $65000 gender pay gap at the top of politics and public …

30-06-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Revealed: the $65000 gender pay gap at the top of politics and public service - The Canberra Times

Australian women performing top jobs in business and the public service are being out-earned by their male fellow bosses by an average of $65,000 a year, figures from the Tax Office reveal. The average wage gap, adjusted for hours worked, is about 19 per cent. Illustration: Andrew Dyson Female politicians are trailing their male colleagues by an average of $60,000, according to the latest ATO figures. Women in middle and second-tier public sector management roles are more than $20,000 worse off each year than men with the same job descriptions. Nearly 154,000 Australians described themselves as chief executive officers, executive directors, managing directors, public service departmental secretaries or deputy secretaries in their 2013-2014 tax returns. But nearly 112,000 of those individuals were men and they declared average taxable incomes of nearly $182,000 compared with an...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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House of Cards to Scandal: Political scientists rank top 10 TV shows f…

30-06-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

House of Cards to Scandal: Political scientists rank top 10 TV shows for election 2016 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Top 10 political TV shows The ten best political TV shows have been selected by an 'Election Watch' University of Melbourne panel, and they're not what you might expect. PT1M31S http://www.smh.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-4giyj 620 349 June 15, 2016 If you're a political junkie who loves a bit of Netflix and chill, there's no shortage of viewing options, from The West Wing to Scandal. But which shows are the most realistic? Danish series Borgen was the top-rated political show among academics. Fans of House of Cards will certainly recall many times when Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood pushes the confines of reality. Advertisement Thanks to the political academics at Melbourne University, we now have a definitive list of the 10 most realistic shows which make for great viewing ahead of the July 2 election. Surprisingly, the number one show wasn't...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Politics: The books you need to get your head around the federal elect…

30-06-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Politics: The books you need to get your head around the federal election - The Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten shake hands at the People's Forum debate in Sydney in May. Photo: Andrew Meares   Election 2016 is the same as, but different from, each of the 44 federal elections preceding it – a case of "continuity with change" as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vapidly commented in another context. Two leaders are vying to be prime minister. They offer variants – in certain areas, crucial ones – on the mostly centrist policy fare that has served Australia passably for more than a century. Illustration: Andrew Dyson But time has speeded up. Technology has changed things, including the press. Of the three main media empires voters have traditionally turned to for long-form political journalism – the Murdoch media, the Fairfax media and the ABC – the first now advocates for the political right, the second risks content anorexia as...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Rush to dam northern Australia comes at the expense of sustainability …

30-06-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

Ahead of the election, the major parties have released different visions for developing northern Australia. The Coalition has committed to dam projects across Queensland; Labor has pledged to support the tourism industry. These pledges build on the Coalition’s A$5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, a fund to support large projects, starting on July 1. The Coalition has pledged A$20 million to support 14 new or existing dams across Queensland should the government be returned to power, as part of a A$2.5 billion plan for dams across northern Australia. Labor, meanwhile, will redirect A$1 billion from the fund towards tourism, including eco-tourism, indigenous tourism ventures and transport infrastructure (airports, trains, and ports). It is well recognised that the development of northern Australia will depend on harnessing the north’s abundant water resources....Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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​Are customers connecting with your sustainability message? - CMO

30-06-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

​Are customers connecting with your sustainability message? - CMO

Panel discusses how to engage with customers on issues around sustainability using the right language The rising trend of sustainable corporate practises and eco-friendly business models are changing the way businesses communicate with customers, but is the message getting across? Experts at the Sustainable Brands Event 2016 in Sydney discussed how businesses need to rethink their marketing message to consumers and why the language some businesses adopt might not be working. CEO of eco-capitalist and upcycling company TerraCycle, Tom Szaky, said there is a big difference in what businesses think consumers value and what consumers actually understand. “Things like how a product is made usually gets undervalued by consumers," he explained. "You need to find out what your consumers value – and it may not be the first thing you initially have on your list." According to Szaky, coffee is...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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New Green Square aquatic centre and park to make sustainability histor…

30-06-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

New Green Square aquatic centre and park to make sustainability history - Architecture and Design

