This week in finance: Reporting season sets sail while RBA steady as she goes on rates

This week in finance: Reporting season sets sail while RBA steady as she goes on rates

Posted July 30, 2017 09:52:29 Photo: A substantial increase in profit from Rio Tinto highlights the first week of the August reporting season. (Rio Tinto/Christian Sprogoe) Friday’s $24 billion dump on the ASX was not a promising omen for corporate Australia’s full-year reporting season. Just what sparked the mass rush for the exit before the show started is uncertain, but judging by futures trading over the weekend it may have been overdone and buyers may be back digging around in the discount bin early in the week. Markets on Friday’s…

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Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2015–16

Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2015–16

released: 28 Jul 2017 author: AIHW This fact sheet summarises some of the similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia. In 2015–16, the most common principal offence among young people was theft, while among adults it was illicit drug offences. ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-76054-170-5; Cat. no. JUV 114; 5pp.; Internet only Download factsheet Factsheet table of contents Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2015–16 Contact with police Community-based supervision, detention and prison References Box 1: Youth justice supervision fact sheets Box…

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Young playwright's debut finds magic in a country town

Young playwright's debut finds magic in a country town

Posted July 30, 2017 07:00:00 Photo:Savetsila says Australian Graffiti was inspired by stories he was told by older relatives. (Supplied: James Green) At 23, Disapol Savetsila is the youngest playwright to ever have his work performed at Sydney Theatre Company. His debut play, Australian Graffiti, currently sits alongside two productions written overseas long before he was born: an adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, and Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine. Audio: Listen to the story (Books and Arts) “Sometimes I still catch myself sort of thinking: ‘Oh my god, we’re standing at…

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Cricket's summer song making a comeback

Cricket's summer song making a comeback

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption The field cricket, Gryllus campestris, is an extremely rare, declining and threatened insect in the UKThe cheep, cheep, cheep of a cricket in the grass is the quintessential sound of summer. As I crunch over heathland in search of the elusive insect, the song fills the air, as if conjured up by a magician. My companion, Mike Coates, the warden here at RSPB Farnham Heath, beams with delight. Earlier, before setting out for the reserve, he’d warned me that the insects are rare, and might…

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Young people in sentenced detention: 2015–16

Young people in sentenced detention: 2015–16

released: 28 Jul 2017 author: AIHW This fact sheet provides summary information about young people in sentenced detention in 2015–16. On an average day in 2015–16, less than half (44%) of all young people in detention were sentenced, and almost one-third (30%) had been in sentenced detention at some time during the year. ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-76054-165-1; Cat. no. JUV 109; 5pp.; Internet only Download factsheet Factsheet table of contents Young people in sentenced detention: 2015–16 Number and proportion in sentenced detention Time in sentenced detention Completion of sentenced detention…

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