Malaysia’s Najib Razak, now forced from power, may finally have to answer the tough questions

Malaysia’s Najib Razak, now forced from power, may finally have to answer the tough questions

Posted May 10, 2018 18:59:16 Photo: The $250 million Equanimity boasts a swimming pool, movie theatre and a beauty salon. (Reuters: Antara Foto/Wira Suryantala) Insofar that metaphors are needed to illustrate the graft and sleaze that accompanied the reign of Najib Razak, it is hard to see much beyond the …

Elon Musk’s refusal to answer ‘boring’ questions sinks Tesla shares; Wall Street ends mixed

Elon Musk’s refusal to answer ‘boring’ questions sinks Tesla shares; Wall Street ends mixed

Updated May 04, 2018 09:38:07 Photo: Elon Musk saw $US3 billion wiped off Tesla’s market value after he challenged analysts to: “Please sell our stock and don’t buy it.” (Reuters: Bobby Yip) Wall Street ended its day mostly lower, with disappointing earnings from big-name companies like Tesla offset by solid …

Banking royal commission: AMP’s Catherine Brenner has ‘serious questions to answer’

Banking royal commission: AMP’s Catherine Brenner has ‘serious questions to answer’

Posted April 23, 2018 09:56:23 The future of AMP chairwoman Catherine Brenner and possibly the wealth manager’s entire board is in jeopardy after admissions that it meddled with a supposedly independent report to the corporate regulator. The Australian Shareholders Association (ASA) is threatening to use its proxy voting power at …

Banking royal commissioner warns CBA for failing to answer questions about bogus financial advice fees

Banking royal commissioner warns CBA for failing to answer questions about bogus financial advice fees

Updated April 18, 2018 19:38:03 Video: Royal Commissioner warns CBA manager about obfuscation (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Answer what you’re asked’: Commissioner loses patience with CBA witness Related Story: Treasurer ‘deeply distressed’ by evidence to banking royal commission The head of the banking royal commission has slammed a Commonwealth Bank …

John Howard says a change of leader is not the answer to Liberals’ woes | Australia news

Australia’s former prime minister John Howard has issued a public warning to his colleagues to get their collective act together, saying a change of leader is not the answer to the Turnbull government’s woes. With the government bracing for the likely loss of its 30th Newspoll early next week, Howard …

Scott Morrison: new coal-fired power station not the answer | Australia news

The treasurer, Scott Morrison, has smacked down a backbench push for the Turnbull government to back a new coal plant, arguing that high-efficiency coal does not mean cheap energy, and taxpayers would also be left on the hook. Morrison used a public appearance on Wednesday to rebuff fresh positioning by …

Whose idea was it? Who took the sandpaper? The questions David Warner didn’t answer | Sport

The ground rules were laid out with a firm hand before David Warner’s arrival. Saturday’s press conference in Sydney would not descend into a circus. Questions were to be taken in an orderly fashion, one each, upon the raising of a hand. Candice, Warner’s wife, was to be left alone …

Could land-sharing be the answer for aspiring homeowners?

Could land-sharing be the answer for aspiring homeowners?

Posted March 31, 2018 07:36:34 Video: James and Alicia show off their tiny mansion (ABC News) While many young couples struggle to get a mortgage in the outer suburbs of Australia’s cities, James Galletly and Alicia Fox have created their very own tiny mansion in a mini-suburb in the bush …

Driverless cars and the 5 ethical questions on risk, safety and trust we still need to answer – Science News

Driverless cars and the 5 ethical questions on risk, safety and trust we still need to answer – Science News

The first death caused by a self-driving car highlights the many ethical challenges posed by autonomous vehicles. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was struck on Sunday by an Uber car while walking her bicycle on the road in Phoenix, Arizona. She later died from her injuries. Authorities have not yet announced whether …