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Banking royal commission: Westpac’s Brian Hartzer doesn’t know how much to repay
Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer said the bank was unable to quantify what proportion of a billion dollars in fees it will have to repay customers who were charged with services they never received because the records were so poor. The admission at the Hayne royal commission has cast fresh doubt on the viability of…
Being an amateur referee: your stories of threats and attacks, but a love of the game
Assaulted referee forgives his attackersEvery week, thousands of referees oversee grassroots matches - for the love of football and the reward of enjoying the match, but often for little financial return and a risk to their safety. While many will encounter no serious problems, others face verbal or even physical abuse by players and spectators.…
ScoMo tells big biz to pay their bills and stop treating SMEs like banks
The nation's 3000 largest businesses will be forced to pay their bills to small and medium enterprises within 20 days as a condition of future government contracts and they will have to disclose every year the details of how promptly they pay bills to these enterprises. Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the changes at the Business Council of Australia…
‘Start Here’: Stock selloff, Khashoggi. What you need to know to start your day.
It's Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Thanks for choosing to start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. Trump defends Saudi denials in Khashoggi murder Yesterday, the…
Advance Australia: we give it six months
If there's one indivisible truth about "conservative alternatives to GetUp!", it's that the blaze of mainstream media publicity they get upon their formation is inversely proportional to their success.  Someone tries this every few months. Cory Bernardi launched the defunct CanDo all the way back in 2009! George Christensen's iteration launched and fizzled. Mark Latham's didn't get far. The most professional attempt was the…