Aveo's new Freedom Aged Care program comes at a high cost

Aveo's new Freedom Aged Care program comes at a high cost

Embattled retirement village operator Aveo is spruiking a 1960s “casino fun night” at one of its NSW sites at the end of this month to celebrate the success of the listed giant’s new Freedom Aged Care business – some residents, though, are in no mood to party. Aveo is in the process of turning much of its portfolio of pure retirement villages – the second largest in the country – into ones that offer Freedom Aged Care, a new venture for Aveo which runs facilities similar to nursing homes. Play…

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Elon Musk plans Adelaide return to detail revised Mars mission

Elon Musk plans Adelaide return to detail revised Mars mission

Posted July 21, 2017 17:26:04 Photo:SpaceX boss Elon Musk with the Dragon spacecraft in 2014. (Reuters: Mario Anzuoni, file) Related Story: From New York to DC in 29 minutes: Musk touts hyperloop Related Story: SA to get world’s biggest lithium ion battery in ‘historic’ deal with Elon Musk Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has flagged a potential return visit to Adelaide, as his company SpaceX prepares to unveil a revised plan for an unmanned mission to Mars. Mr Musk made a brief visit to the South Australian capital earlier this…

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Furious Trump’s big admission

Furious Trump’s big admission

US President Donald Trump has told The New York Times he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney-general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. In an extraordinary denouncement of one of his earliest backers in Washington, Trump said in Wednesday’s interview that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russia was “very unfair to the president”. media_cameraPresident Donald Trump has lashed out at jeff Sessions. Picture: AP“Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself…

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Young upstarts Halfbrick join Blackmores, Queen in Queensland business's hall of fame

Young upstarts Halfbrick join Blackmores, Queen in Queensland business's hall of fame

To achieve Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame status usually requires a lifetime of achievement, but the changing nature of business has seen a young upstart join the esteemed ranks. For games developer Halfbrick, the Brisbane-based company’s induction was 2 billion downloads in the making. Halfbrick chief executive Shainiel Deo’s company has made Queensland’s Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Photo: Glenn HuntHalfbrick was among six new admissions to the Hall of Fame on Thursday night, joining companies Blackmores, Queen and Walkers Limited and individual entrants Dimity Dornan and George Chapman. Queensland…

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Native title claim upheld over Andrew Forrest's Solomon mine

Native title claim upheld over Andrew Forrest's Solomon mine

Updated July 20, 2017 14:41:29 Photo: Andrew Forrest’s Solomon mine sits on Yindjibarndi land, the court has ruled. (Composite: AAP/ABC) The Federal Court has recognised an exclusive native title claim over land on which Fortescue Metals Group’s $280 billion Solomon mine sits in WA’s ore-rich Pilbara region. The dispute centres on royalty payments generated from Andrew Forrest’s FMG project, which is located to the north of Tom Price on Yindjibarndi land. “I have found that the Yindjibarndi are entitled to exclusive native title rights and interests over all of the…

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