Australian bushfires wipe out half of koala colony, threaten more

Reuters | Nov 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Bushfires have wiped out about half the koalas living on a coastal reserve in New South Wales, experts estimated on Friday, as a record number of intense fires rage around the Australian state.

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Australia Needs to Pull Its Socks Up on Investing in R&D

Entrepreneur | Nov 8, 2019 at 11:25 AM

When we compare the research and development funding of Australia’s top three companies – the Commonwealth Bank, BHP, and Westpac – with the three equivalent US companies – Microsoft, Amazon and Apple –  we see the US giants spent 11 per cent of sales on R&D in 2018, while the expenditure of the Australian leaders could not be found in their earnings statements.