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New Zealand Labour Market Sector – Pasifika women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Labour Market Sector – Pasifika women effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today marks ‘working for free day’ for Pasifika women because of the gender pay imbalance.“The latest figures out this year show that on average, per hour of work Pasifika women are paid just 68.5% of what Pākehā men receive, and 72.3% of what all […]

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New Zealand Aviation Sector – Auckland Airport announces Board nominations

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Aviation Sector – Auckland Airport announces Board nominations

Source: Auckland Airport Auckland Airport has announced that its Board has unanimously nominated Dean Hamilton and Tania Simpson to stand for election as independent non-executive directors at its 2018 annual meeting. The nominations follow James Miller and Sir Henry van der Heyden’s pending retirement from the Board at the annual meeting in October. Both will […]

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What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University This article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key ideas in science and technology in the broader context of society and humanity. Jenny Graves – 2017 recipient of the Prime Minister’s […]

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Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Chris Wallace, ARC DECRA Fellow, Australian National University It is an historic moment for Liberal Party women. Individual complaints of sexist bullying invariably end with the lone complainant being isolated and getting crunched. But since the Liberal leadership spill, several women have spoken out and two MPs, […]

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Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Belinda Townsend, Research Fellow, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University The United States’ withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and the recent US-China tariff wars have flamed concerns that international trade is […]

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The backflip over Sydney’s marine park is a defiance of science

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The backflip over Sydney’s marine park is a defiance of science

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Technology Sydney The New South Wales government’s decision to back away from establishing no-fishing zones in waters around Sydney leaves significant question marks over the plan, which is open for public consultation until September 27. Fisheries Minister Niall Blair […]

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Can e-scooters solve the ‘last mile’ problem? They’ll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Can e-scooters solve the ‘last mile’ problem? They’ll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Neil Sipe, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Queensland As urban planners, we have not been good at integrating land uses, such as homes, shops and offices, with our transport infrastructure. Thus many people find the nearest train or bus stop is too far […]

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Vital signs: the GFC and me. Ten years on, what have we learned?

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Vital signs: the GFC and me. Ten years on, what have we learned?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW A little more than a decade on from the the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in history, many of the world’s advanced economies are only now beginning to recover fully. I was on the faculty […]

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Curious Kids: Why does English have so many different spelling rules?

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Curious Kids: Why does English have so many different spelling rules?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kate Burridge, Professor of Linguistics, Monash University This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky! You might also like the […]

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Grattan on Friday: Morrison aims to make agility his prime ministerial trademark

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Grattan on Friday: Morrison aims to make agility his prime ministerial trademark

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Strawberries and hay have provided unlikely lenses for an insight into how Scott Morrison will conduct his prime ministership from now to the election. The needles-in-the-berries contamination has been alarming for consumers and devastating for the industry. Anyone involved deserves […]

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New Zealand Hospitality Sector – NZ’s Largest Pod Hotel Set to Open in Auckland CBD

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Hospitality Sector – NZ’s Largest Pod Hotel Set to Open in Auckland CBD

Source: Impact PR A new pod hotel capable of accommodating more than 466 visitors per night is set to open in Auckland’s CBD. The four story, 386 bed hotel will have a mixture of pod style accommodation, as well as ensuite rooms and, unlike other hotels in the chain, will also be designed for a […]

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New Zealand Activism Sector – Pocket money offer for HNZ evicted tenants deeply cynical and insulting

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Activism Sector – Pocket money offer for HNZ evicted tenants deeply cynical and insulting

Source: State Housing Action Network The “pocket money” offer to state house tenants wrongly evicted from their homes based on bogus meth testing is deeply cynical and insulting. These families had their lives turned upside down by Housing New Zealand’s incompetent, abusive behaviour. They deserve the level of compensation they would receive if they could […]

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Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. But, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Vanuatu is undeterred as leading champion for the West Papuan cause and is pressing for United Nations support. After the failure of the Pacific Islands Forum to move on the […]

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Compulsory Te Reo Māori debate fails to address key problems, say critics

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Education policy, Evening Report, Featured, Language, Maori culture, Maori education, Maori language, Maori Language Week, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Compulsory Te Reo Māori debate fails to address key problems, say critics

Māori language week was celebrated last week and the key issue in the media was a debate on whether Te Reo Māori should be made compulsory in New Zealand schools. Mike Mohr of Asia Pacific Journalism reports. Amid the debate over the issue of compulsory Te Reo Māori lessons in New Zealand schools that intensified […]

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New Zealand Accountancy Sector – CA ANZ WELCOMES NEW START DATE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CGT CONCESSIONS CHANGES

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Accountancy Sector – CA ANZ WELCOMES NEW START DATE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CGT CONCESSIONS CHANGES

Source: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Following continued advocacy efforts on behalf of our members, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) welcomes Federal Parliament’s decision today to amend the commencement date for proposed changes to the Small Business Capital Gains Tax concessions. The Senate has passed a bill to amend the start […]

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Aboriginal people lived in Australia’s desert interior 50,000 years ago, earlier than first thought

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Aboriginal people lived in Australia’s desert interior 50,000 years ago, earlier than first thought

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jo McDonald, Director, Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, University of Western Australia New evidence shows that people have lived inland in Western Australia for more than 50,000 years. That’s 10,000 years earlier than previously known for Australian deserts. The finding comes from archaeological work performed […]

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Desal plants might do less damage to marine environments than we thought

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Desal plants might do less damage to marine environments than we thought

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Graeme Clark, Senior Research Associate in Ecology, UNSW Millions of people all over the world rely on desalinated water. Closer to home, Australia has desalination plants in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, and many remote and regional locations. But despite the growing size and number of […]

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Club Med And France Synergize In Promoting Winter Sports To Contribute To The Ambition Of 300 Million Enthusiasts

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Media Outreach, MIL OSI, Pacific,  /  Comments Off on Club Med And France Synergize In Promoting Winter Sports To Contribute To The Ambition Of 300 Million Enthusiasts

Source: Media Outreach Club Med Commits to Building Dreams of Future Winter Sports Aficionados by Developing Club Med Ski School in China Powered by Ecole du Ski Francais and will open a new resort in the French Alps suitable for family ski travel BEIJING, CHINA –  Media OutReach – 20 September, 2018 – Club Med is collaborating with global […]

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