Islands of confidence | The West Australian

Your child comes home with a low maths score so you immediately reach for the times table chart and start practising. It’s a common scenario — a child is struggling in a particular area and so we focus all our time and energy into bringing them up to speed. But …

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Economy needs growth technique: Frydenberg

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says Australia needs a “pro-growth strategy”, but Labor isn’t convinced the coalition’s tax cuts will be enough. The Reserve Bank of Australia will consider cutting the rate at its board meeting in two weeks, in hopes of reducing unemployment and buoying inflation. Mr Frydenberg encouraged bankers to …

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Noongar musician Phil Walleystack to perform in Geraldton

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Phil Walleystack will perform in Geraldton next week as part of National Reconciliation Week. The Noongar musician has spent the last 10 years travelling around the world, taking his upbeat fusion of pop, rock and Aboriginal sounds to the United States, Germany, France and China. With a natural …

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APRA flags tougher capital requirements

Some financial institutions may face additional capital requirements after the prudential regulator said many show the same weak risk-assessment capabilities it found last year at Commonwealth Bank. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority said boards should expect “increased supervisory scrutiny” after it found their self-assessment procedures surrounding non-financial risk were not …

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