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  • The GM Food Industry MO

    The GM Food Industry MO

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    Producing food used to be about feeding people; today it is about cost savings and production volumes. Farmers we trusted with feeding us have traded biodiversity…

  • Brand Strength Does Not = Reputation

    Brand Strength Does Not = Reputation

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    Brand strength does not equal reputation. Reputational risk is the gap between stakeholder expectations of corporate behaviour and our experience of it. Beware the company…

  • Australian Wildlife: Pests

    Australian Wildlife: Pests

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    That Tourism Australia capitalises on the value foreigners place on our wildlife proves the economic value they bring…

  • Philip Morris: The Milton Friedman Ideal

    Philip Morris: The Milton Friedman Ideal

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    It is specious to argue, as Friedman and his followers do, that businesses shouldn’t focus on anything but profit, with the assumption social welfare naturally follows…

  • Long battle (with GE, BHP, McMoRan, Dow, Rio, etc)

    Long battle (with GE, BHP, McMoRan, Dow, Rio, etc)

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    We have over time, systematically damaged the necessary biodiversity that had maintained river health for millennia, by both direct and indirect actions…

  • Don’t Ban James Hardie Directors; No One Hurt

    Don’t Ban James Hardie Directors; No One Hurt

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    On April 23rd, 2009, Justice I Gzell, presiding over a civil action brought by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) against James Hardie and its directors…

  • What is it with these people?

    What is it with these people?

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    Banks. Don’t you wish you didn’t need them? At the heart of some of our most spectacular corporate collapses, even some of our most famous frauds, you will find..

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  • Speechless

    Speechless

    Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are taken for granted in Australia. Ask anyone off the cuff, and they will tell you we have both well protected in this country. But there is a growing hypocrisy in the media

    November 27, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Power to the People: Dave vs United Airlines

    Power to the People: Dave vs United Airlines

    Twitter led the Iranian election fall out and the meltdown of Twitter itself led the news last week. But more significantly, headlining for the past few weeks has been Dave Carroll. Dave (as you would all know by now) had

    August 12, 2009 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Monitoring CGM

    Monitoring CGM

    Savvy customers buy on so much more than company generated information. If it is a big purchase, they read everything they can, including customer service ratings, the online complaints boards and...

    August 5, 2009 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Freezing of Free Speech

    The Freezing of Free Speech

    The Australian Constitution still does not have any express provision relating to freedom of speech. In fact, the Federal government has over time, increasingly restricted speech through censorship and anti-terrorism legislation and the failure to protect whistleblowers...

    July 8, 2009 | 4 comments | View Post

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