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POWER PLAYERS: Meet 11 American Express execs leading the card giant's digital payments and small-business lending push

The adoption of digital payments has taken off amid the coronavirus pandemic, as consumers look to avoid cash. American Express, both a card network and credit issuer, is riding the digital wave with products like contactless cards, partnerships with players like Venmo, and QR codes to pay. And now, the card giant is eyeing an acquisition of small business lender Kabbage, according to Bloomberg. From fraud monitoring to credit decisioning to exploring new ways to pay, here are the 11 power pla...
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Woman without mask allegedly pushed against wall by police in Australia

Police in Australia have referred an arrest to its standards unit after footage emerged appearing to show a male officer pushing a woman up against a wall with his hands on her throat on Monday.
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Private-equity giants like Carlyle are inking more deals in Asia. Here are the areas where they see the most investing opportunity.

Some of the biggest private-equity firms are pointing to Asia as a bright spot in their investment portfolios throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The region, including China, Korea, India, Japan and Australia, has recovered more quickly than the U.S. and PE execs are striking deals there to put capital to work.  Some of the biggest deals this year include Jio, an Indian telecom company, and, a Chinese classified ad website.  Executives told Business Insider about where they see opportu...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, India, US, Trends, United States, Korea, Berkshire Hathaway, Donald Trump, KKR, Clifford Chance, General Atlantic, Silver Lake

Back to school sale: Students can join Extra Crunch for $50 per year

The summer is coming to an end, and fall is almost here. Which means it’s time for students to “return” to school. To help those looking to get ahead, we are offering an annual Extra Crunch membership to students for $50 off. That’s a full year of Extra Crunch for only $50 (plus tax). You’ll also be grandfathered in at the discounted price for future years until you cancel. Make the most of your curriculum with Extra Crunch startup intelligence at your disposal.  How to claim the discount: ...
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Worker fired for mocking company pay with Downfall meme awarded $200k

In 2018, BP refinery worker Scott Tracey posted a Downfall parody on Facebook to mock the company's salary negotiations. So it fired him, claiming it was "highly offensive and inappropriate". Two years later he has emerged victorious from an unfair dismissal case filed against BP in Australia, forcing the company to reinstate him and pay him $200,000 in lost wages, bonuses, pension contributions and tax contributions. Downfall parodies, taken from the 2004 movie of the same name, show Hitler's f...
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Australia: NSW Water Regulator Flexes Its Muscles In NSW: Prosecution Launched Against Whitehaven's Mining Oper - Johnson Winter & Slattery

The introduction of the NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) in 2017 marked a shift towards far greater scrutiny of compliance by water users with the complex web of water laws and regulation
Tags: News, Australia, Slattery, Whitehaven, NRAR

Australia: What's In A Name? Much More Than You Think - Davies Collison Cave

Music history is replete with examples of artists and bands pivoting to alternate names for all manner of reasons.
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Australia: Update – Virtual Hearings In The Federal Court Of Australia During The Coronavirus Disruption - Davies Collison Cave

We have subsequently published two articles reporting on six recent decisions of the Federal Court concerning applications to adjourn virtual hearings.
Tags: News, Australia, Federal Court

Australia: Which RPM Notifications Have Been Successful And Why? - Johnson Winter & Slattery

Resale price maintenance (RPM) has traditionally been regarded as anti-competitive because it can mute price competition between retailers, resulting in higher prices for consumers...
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Victoria's coronavirus death toll climbs to 246 as senior officials grilled at inquiry

Premier Daniel Andrews reports 331 new Covid-19 cases across state and says there are now 1,185 infected healthcare workersAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots listState by state Covid restrictions; Melbourne stage 4 restrictions: Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailAnother 19 people have died from Covid-19 in Victoria, taking the state’s death toll to 246, as the premier, Daniel Andrews, and other senior officials faced question...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Andrews, Vic, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Australia: Are you fit and proper or only of good fame and character? - Holley Nethercote

Discusses new Fit & Proper Person test. How is it different from Good Fame & Character? What if I have an AFSL? Key takeouts.
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Australia: Ban on conflicted remuneration for mortgage brokers and intermediaries – delayed but on its way - Holley Nethercote

