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‘Jobs for mates’: political appointments to government boards rife in Australia, report reveals

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One in five lucrative and powerful federal government board positions have been handed to politically connected individuals, according to a new report warning Australia has developed an “insidious jobs-for-mates cultu...

EU agrees ‘landmark’ 40% quota for women on corporate boards

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The EU has agreed that companies will face mandatory quotas to ensure women have at least 40% of seats on corporate boards. After 10 years of stalemate over the proposals, EU lawmakers hailed a “landmark” deal for gen...

New boards please: Wimbledon to drop Mrs and Miss on women’s honour roll

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club has decided to change Wimbledon’s honour roll for the Championships next month, removing titles before the names of its female champions in line with the tournament’s presentation of i...

The moral dilemma facing Britons on Russian boards

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The Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation is a star-shaped golden medal, encrusted with blue enamel, showing a map of the world. Last year, as Russia was beginning to ration supplies of gas to Europe and Vladi...

White House asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards – video

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The White House has confirmed that Trump appointees to military service academy advisory boards, among them former press secretary Sean Spicer and adviser Kellyanne Conway, have been asked to step down or be fired. Du...

Biden asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards

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The White House confirmed on Wednesday that 11 Trump appointees to military service academy advisory boards, among them former press secretary Sean Spicer and adviser Kellyanne Conway, were asked to step down – or be ...

Masks off: how US school boards became ‘perfect battlegrounds’ for vicious culture wars

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Rina Gallien doesn’t consider herself political, but when the 41-year-old mother of four heard that parents who oppose mask mandates in schools were organizing to attend the 12 August meeting of the St Tammany Parish ...

Exam board’s late-night call for A-level and GCSE evidence angers schools

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Headteachers in England have expressed anger after an exam board mistakenly sent out a late-night email giving schools less than 48 hours to provide evidence to support teacher-assessed grades. After months of intense...

Minister may intervene in Parole Board’s decision to free child killer Colin Pitchfork

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The UK justice secretary is considering intervening over the Parole Board’s decision to approve the release of the child killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork. The double murderer was jailed in 1988 after raping and stran...

Ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells quits Morrisons and Dunelm boards

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Rev Paula Vennells, the former head of the Post Office, has resigned from the boards of the supermarket chain Morrisons and retailer Dunelm after the court of appeal quashed the wrongful convictions of dozens of staff...