Michael Daley is no racist, no orator either

"And I don't want to sound xenophobic. It's not a xenophobic thing. It's an economic question." How to appeal to prejudice One of the tricks of politics is to appeal to prejudices without altering those…

Local investors stick with Facebook despite global storm

Asset management giants Vanguard, Fidelity and BlackRock are the social network's three biggest investors globally. Other Australian fund managers with smaller positions in Facebook said they preferred to speak anonymously as they did not wish…

Geoff Wilson is now only a little bit…

"[It's] that old saying: you can't fight the Fed," he said. The US Federal Reserve, under chairman Jerome Powell, has paused interest-rate hikes. Andrew HarrerThe veteran fund manager said investors needed now to attend to the…

PM rules out preference deals with One Nation

Strategists in both major parties say One Nation could win up to 20 per cent of the vote in north and central Queensland. AFRUnder pressure from Labor to marginalise the far right party in the wake of…

Europe leads the pack in the fight against…

In coming weeks the British government is expected to release a white paper that may propose an internet safety commissioner or social media regulator, whose remit will cover not only violent and extremist content but…

Tech giants shaken by Christchurch massacre scrutiny

“It’s not just YouTube and Facebook, by the way. It’s on reddit, it’s on every one of these platforms that allows unfettered editorial posting,” she told CNBC. The events in Christchurch have raised the likelihood of…

Janine Allis boosts housing market with $6.3m sale

Earlier this month, a six-bedroom house in Canberra's Chapman sold for $2.33 million, $330,000 above reserve, to a buyer who had already drawn up plans to build a family home elsewhere. But Australia's housing market…