This article focuses on the newly introduced ban on conflicted remuneration for mortgage brokers and mortgage intermediaries.
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Australia: RG 132: Financial services compliance systems for wholesale managed funds - Holley Nethercote

What does ASIC require for compliance under RG132? General guidance about compliance management systems.
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Australia: Inside track: Superannuation, funds management & financial services – In the media, in practice & courts, cases & legislation - Holding Redlich

Links to media releases, in practice & courts, cases & laws relating to superannuation, funds management & financial services.
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Stunning 'reverse waterfall' filmed near Sydney

Wild weather on the New South Wales coast in Australia has blown waterfalls upstream.
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'Reverse waterfall' captured near Sydney

Wild weather on the New South Wales coast in Australia has blown waterfalls upstream.
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Australia: New personal liability for committee members of incorporated associations applies now - Bennett & Philp Lawyers

Members of associations must be aware of potential personal liabilities claims made pursuant to Part 5.7B which apply now.
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Australia: Perpetual motion: the concept that keeps on giving and giving…and giving… - Shelston IP

Whilst they may understand the laws of thermodynamics, this does not stop inventors from claiming to have achieved the impossible.
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Australia: Interim report of second independent review of Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act examined - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Latest report critical of both operation of the Act & the extent to which it is seen to be achieving its objectives.
Tags: News, Australia, Westgarth, Commonwealth Environment Protection

Slaughter of Australian cattle in Indonesia investigated after distressing video released

Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council CEO says killings in the video are inappropriate and unacceptable Federal agencies are investigating the slaughter of Australian cattle in the Indonesian province of Aceh after distressing new video footage emerged.Animals Australia on Friday made a complaint to the department of agriculture about the alleged breaches at two facilities which the activist group said involved practices first exposed in 2011. The footage was gathered in late July and early Au...
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Coronavirus: Australia's Northern Territory extends border restrictions for virus hotspots

The virus-free Northern Territory will continue to ban visitors from Victoria and New South Wales.
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New Zealand to host West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh during home season

A visit by the Australia Women's team is also in the early stages of planning
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Former Australia wicketkeeper Lorna Beal dies aged 96

She played seven Tests between 1948 and 1951
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Australia: Regular and systematic casual employment – when will casual employees have access to the unfair dismissal regime? - Cooper Grace Ward

The nature of casual employment continues to be subject to significant scrutiny by courts & commissions.
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Daily deals website Groupon closes New Zealand business

Daily deals online marketplace Groupon has closed its New Zealand business.The US-based firm, which launched in New Zealand and Australia in 2011, said in an email to customers that the decision had been made after a "thorough analysis... [Author: [email protected]]
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Australia: Professional sport and the dangerous recreational activity defence - Colin Biggers & Paisley

NSW court considered whether the dangerous recreational activity defence applies in the context of a professional horse race.
Tags: News, Australia, Paisley, Colin Biggers

Australia: Capital raising in the transport and logistics industry - Colin Biggers & Paisley

Link to video where Toby Norgate takes a closer look at capital rising in the transport & logistics industry.
Tags: News, Australia, Paisley, Colin Biggers, Toby Norgate

Australia: Federal Court and orders for preservation of evidence and early discovery following a shipping casualty - Colin Biggers & Paisley

Recent case contains summary of Rules of Court permitting orders about preservation & inspection of property & early discovery.
Tags: News, Australia, Federal Court, Paisley, Colin Biggers

Google Rival's Study Urges Letting Mobile Users Pick Search Defaults

Google could lose 20% of the mobile search market that it dominates if more users had the option to choose their default search provider via a preference menu, privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo argues in new research. From a report: This study fleshes out that idea and gives DuckDuckGo ammunition it can give authorities investigating Google for anticompetitive practices in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Google developed the Android operating system, which is used by roughly 80 percent ...
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Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Daniel Andrews to front Victoria's Covid inquiry as NSW school clusters have state on high alert – live news

Premier of Victoria will be the first witness called at the second sitting of the Covid-19 inquiry on Tuesday. Follow live 10.18pm BST With the federal aged care response under its own microscope, Melissa Davey has this story, from Melbourne:Two nurses working at a private hospital accepting residents from aged care homes have tested positive for Covid-19, a senior doctor says mass transportation of elderly residents to multiple hospitals is a “catastrophe waiting to happen”.
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Melissa Davey, Australian Capital Territory (ACT