The largest aquatic centre to be built in Sydney since the 2000 Olympics will strive for the most ambitious sustainability target ever set for the type of facility. Andrew Burges Architects, in conjunction with Grimshaw Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean Landscape Architecture (TCL), is at the head of the development which proposes to repurpose an underused industrial site in Zetland into an aquatic and recreation centre and a public park. Specifically, Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre (GPARC) will incorporate a 7,000sqm aquatic and fitness centre with three pools and fitness facilities, and an adjacent 16,500sqm park consisting of a synthetic sports field, playground, skate areas, fitness stations, amenities buildings, BBQ areas and landscaping.  Andrew Burges initial site model won a design competition back in 2014 and is inspired by Sydney beaches The designers are...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Eileen Fisher's Journey to 100 Percent Sustainability - Triple Pundit …

30-06-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

Eileen Fisher's Journey to 100 Percent Sustainability - Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

When Eileen Fisher was a kid she was shy, had crossed eyes and mentally spaced out a lot. No one knew she she was speaking to them because she didn’t look directly at the person to whom she spoke. She wasn’t exactly someone you would picture as being the future CEO of a leading fashion company. But she did it, and she spoke about her journey to 100 percent sustainability at the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference. During Fisher’s early career as an interior and graphic designer, she struggled to find clothes that she felt comfortable wearing. She would literally get sick when she had to shop. Then, one trip to Japan changed her life forever. She fell in love with the kimono, a garment that’s over 1,000 years old. It was simple, timeless and comfortable. Five years later, Fisher began to create garments modeled after the kimono. “I was an uncomfortable person so I needed comfortable...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Volkswagen's $15 billion lesson on the stakes of sustainability - Gree…

30-06-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

Volkswagen is a very expensive lesson on the stakes of making good on sustainability claims. The public backlash has already been swift, but the concrete financial toll of European automotive giant Volkswagen's deliberate manipulation of diesel emission testing revealed last fall is starting to crystallize. A $14.7 billion settlement announced yesterday for the owners of some 475,000 impacted U.S. cars. The company, once lauded for its sustainability efforts on corporate rankings like the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, is now No. 2 on the dubious list of the costliest corporate environmental misdeeds in history behind BP's $20 billion Gulf Oil Spill payout finalized last year. In addition to the very visible green marketing fall from grace for allegedly "clean" diesel cars, the 11-figure financial penalty reflects a new precedent for regulatory crackdowns — and this is all in...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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How Agrible is Making it Easier for Growers to Measure their Sustainab…

30-06-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

How Agrible is Making it Easier for Growers to Measure their Sustainability Practices - Chicago Inno

Sustainability is a wonderful thing to talk about, but so far, from a grower’s perspective, it’s been perceived as a bit of a burden In today’s world, more and more consumers are asking questions about the sustainable sourcing of the food they buy. But this critical information can ultimately come from one source only — the grower. Agrible, a Champaign, Illinois-based agtech startup specializing in predictive analytics software for growers, wants to make it easier for growers to measure and communicate their sustainable practices with their newest tool, the Sustainable Sourcing Yield Program. The new tool will be an addition to the Morning Farm Report, Agrible’s flagship infrastructure that provides data insights to growers. “We’re helping the producer to communicate their story to the downstream consumers that may have no idea of how that crop is produced,” said Jeff Peters,...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Olympics-Golfers dream of green jackets, not Olympic gold - McIlroy

30-06-2016 Health News The Editor

June 30 (Reuters) - An Olympic gold medal was not the pinnacle of the sport for golfers according to world number four Rory McIlroy, and he had no concerns about his decision to withdraw from the Rio de Janeiro Games. The Northern Irishman withdrew from the Rio Games last week, citing concerns about the Zika virus, though he also told British media the Olympics were not one of his goals. "Most other athletes dream their whole lives of competing in the Olympics, winning an Olympic gold, and we haven't," McIlroy told British media. "We dream of winning Claret Jugs and we dream of winning green jackets (at Augusta National). "I've said to people I have four Olympic Games a year. That's my pinnacle. That's what I play for. That's what I'll be remembered for." Australia's world number one Jason Day, Fiji's Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, have also pulled out due to...Read full article on News YH Health

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Golfers dream of green jackets, not Olympic gold: McIlroy

