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What if the companies that profit from your data had to pay you?

What if the companies that profit from your data had to pay you?   In the largest technology companies, the share of income going to labour is only about 5 to 15%. Shutterstock   Vincent Mitchell, University of Sydney When … Continue reading

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Self-employment and casual work aren’t increasing but so many jobs are insecure – what’s going on?

Self-employment and casual work aren’t increasing but so many jobs are insecure – what’s going on? David Peetz, Griffith University That casualisation and self-employment rates are not increasing is often trotted out to dispute perceptions that workplace insecurity is growing. … Continue reading

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My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds

My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds   Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the My Health Record system will be modified to allow the permanent deletion of records. Shutterstock   Robert … Continue reading

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It’s not about money: we asked catfish why they trick people online

It’s not about money: we asked catfish why they trick people online   Our likelihood of falling victim to catfish scams is increasing along with our screen time. Shutterstock   Eric Vanman, The University of Queensland If you have engaged … Continue reading

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ACCC calls for million-dollar penalties for dodgy franchisors

ACCC calls for million-dollar penalties for dodgy franchisors EMMA KOEHN / Monday, May 21, 2018 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has used its submission to theSenate’s inquiry on the effectiveness of the franchising code to argue for powers to seek million-dollar penalties … Continue reading

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