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Artistic

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Australia no 1 for creativity
The Global Creativity Index is a new model of economic development published by the World Economic Forum. It calls this the “3Ts” – talent, technology and tolerance – and ranks 139 nations on each of these pillars, as well as their overall measure. The top country in 2015 was Australia, followed by the United States, with New Zealand third.https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/10/most-creative-countries-in-the-world/
26 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

Governance

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Clever legislation stops branding on cigarette packets
Australia led the world in mandating plain packaging for tobacco in 2012. It also requires warnings on packs. The warning on the side of this pack says "The toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can go everywhere that your blood flows, causing harm all over your body". This year the British Medical Journal published results of separate studies on the impact of plain packaging on the public indicating the laws were producing positive health outcomes.
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

Governance

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Whistleblower protection to include reports of sexual harassment
The Danish Government has submitted a draft bill to negotiate and enact laws to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workp
20 March 2021 by Lynn Wood

Artistic

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A new global service that will help you write a book
Many people want to write a book about their business or life, but very few have the skills. The Book Adviser will help you write, produce and sell your book through their 8-step program that you can work through at your own pace for a set price. Contact is via email and phone - the service is based in Sydney, Australia and offered globally. http://www.thebookadviser.com.au
27 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

Artistic

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2 June 2016 by Lynn Wood
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Wellbeing

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Why crime in NY declined
IdeaSpies attended the last lecture given by Professor Kenneth Jackson today after 40 years of lectures on history and social sciences at Columbia University. He attributed the decline in crime in NY since the mid 90's to factors such as more aggressive policing, handgun control, an aging population and abortions reducing unwanted children, which should interest other cities concerned about crime rates.
30 December 2016 by Lynn Wood