Some people have nothing better to do. Why do you think things like this happens? What's the ultimate purpose or goal and what does it achieve? Do you think it's intended to simply disrupt the school and the HSC exams, and therefore potentially carried out by students?
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"The Federal Government owns Australia Post but it operates as an independent business and does not receive funding from the Government."
So is there really a problem in providing incentives for performance and rewards for results? Isn't one of the issues with the way government operates is that it isn't run like private "for profit" enterprise?
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Have you been keeping up to date with announcements? What about what's happening in Victoria? During our daily interactions, a lot of people seem to be 'over it'... pandemic fatigue.
There was a time when clients weren't wearing masks, then they started wearing masks, and now they're not wearing masks again. Why is that? We've noticed the same behaviours on the street and on public transport as well.
If these daily announcements are starting to fall on deaf ears, can you imagine what it's like for those still living under restrictions in Victoria?
We haven't changed our COVID-19 policies or protocols and still follow them (ie, mask wearing, social distancing, minimising numbers and contact, and disinfecting 'public areas' within the office).
A little inspiration for young and old - of course it doesn't happen without sacrifice, and you won't achieve your goals (especially if you're trying to achieve passive income that you can live off) doesn't happen over night, but it all must start somewhere.
Do you remember when this happened? For the rest of us, we are reminded of these stories every now and then when they're reported in the media, but for the people involved they live it every single day of their lives... sadly, it doesn't always just happen to 'other people' and tragedy can strike anywhere.
Useless uni degrees? Does that refer to some or all? Isn't it always important to re-assess the value of tertiary education against the cost, especially opportunity cost? Of course, there's nothing stopping students from pursuing other things while studying, but how many do? Most students wait to graduate as though that's when life begins...
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Do any of these schemes actually work (ie, achieve what they're intended to achieve)? If the goal is to make property 'more affordable' to first-home buyers, the reality is that the market adjust itself to absorb the benefits (if any). So who really benefits? The buyer - or the seller?
Australia’s leading national real estate body has expressed concern that newly announced first-home buyer incentives may not be of use to many of those looking to make their initial entry into the p...
How will the Budget affect you? In reality there's only a finite amount of resources available for allocation and so naturally any change to that allocation from time to time results in 'winners' and 'losers'.
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With community transmission at a low (ie, just one within the last week isn't it?), is it safe and unnecessary to take precautions or is it just complacent and risky? Experience locally and overseas suggests that relaxing precautions or lifting restrictions can often result in a resurgence of infections. Is it too premature to say that the pandemic is over (at least in New South Wales)?
Exciting - but the reality is that it may take decades before manufacturing returns in force to Australia. For the longest time, we've been distracted by the resources sector and supporting manufacturing overseas at the expense of our manufacturing own capabilities.
Weaning people off welfare is a painful process (for people) but a necessary one (for governments). Should welfare be a safety net or a replacement for employment and income? In countries without a welfare system, the lack of income is incentive for seeking employment - and if not employment, then it's endeavour and entrepreneurship (or is it crime?)
So sad. You don't have to agree with the guy, what he says, what he does or what he represents - but for there to be people who could wish such ill on another person is just so disheartening for humanity.
Not easy out there for universities, but also spare a thought for the small businesses (especially those surrounding university campuses) that rely heavily on students for their day-to-day trade. While this period may be painful for a university, it could be fatal for a small business.
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What do you think about Google Reviews? Are they credible? Do they influence your decision about buying a product or choosing a service?
We've seen many businesses have very bad experiences with online reviews (like Google and others) simply because consumers often use it as a soapbox, and it becomes very easy for the highly critical and disgruntled, and because the moderators or owners of the review platform don't take their role or responsibility seriously and with little concern for the consequences of unsubstantiated or unfounded reviews.
In hindsight, we've also been 'tricked' by highly rated businesses which in our own experience turned out to be far from what the reviews proclaimed. Smoke and mirrors.
Have we shared this story before? Too many stories about high school dropouts becoming successful. But what are these stories really trying to tell us? Success isn't determined by success at school (or even completing it)? That school is a distraction to success in business? You can't fill a cup when it's full?
The internet has really changed the world we live in and how we live in it. The traditional concept of school, the way that we all know it, has been the same for a century or more. It hasn't really changed. Even some of the curriculum that children are studying in school has remnants of decades gone by - some which may no longer be relevant to navigating modern society. Is coding more important than calculus in the 21st century?
