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Charné Graham was perplexed by the questions when she applied for a job at Appen.

‘Paper bag test’: ASX tech star Appen criticised for skin colour test

Tech darling Appen has been hit by claims of racism in its recruitment processes after it asked job candidates to take a “paper bag test” about their skin colour. 

  • by Cara Waters
Qantas has again delayed the restart of its international network.

Qantas delays resumption of international flying after budget blow

Qantas has pushed back the restart date for most of its international network after the federal budget revealed Australia’s border will likely remain shut until the middle of next year.

  • by Patrick Hatch
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Opinion & Perspectives

Back to the future budget delivers jobs, but no pay rises

Jessica Irvine
Jessica Irvine

This budget fails to deliver either Keynesian stimulus big enough to kick the economy into a new gear or the supply-side reforms that would unleash a private sector-led recovery.

Thanks Josh! Why the banks love the budget

Elizabeth Knight

When the chiefs of Australia’s four banks went to bed after listening to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg deliver a massive spending budget, they surely counted dollars rather than sheep.

Commodity boom adds to confusion about the outlook for inflation

Stephen Bartholomeusz
Stephen Bartholomeusz

Does the new boom in commodity prices point to a longer and stronger post-pandemic surge in global growth and inflation than markets and central banks have assumed?

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Startups

Charné Graham was perplexed by the questions when she applied for a job at Appen.

‘Paper bag test’: ASX tech star Appen criticised for skin colour test

Tech darling Appen has been hit by claims of racism in its recruitment processes after it asked job candidates to take a “paper bag test” about their skin colour. 

  • by Cara Waters
Davina Adisusila and Jenny Chu, engineers at Eucalyptus. Story is about women who build startups - the engineers behind the companies.

‘You have to have your own back’: Women engineers building startups

Davina Adisusila is used to being one of the few women at software engineering events.

  • by Cara Waters

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