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In the history of the internet, fame can be instant, short and fleeting. Remember MySpace? Altavista? AOL? Ask Jeeves? Senior Graphic Designer Adam Elovalis discusses why Wordpress’ 15th birthday proves it is one of a chosen few tech companies to make the milestone. History To little fanfare, on the 27th of May 2003, a small, free, but abandoned content management system, b2/cafelog was relaunched as Wordpress by young college students, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. They were determined to keep it free and supported forever. With its enormous community of plugins, themes and support, it has changed the face of the internet

The ASX listing rules provide guidelines for companies when producing announcements to be loaded on to the ASX platform. Some of the guidelines are prescriptive while others are quite vague and subject to interpretation. Unfortunately, this means the quality and level of information in ASX announcements varies greatly from company to company – not exactly helpful for investors comparing a portfolio of stocks. Companies release announcements in order to communicate with investors in a way that also complies with their continuous disclosure obligations (Guidance Note 8, Listing Rule 3.1). They need to include enough information in a statement to enable a reasonable

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with Cannings Purple’s director of media strategy, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench presents a candid, light-hearted series bound to inform, engage and entertain.   Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Full interview Hon. Martin Aldridge

The numbers that matter: State Budget 2018-19 Today, Treasurer Ben Wyatt delivered his much anticipated second Budget which will guide the State’s economic fortunes over the next 12 months and take the Government to the mid-term point. The Budget sets out an improved outlook for the State, with a significant improvement in forecasts and some light at the end of the debt tunnel, with debt now peaking at $40.8 billion in 2020-21. A deficit remains forecast for the next two years with the first surplus in 2020-21 of $1.3 billion. The Budget highlights the continued positive signs in the economy which will be

The decision by the Member for Perth, Tim Hammond, to stand down in order to spend time with his family has put the spotlight firmly on every other politician seeking to represent WA in our Federal Parliament, writes Tim Grey-Smith.   It’s the question that every WA candidate for the next Federal election dreads being asked, “Will you and your family be able to hack it?” The decision by Member for Perth Tim Hammond to stand down in order to spend time with his family has put the spotlight firmly on every other politician seeking to represent WA in our Federal Parliament. With the

The damage to wine labels of knock-off brand lookalikes is significant – both for sales and reputation. But the trade in Australian counterfeits is booming, writes wine expert and Cannings Purple corporate affairs account manager Ray Jordan. Wine counterfeiting is big bucks, both for those cashing in through such deceptive practices, and those trying to stop it to protect their brands. The culture of the knock-off has been refined to the point where people happily pay a fraction of the real price in the knowledge that what they are buying is fake – but who really cares if it looks the same.

Corporate Affairs Director Fran Lawrence looks at the announcement for an independent body, which should — finally — take the politics out of planning.   Earlier this year, WA Premier Mark McGowan officially launched plans for a new capital works advisory body designed to take the politics out of planning the State’s biggest investments. To be known as Infrastructure WA, the new body is tasked with developing a 20-year infrastructure strategy that identifies areas of growth and opportunity and maps out the investment required to support it. The announcement, at a Property Council of Australia (PCA) breakfast, was one that had been an election

Download our white paper on preparing for notifiable data breaches hbspt.cta.load(2597977, '63a914ce-52b1-4a76-a8f9-112ce0febc21', {});   With Australia’s notifiable data breach reporting rules now in place — and changes to European legislation looming — Design and Digital Director Jamie Wilkinson looks at what lessons we have learned so far. It’s been nearly three months since Australia’s new data breach laws came into place, and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has just published the first data regarding the number of notifiable breaches it received for the first quarter of 2018. It makes for interesting reading: There were 55 notifiable data breaches in March alone, and

FORMER World Bank boss Robert Zoellick set the scene early. Those of the about 2150 delegates in attendance heard the serial adviser to US presidents reveal he is more concerned about Donald Trump ripping up international trade agreements than a shift in US security alliances. That was before Trump and Kim Jong-un threatened a rebirth of the Cold War’s M.A.D. circus. Tough times for humanity but a bonanza for gold. Oh, and Zoellick also warned global interest rates would be on the rise, and that the era of cheap debt was coming to an end. GOLD glittered wherever you went. Transformed ex-Philippines gold play Red 5 set