Coronavirus: Fourth day of no community transmission in NSWBy Olivana Lathouris • Associate Producer1:00pm Sep 29, 2020 Tweet Facebook Mail Two new cases of coronavirus have been reported in New Sou...
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Should everyone affected by the restrictions be entitled to compensation from the government? Or is this just perceived self importance/entitlement above (or at the expense of) everyone else. The responsibilities of public office are great and at times like this (the pandemic) those responsibilities are put to the test. As much as others may criticise decisions made with the community's best interest, even if it means short term pain, who else is going to step up to take this responsibility? If they think they can do better, they can always run for office.
More and more media outlets are going to get on this story. It's interesting how the public has shown an interest in this, as though it was some big secret that's suddenly been revealed. The whole concept of privilege and elitism has always existed in the world and a career in the legal profession over nearly 25 years has also been a stark reminder of this. Although merit potentially allows anyone to be accepted into law school, where you go after that and where you eventually end up can be a little different depending on where you came from and who you know.
How many other schools, both private and public, will be hoping that they don't get singled out next? The media obviously senses that there's a story to be told and once they're done with Shore, who's going to be next?
Starting to make progress?No new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, with the total number of cases in NSW remaining at 4,029.
The last time NSW had no new cases in a reporting period was on 10 June.
There were 12,333 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 12,258 in the previous 24 hours.
NSW Health thanks the community for all they have done towards reducing COVID-19 numbers, and continues to ask people to remain vigilant and come forward for testing immediately if symptoms like a runny nose, scratchy throat, cough or fever appear.
This is particularly important with the start of school holidays and increased movement of people around the state.
NSW Health is treating 68 COVID-19 cases, including three in intensive care, none of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-seven per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19: - If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay. - Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out. - Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others. - Wear a mask on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should sit in the back and wear a mask.
The world knows that these attitudes and behaviours (or similar just in different context) exist and that they're shared across demographics regardless of private or public schools regardless of TikTok or any other social media platform, right? In jest or otherwise, taking a swipe at others (or themselves) is nothing new. Don't be so shocked or appalled. The only difference is what used to happen or take place behind closed doors, the private conversations and the sniggering, is now on display for everyone to see. It's embarrassing but it's the same as it was before or always has been (and potentially always will be).
It's easy for onlookers to pass judgments and make comments, isn't it? But did they really know what it's like for Olga? All those years in an abusive and violent relationship, going through legal proceedings, and having to fight for every inch to protect herself and her children. Maybe the judgments and the comments are out of context or without empathy or understanding of what she had to endure (or what she was dealing with at the time). Maybe it's a reflection on the system that's been desensitised to the needs of individuals whose lives are dramatically (and in this case, fatally) affected by those who chose to help, or not.
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The more they reveal during this inquest, the more you realise that the horror wasn't just how it all ended but also the life they lived. Piecing together each part of the story re-tells the nightmare - so why didn't anyone (especially the authorities, or those with the power to do something about it) act or even help?
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Your home. Your family. It's supposed to be where you are the safest and most secure. But what happens when it's not? There should be zero tolerance when it comes to domestic violence.
A single offence is already inexcusable, but what about 15 reported offences? That doesn't even include everything that's happened in between that wasn't reported (or reported and just ignored). Also, it's not like these families (and not just Olga and her children) have suffered in silence for all these years. They spoke out. But no one was listening. Those responsible for ensuring the safety of others ignored the obvious signs of danger. You could say they literally put the gun in his hands.
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Has 'high school drop out' become a badge of honour? It's really just to show that completing school isn't a pre-requisite for 'success' - but how many parents actually encourage their kids to 'drop out' and pursue business goals?
Is this really a concern? Governments, corporations and other individuals (both Australian and foreign) only know as much as information as you willing disclose - even if you inadvertently disclose that information. Everyone leaves some sort of digital footprint in some way because that's just the way modern society functions. Use your mobile phone, travel in your car, tap your credit card, go to work, go to the shops, turn on your computer... and it's not just China, but right now it's the headline grabber in the midst of the Australia-China geopolitics.
What is the independent children's lawyer (ICL) supposed to do? According to the Family Court website, the ICL is "obliged to consider the views of the child, but ultimately provide their own, independent perspective about what arrangements or decisions are in the child’s best interests." In other words, they advocate for and are the voice of children caught in the middle of family law proceedings. How many times has the ICL failed the children they were supposed to protect? Between all the lawyers, family law consultants, therapists and psychologists, where does it go wrong? We're only reading about this case because of the tragic outcome and the subsequent inquest, but there are so many other untold stories happening every day.