Health and Safety measures must be stringent

Editorial One Issue 387 March 1, 2018 “We know the future, it’s both challenging and opportune,” wrote Dawn Emling, Global Head of ESG Institute (VP), Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters in a recent issue of The Economist. “On the one hand, we face an increase in natural-resource constraints, political polarisation and demographic instability. On the other hand, the…

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Our entrepreneurs are trail blazers

Editorial Two Issue 387 March 1, 2018 Today (March 1), we launch our Business Awards, calling for entries. The Eleventh Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (INLIBA) has 15 categories, with the addition of ‘Business Excellence in Health and Safety,’ reflecting the growing importance of economic, social and moral responsibility of private sector undertakings. Unique in its extent and format,…

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Barnaby Joyce Affair boosts Shake-The-Tree Journalism

Denis Muller Melbourne, Australia The Barnaby Joyce saga has given a great boost to what might be called ‘shake-the-tree’ journalism: you shake the tree by running a sensational story and see what falls out. The Daily Telegraph’s original public-interest case for publishing the first story of Joyce’s relationship with ex-staffer Vikki Campion was weak when weighed against the privacy intrusions on Joyce,…

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Jurisprudence should hammer down perjury

Editorial Two Issue 386 February 15, 2018 Twelve years ago, high profile Criminologist and Canterbury University Professor of Associate Philosophy Greg Newbold told a Seminar in Auckland that there should be tougher penalties for perjury to reduce miscarriages of justice. “On many occasions, the judiciary did not take perjury or evidence-tampering seriously enough,” he told delegates at the Seminar organised…

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People before Party safeguards democratic principles

This is a voice against ‘Waka-Jumping’ legislation Peter Dunne Politics often has an irony about it and is frequently accompanied by a good dose of hypocrisy, interspersed with occasional moments of sanity and sound decisions. All these elements were on display as Parliament resumed last week. The first action the House of Representatives took after its return was to introduce…

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Hinduism grows in Australia

Rajen Zed Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia during 2011-2016, raising the numbers of Hindus to 440,300, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) press statement, referring to 2016 Census of Population and Housing. The Hinduism is now the fourth largest religion in Australia after Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Median age of Australian Hindus is 31, about 92% of…

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