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Executive bonuses

It was obviously quiet on the news front, because the Australian‘s headline “broke” the news  that Deloitte and Medibank Private are instituting a survey to “measure employee wellbeing”.   161 more words

Finance And Business

Roadside assistance

I grit my teeth every time I pay an annual subscription to RACV for “roadside assistance”.    I can’t remember the last time I called on the RACV for help, but a family member who recently did so tells me that they took a long time to arrive and their estimates of timing were vague and  inaccurate.  111 more words

Consumer Issues

Indian currency

I changed some left-over Fijian currency back into Australian dollars at my usual currency trader.   Not unexpectedly, there was a notice on the window to the general effect that they wouldn’t accept Indian 500 or 1000 rupee notes. 206 more words

Travel

Trump ... and CBA

The dust is settling, reality is setting in:  Donald Trump is the US President-elect.

Perhaps those of us who are often troubled by “political correctness” can see his win as a reaction against this, but as against that, it looks as though there might be a lot of change and perhaps disruption in the “world as we know it”.   154 more words

Finance And Business

Non-stop to Europe?

Reports of a non-stop Perth to Europe flight have been around for a while, in that this report (and similar reports) dates from October 2015.  The idea got… 241 more words

Travel

High speed rail in America

It’s not unusual to hear America’s railways compared unfavourably to their counterparts in the Europe.  But it’s always from a passenger train perspective.    In fact, the USA is way ahead of Europe when it comes to rail freight services.    167 more words

Finance And Business

The new $5 note

The new $5 note has been around for a few weeks now but I only came across it a couple of days back.   Even though I was aware of its design in general terms, I was somewhat taken aback by just how distinctive the transparent strip is. 33 more words

Consumer Issues