chrispash

Chris Pash has been a correspondent, bureau chief, editor and news company chief executive.

His book, The Last Whale, is a narrative non-fiction account about those who worked at the last whaling station in Australia and the activists who fought to close it down.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Australian Society of Authors and a former director of the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PANPA).

Tech

Here’s what you get with Amazon Prime in Australia

The launch of Amazon Prime in Australia turns the heat up further on local retailers with the US giant taking away some of the costs and inconvenience of waiting for delivery when shopping online. Prime members in Australia will get free delivery on millions of local and international items, access […]
Here’s what you get with Amazon Prime in Australia
News

Sharks numbers off the east coast of Australia are falling

Shark numbers in Australia are falling. The latest research shows a 50-year decline. This contradicts suggestions, driven by shark attacks, of exploding shark populations. Shark populations off the east coast of Australia have been declining over the past 55 years and little sign of recovery, according to research published in […]
Sharks numbers off the east coast of Australia are falling
News

The top 10 weird science stories of 2018

Weird science in 2018 included researchers getting octopuses high on ecstasy, a billionaire who shot his car into space, scientists who injected memories between sea snails, and a petition to drink the mummy juice found in a 2000-year-old sarcophagus. The Australian Science Media Centre has picked its top 10 weird […]
The top 10 weird science stories of 2018
News

NASA’s Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space and Australia is listening

Australia’s Parkes radio telescope in NSW is now tracking Voyager 2 as it enters interstellar space. The spacecraft, after its twin Voyager 1, is only the second to reach the space between the stars. The CSIRO is working with NASA. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is supporting NASA’s Voyager 2 […]
NASA’s Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space and Australia is listening
News

The top 10 science stories of 2018

2018 was a big year for science. Among the stories was the world’s first GM baby and the death of Stephen Hawking. The Australian Science Media Centre has picked its top 10 science stories. 2018 was a big year for science. Among the news was the creation of the world’s […]
The top 10 science stories of 2018
Markets

‘A TOTAL BUYERS’ STRIKE’: The ASX tumbles to a two-year low

The ASX200 fell more than 2% to close at its lowest level since December 13, 2016. A weak US lead and lingering trade fears weighed on sentiment to start the week. Bank stocks were hardest hit, with the ASX Financial index closing more than 3% lower. The Australian share market […]
‘A TOTAL BUYERS’ STRIKE’: The ASX tumbles to a two-year low
Markets

The CEO and Chair of IOOF have stepped aside

The CEO and Chair of IOOF have stepped aside while they fight court action launched by APRA. APRA wants to disqualify them for “failing to act in the best interests of superannuation members”. IOOF says the allegations are misconceived, and will be vigorously defended. IOOF Managing Director, Christopher Kelaher and […]
The CEO and Chair of IOOF have stepped aside
Markets

ANZ Bank is reassessing the sale of its wealth business to IOOF

APRA’s move to impose additional licence conditions on IOOF may have implications for the ANZ Bank’s sale of its wealth business. The bank says it is urgently seeking information from both IOOF and APRA. ANZ in October last agreed to sell its OnePath Pensions and Investments business to IOOF for […]
ANZ Bank is reassessing the sale of its wealth business to IOOF
Strategy

Out-of-touch Australian managers are driving employees out of their jobs

Gartner says out-of-touch managers are driving disengagement in Australia. Q3 2018 Global Talent Monitor report shows manager quality is now a top three reason why Australians leave their jobs. And an organisation’s reputation for how it manages its employees is now the number one reason they go. Australians say the […]
Out-of-touch Australian managers are driving employees out of their jobs
Tech

Half of Australian workers fear losing their jobs to robots

A survey of 1000 Australians finds that half are worried how automation and technology will impact their jobs. They fear the impact of technology on job security even more so than the economy. Most are not ready for change. More than half (51%) of Australian workers worry about their jobs […]
Half of Australian workers fear losing their jobs to robots