Category: Business / Finance

California’s labor law regularizing gig economy workers could set a global precedent

SEPTEMBER 20: Governor Gavin Newsom of California in the United States on September 18 signed a law that will change the very nature of the gig economy in the State. The Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) was earlier approved by the State legislature on September 11 and will force gig […]

Australian school striker in New York visits Adani insurer AIG

Photo:Elana Sulakshana By SAT News Desk September 20, 2019, New York City. On the day of the Global Climate Strike, 15-year-old Harriet O’Shea Carre, one of three students who instigated the Australian school strike movement, visited AIG’s headquarters in New York City and called on the company to stop insuring […]

New data finds Australian domestic airfares soar as airlines squeeze capacity

BY SAT News Desk/medianet MELBOURNE, 16 September: New data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reveals that domestic airfares have increased by almost 19 percent over the past three years, more than three times the rate of inflation. The data shows that between August 2016 -2019 […]

Let’s Train Humans First … Before We Train Machines

Sophia the Robot speaking to UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at UN Headquarters in 2017. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias By Hazel Henderson ST AUGUSTINE, Florida, Jun 17, 2019 (IPS) – We humans are at the absurd stage in our technological evolution when we seem to have abandoned our common sense. […]

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