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Richard Nicoll, 1977—2016

LONDON, United Kingdom — The designer Richard Nicoll passed away early this morning in Sydney, Australia. He was 39 years old. For many years, the designer, who grew up in Australia but was based in London, was a regular at London Fashion Week and was well-loved within the London fashion community. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Richard Nicoll passed away unexpectedly this morning …

Op-Ed | Disrupting the Mall

BRISBANE, Australia — As you might imagine, I think about this a lot. For me the future of the mall is the same as its present and past — the future of the mall is about people. That hasn’t changed. It is the word “mall” that has reached its used-by date. It invokes quite a homogenised experience. People are seeking to discover a true sense of place and connection — more than just a …

How to pay no taxes at all! (if you're Apple, Google or Facebook)

In only 7 minutes, Australian comedy show The Undercurrent explains exactly how companies like Apple, Google and Facebook use offshore registration, transfer payments, debt loading and tax havens to get a lower tax rate than nurses, starving their host countries like Australia of so much money that they’re cutting schools, medicare, public broadcasting, climate change and indigenous services. In addition to being very, …