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  • Two issues where Australians and Americans diverge

    • October 28, 2016
    • Neer Korn

    While Australians will only reluctantly agree on it, their outlook, values and culture bears much that is similar to that of their US counterparts. Many of the shows they watch, music they listen to, books they read, movies they download and brands they love, are American. But the differences are also abundant and there are two issues in particular that leave Australians simply perplexed at their trans-Pacific allies – gun laws and the phenomena that is Donald Trump.

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    28

  • Wish we became a smarter nation

    • February 2, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    According to a recent global start up index Sydney ranks pretty well as a city that fosters technology innovation, coming in at number 12 (with Melbourne not far behind at number 18). This is news that would surprise most Australians and something they long to hear. They lament that our country is renowned for exporting primary industry rather than clever ideas. We wish we became a smarter nation.

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  • Time for politicians to ditch the script

    • December 10, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    It’s fair to say that the theatre of politics exhausts Australians. It’s predictable and nasty; filled with condescension, hyperbole and feigned outrage. It’s juvenile, and all that negativity, inevitably, has an impact. For some time Australians have been telling their politicians to play nice. To focus less on the script and tell it like it is. To oppose and criticise when it is right do so but to also exhibit some decorum and acknowledge a good idea wherever it might come from.

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    10

  • The Glass Wall Requires a Pregnant Pause

    • November 4, 2013
    • Neer Korn

    The struggle for work life balance continues unabated with mums simply accepting that “you just can’t have it all.” A career means sacrifice at home and a family focus means sacrificing a career, and both entail guilt at not meeting societal expectation. What women are asking for is a “pregnant pause” from work for several years that ensures they are not sacrificing their career trajectory.

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    04