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A J Brown

A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University. He is also a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor in the first Beattie Government, and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia: http://www.transparency.org.au

Patchy laws leave corporate whistleblowers vulnerable

Apr 29, 2016 10:12 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

In the current controversies over corporate culture, corruption and whether Australia needs a royal commission into banking, there is a huge common thread: the gap in laws that protect whistleblowers in Australias private...

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Economy

Migrant workers make up over 90 percent of Singapore's COVID-19 cases.

Industry groups in Singapore warned that a reduction in foreign workers would have numerous implications on the economy. They were reacting to a call for a change of policies with migrant workers making up over 90...

The drop was attributed to the lockdown-generated decline in the number of outbound travelers.

Overseas card spending by South Koreans reached US$3.6 billion in the first quarter, plunging 23 percent from the $4.68 billion expenditures in the same period last year. It was the sharpest year-on-year drop in...

The country's car production plunged over 90 percent duirng the pandemic.

The French government is infusing over $8.8 billion to save the countrys car industry from huge losses brought about by the lockdowns. The countrys car production plunged over 90 percent duirng the pandemic. French...

The surge in net income was due to increased interest income

South Koreas 79 savings banks reported a combined net income of 246.3 billion in the first quarter, rising 19.4 percent year-on, according to the data from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). The surge in net...

Canceled bookings cost hosts to lose thousands of dollars a month

A number of Airbnb hosts in the United States are planning to sell their properties as well as the furnishings they bought to adorn their homes due to the financial fallout from the pandemic. Canceled bookings cost...

Politics

Why is there so much furore over China's Belt and Road Initiative?

There were certainly questions asked when Victoria first signed a memorandum of understanding to join Chinas Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2018, but it wasnt until the past week that the criticism reached a fever...

Melania Trump criticized for attending POTUS' meeting with VP and Homeland Security

Melania Trump attended the briefing for the 2020 hurricane season on May 28. It was attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security agency, Emergency Management office, and NOAA, but some people raised their...

Melania Trump reportedly warned husband Donald Trump to take coronavirus seriously

Over the past several weeks and months during the coronavirus lockdown in the United States, First Lady Melania Trump has taken a more serious approach in getting Americans to comply with CDC guidelines to slow the spread....

US President Donald Trump tweets his condolences to over 100,000 coronavirus victims

The United States is the country that has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic the hardest. As the death toll has reached over 100,000, President Donald Trump tweeted out his condolences to the loved ones of the...

Joe Biden says he will likely pick his vice president by August 1

Joe Biden is yet to name his pick for his vice president. However, he said that the vetting process would likely be done by July and that he would already decide on a running mate by August 1. In an interview with CNNs...

Science

SpaceX astronaut launch: here's the rocket science it must get right

Two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will make history by travelling to the International Space Station in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. It will also be...

Asteroids: 3D simulations show how the asteroid collision struck the dinosaurs at a fatal level

The dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth millions of years ago were believed to have been wiped out by a large asteroid that collided with the planet. Recently, some simulations that researchers conducted revealed just how...

New study suggests asteroid collision did not cause extinction of the dinosaurs

It is widely believed that an asteroid collision on Earth was responsible for the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. However, a new study seems to suggest that it was not the case at all. Express reports that researchers...

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin reveals how they planted the US flag on the Moon

The historical Apollo 11 mission took place in 1969, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men on the Moon. In uncovered interview footage, Aldrin reveals something about the flag they planted on the...

NASA: Rocosmos says Russia is to begin work on new space station

As NASA and Elon Musks SpaceX program are to make their first-ever launch on American soil, this would mean NASA would no longer rely on Russian space agency Rocosmos for launching its astronauts into space. Rocosmos chief...

Technology

The coronavirus pandemic is boosting the big tech transformation to warp speed

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes that were already happening across society, from remote learning and work to e-health, supply chains and logistics, policing, welfare and beyond. Big tech companies have not...

iPhone 12: Best leaked details about Apple’s next premium smartphones

Apple has been reportedly navigating through a series of challenges with its iPhone 12 timeline. But the rumor mill has not fallen short of information and photo leaks leaving not much to the imagination of tech...

iPhone SE has one interesting advantage over iPhone X, iPhone XS

Some Apple fans might still be weighing their options on whether or not they should give up older iPhone models for the newly released iPhone SE. It might help them decide if they realize that the smartphone, albeit...

Poco F2 Pro vs. Poco X2: What’s the right Poco device to buy

After a year-long silence, the Poco brand went in stronger in 2020 now has two new devices with its name on it even before the first half of the year concludes. The Poco X2 and Poco F2 Pro are both competitive smartphones...

Nintendo Switch: ‘The Outer Worlds’ and 3 more exciting games launching in June

June is going to be a good month for Nintendo Switch users simply because of the lineup of games launching on the portable console. One that needs no introduction is The Outer Worlds, but there are several other titles...
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