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Job Cuts at Spotify

Following two previous job cuts this year, the first in January, then in May, Spotify have announced their third workforce slash. Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify favours the term “right sizing”, laying off 1500 workers, which makes up 17% of the total workforce. Amid rising costs to platform subscription, these continuous lay offs come as …

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Telstra’s oversight failures pose bushfire season risks

Telstra is in serious Danger of receiving heavy fines for a lack of oversight and management. After it was found that the Telco didn’t supply sufficient customer data to the Integrated Public Number Database, which could have serious consequences come bushfire season.   Image: Image by Cloudfront Produced By: Gabriel D’Angelo Featured In Story: Nerida …

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Australian call for stronger climate action gains momentum among faith groups

Climate action is one of the biggest challenges we’re facing, and in Australia, the community wants a better plan to tackle the issue. A grassroots group called the Faith Ecology Network has written to the Federal Environment Minister, Tania Plibersek, urging greater protection of the environment. Environmental protest is gaining momentum across faith groups and …

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Heightened climate change concerns amongst young people: survey

In a new youth survey by Mission Australia, Young people are deeply concerned about environmental issues. Almost a quarter of respondents express significant personal concern about climate change. The survey reveals that after the environment, equity and discrimination  and economic matters are also high-priority issues. The challenges faced by young people, including mental health, and …

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A New Weapon Against Shingles

On the first of November a new Shingles from British Biotech and pharmaceutical Company GlaxoSmithKline. The new vaccine named Shingrix® will replace the previously available Zostavax® and the Shingrix® has been made free to five million Australians who have been deemed the most venerable to Shingles. The vaccine which needs two doses will cost the …

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