Aaron Finch pours heat on one-dimensional Australian batsman

Captain Aaron Finch believes Australia’s batsmen are under pressure to keep their spots when the “one-dimensional” limited-overs team is reviewed before the next series against India. Finch admitted Chris Lynn, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell and himself would feel the heat when coach Justin Langer sat down with the one-day international …

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UK PM stares into Brexit abyss

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has come under attack from all sides, increasing the risk that her plan for leaving the EU will be voted down by parliament and thrust the UK towards a potentially chaotic “no-deal” Brexit. Less than five months before Britain is due to leave the …

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Guthrie claims ex-ABC chair harassed her

Sacked ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has claimed the man who orchestrated her firing, inappropriately touched her at a board dinner almost a year earlier. Ms Guthrie, speaking for the first time since she was fired in September halfway through her five-year-term, told the ABC’s Four Corners on Monday then-chairman …

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Aardman studio to go to employees

The founders of animation studio Aardman are transferring the ownership of their multi-award-winning company to its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton said they are transferring ownership to staff to ensure that the company retains its independence. A majority of Aardman shares will be transferred to a trust. Senior management …

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About-face for funding cut to Foodbank charity

Prime Minister Scott Morrison may overturn a $323,000 funding cut to the Foodbank charity amid warnings it may be unable to keep supplying hungry families hit by drought and other natural disasters. Mr Morrison signalled today that the cut, announced last week, may be reversed in the face of concerns …

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Gender pay gap slides, but more work to do

More companies are analysing their payrolls to identify gender pay gaps but many aren’t doing anything to bring men and women’s pay packets into line. The latest annual snapshot of Australia’s gender pay gap shows it has narrowed to 21.3 per cent, with men earning on average $25,717 more than …

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New innovation program for women, women

A new program to boost digital literacy and innovation acumen will turn girls and young women into up-and-coming entrepreneurs, the government says. The Future Female Entrepreneurs program, to be launched on Tuesday, hopes to engage 55,000 Australian girls and young women through a digital platform and in-person workshops. Mentoring will …

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