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Transcript of the keynote speech delivered by HRH The Prince of Wales at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on 22 January 2020.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am most touched that Professor Klaus Schwab should have invited me to be with you as we mark the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum and its mission to “improve the state of the world”. It is this mission, and the urgent need to shape the next 50 years, that has inspired me to be…

Tim Berners-Lee unveils global plan to save the web

An article by Ian Sample, Science Editor of The Guardian published 25 November 2019  ……………………………………………………………………………………. The inventor of the world wide web calls on governments and firms to safeguard it from abuse and ensure it benefits humanity. Sir Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global action plan to save the web from political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other malign forces that threaten…

‘We keep men’s secrets’: sleazy politicians and crude bosses still plague us by Virginia Trioli published 9 November 2019 in the Sydney Morning Herald

Virginia Trioli is host of Mornings on ABC Radio Melbourne, and was a founding co-anchor of ABC TV’s News Breakfast. Generation F: Why We Still Struggle With Sex and Power (Simon & Schuster, $25) is an update of her 1996 book, Generation F, and is out 15 November 2019. It was a table for two, tucked down the back of a discreet and exclusive restaurant perched…

Dutch Historian Rutger Bregman berates billionaires at World Economic Forum over tax avoidance

Follow this link to the YouTube recording of the recent panel discussion on this subject. ‘I hear people talking the language of participation, justice, equality and transparency but almost no one raises the real issue of tax avoidance, right? And of the rich just not paying their fair share’ Bregman tells the panel. ‘It feels like I’m at a firefighters…

The banking royal commission – some comments by Commissioner Kenneth Hayne – 4 February 2019

The responses and recommendations made in [the final] report will attract varied responses. Those who oppose change will appeal to real or supposed difficulty in altering present arrangements. Reference will be made to change bringing ‘unintended consequences’. That argument is easily made because it has no content; the ‘consequences’ feared are not identified. But choices must now be made. The…

Fact-checking Trump’s lies is easy, he tells the same ones all the time.

Daniel Dale is the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star. The newspaper’s live tally of Trump’s false claims has a dedicated website. It is worth a visit! The following article is by DanielDale and was published on 26 November 2018. I’ve made it my mission to fact-check every word Donald Trump utters as president. That means trying to watch every…

Australian Egg Industry Community Research

CSIRO’s Australian Egg Industry Community Research – 2018 Report was released on 30 October 2018 and can be downloaded here. Australian Eggs commissioned the research to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the egg industry and the community. The report describes the key findings from a national community survey conducted by the CSIRO in August and September 2018.…