30-06-2016 Health News The Editor

(Reuters) - An Olympic gold medal was not the pinnacle of the sport for golfers according to world number four Rory McIlroy, and he had no concerns about his decision to withdraw from the Rio de Janeiro Games. The Northern Irishman withdrew from the Rio Games last week, citing concerns about the Zika virus, though he also told British media the Olympics were not one of his goals. "Most other athletes dream their whole lives of competing in the Olympics, winning an Olympic gold, and we haven't," McIlroy told British media. "We dream of winning Claret Jugs and we dream of winning green jackets (at Augusta National). "I've said to people I have four Olympic Games a year. That's my pinnacle. That's what I play for. That's what I'll be remembered for." Australia's world number one Jason Day, Fiji's Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, have also pulled out due to concerns over...Read full article on News YH Health

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Tango therapy lifts spirits of Argentine mental patients

30-06-2016 Health News The Editor

Buenos Aires (AFP) - The shadows of barred windows make the Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital seem especially soulless, but then the syncopated beats of tango music fill the air. For a handful of residents at the Borda hospital, the daily shuffle in line for medication has given way to the sensual steps of Argentina's classic dance. The twice-monthly class is called "We are all crazy about tango." "People with mental illnesses tend to be passive receptors, but in tango they are transmitters," dance teacher Laura Segade said. "We try to make the man feel like a man and see himself as one. He comes to the class as a patient and leaves as a pupil, with a smile on his face." Borda is Argentina's biggest public men's psychiatric hospital. The female dance partners are tango enthusiasts from outside. Hospital psychiatrist Guillermo Honig says tango exercises patients' creativity and body...Read full article on News YH Health

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Shire says ADHD drug meets main goal of study

30-06-2016 Health News The Editor

(Reuters) - Irish drugmaker Shire Plc said a study testing an experimental drug to treat attention-deficit disorder met the main goal, bringing the drug one step closer to approval in the United States. The company's shares were up 3 percent at 4381 pence at 12.52 GMT on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Shire's U.S.-listed shares were up 3 percent at $176.28 in light premarket trading on the Nasdaq. Shire, which sells Vyvanse and Intuniv to treat Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), has focused on developing treatments for the condition that affects about 4 percent of the U.S. population. Data showed both doses of the experimental drug, SHP465, were better than a placebo in treating patients with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Shire said. Shire, which sponsored an awareness campaign on ADHD that included Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine in 2011, said if...Read full article on News YH Health

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'Drunkorexia' phenomena prominent in young Australian women - ABC Onli…

30-06-2016 Health News The Editor

More than half of female university students in Australia are skipping meals before a big night out so they can save calories for alcohol, an Adelaide study has found. Key points:Young women feel the need to drink but stay thin, study findsDrunkorexia involves skipping meals in order to save calories for alcoholAustralia has higher incidence of drunkorexia than America The study, by PhD student and researcher Alissa Knight at the University of South Australia, looks into the social phenomena dubbed "drunkorexia".Ms Knight said drunkorexia was the combination of two social cultures in Australia involving binge drinking and a desire to be thin."It's a new phenomena and it sort of involves the use of distorted eating, such as starvation, dietary restriction, purging, vomiting, excessive exercise ... for the sole purpose of saving calories for...Read full article on News GN Health

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Medical cannabis to be trialled in treatment of melanoma at the Univer…

30-06-2016 Health News The Editor

Medical cannabis to be trialled in treatment of melanoma at the University of Canberra - The Canberra Times

Scientists in Canberra will develop a new treatment for skin cancer using medicinal-grade cannabis, with clinical trials to begin in the ACT next year. The University of Canberra has signed a million-dollar deal with Cann Pharmaceutical Australia to develop a new treatment for the 50,000 Australians living with melanoma. Professor Sudha Rao will lead the two-year research project which aims to create an immunotherapy treatment to complement traditional chemotherapy. Photo: Supplied The two-year research project, led by molecular and cellular biologist Professor Sudha Rao, will examine how cannabis can be used in combination with radiation and other therapies to treat cancer. Cann Pharmaceutical Australia's managing director Andrew McCrea said the first results of the clinical trials could be known as soon as next year. Medical grade cannabis will be trialled alongside chemotherapy...Read full article on News GN Health

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