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AMP Australia boss Alex Wade exits over ‘internal matter’ – The Australian Financial Review

An AMP spokesman also declined to answer a detailed list of questions about Mr Wade’s conduct. Mr Wade did not respond to calls or texts. Senior AMP staff told their employees on Thursday that Mr Wade was asked to address an “internal matter” and that he tendered his resignation. Mr…

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Melbourne stage four business shutdown begins, Australian death toll stands at 255 – The Sydney Morning Herald

Zoom meeting, put Toy Story on the TV, Zoom meeting, change a nappy, Zoom meeting. This could be the pace of Melbourne father of two Danny Whelan’s days for the next six weeks if he loses his bid to be categorised as a “permitted worker” under the Victorian government’s new…

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Businesses told about forced shutdowns an hour before enforced closures, says industry boss – 9News

The city of Melbourne has woken to its first morning in full lockdown with all non-essential businesses now closed and the streets falling silent from midnight. But some businesses weren’t informed about whether or not they could stay open until after 11pm, less than an hour before the tightened rules…

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Coronavirus Australia: COVID-19 paid pandemic leave – how will it work? – Sydney Morning Herald

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The big business lobby that represents Australia’s mining, banking and technology giants and the Australian Council of Trade Unions make an unusual partnership. But both have backed nationwide, government-funded paid pandemic leave to keep workers with coronavirus symptoms at home. “Paid pandemic…

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AMP Australia CEO leaves after just 10 months in the role – Sydney Morning Herald

The chief executive of AMP Australia, Alex Wade, has stepped down after less than a year in the role as the company battles a number of scandals and prepares to report its full-year earnings. The wealth giant informed the market on Thursday morning Mr Wade would leave the company effective…

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‘Serious problems’: Businesses warn food supply chains are in jeopardy – Sydney Morning Herald

“We have to urgently fix supply chain issues at distribution centres. These restrictions must be lifted today because they do not recognise that supply chains operate nationwide.” Loading Chief executives from Coles, Woolworths, Wesfarmers and other major companies were involved in phone hook-ups with federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday…

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Australia and Singapore sign digital trade agreement – Mirage News

Australia and Singapore have today signed a landmark Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both our nations. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who signed the Agreement with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in a virtual signing ceremony,…

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AMP Australia boss Alex Wade exits amid cultural overhaul – The Australian Financial Review

AMP chief executive Francesco De Ferrari said the company was “pleased to be able to call on an experienced executive in Blair Vernon to lead this team and continue to drive our strategy forward”. The leadership shuffle comes just days before AMP is due to unveil its half-year results next…

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Melbourne stage four business shutdown begins, Australian death toll stands at 247 – The Age

Talkback radio in Melbourne this morning has been a flurry of questions and confusion about what is and is not permitted as of today as harsh stage four restrictions come into effect. A tweaked list of permitted work premises was posted to the Victorian Department of Health website at 11pm…

5.Aug, 2020 0

Virgin back in business to take fight to Qantas – Sydney Morning Herald

He said that, contrary to popular opinion, Virgin had not been losing money because it moved away from its budget roots but because it signed bad contracts that were now being renegotiated, and had a complicated fleet with eight different aircraft types. “If you look at where it made money,…