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‘Good guy’ Horn shocked by Pacquiao’s social views

Jeff Horn admits he was left shocked by some of Manny Pacquiao’s controversial views on homosexuality and the death penalty and wants to remind n fans who exactly should be the good guy when they meet in the ring on July 2.
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Promoters of the fight have ensured top-shelf access to Pacquiao for n media, with a rush of stories about the WBO welterweight champion helping to promote their title fight at Suncorp Stadium.

Most of the questionable utterances by the Filipino Senator were off-limits but they are well-known. Pacquiao, a conservative Christian, once likened homosexuals to being “worse than animals” and supported the recently re-imposed death penalty for drug-related crimes.

Horn, who completed a strong sparring session in Brisbane on Friday, said he was happy for everyone to live their lives as they see fit but had started to wonder who would be the fan favourite when they meet given Pacquiao’s celebrity.

“To some people he’s going to be seen as a bad guy, some people will like him for it [his views]. You can never please everybody with what you say. Hopefully here – I know he probably won’t be – but hopefully he’s more of a bad guy than I am. I hope in my hometown that’s the case,” Horn said.”I was [shocked by his views]. Even if he thought it, I’m shocked he came out with it. Being in the role he is, being a public figure, maybe he can get away with that. I don’t really get into that type of thing. People can do what people want to do. It’s everyone’s own life.”

Pacquiao is a complex figure who has been hugely generous with his millions to his nation’s poor while at the same time garnering critics for his stance on social and legal issues.

Horn understands his role in the lead-up to the bout and has been happy to let the champion take the starring role in the prelude to the fight, which stands to sell out Suncorp Stadium.

“Manny is the selling point of the fight. I’m hoping to be the selling point after the fight when I beat him. He can have all of the attention now, I expect to have it after the fight. I’m a challenger, I’m not the title holder. He deserves the respect and the majority of the attention,” Horn said.

Horn was on hand for the opening State of Origin on Wednesday night and couldn’t help but imagine his ring walk at the famous rugby league venue. He will enter the arena first, with The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army pounding from the speakers.

“I was picturing it packed … even more packed than it was. I was picturing it full of people and being in the middle of that, what it would look and sound like,” Horn said.

“I have imagined it. That’s one thing you really have to picture, hearing the crowd and what it will feel like. I’m trying to keep my nerves down because we’re still four weeks out. But that’s very exciting to think about.

“Being at a place like Suncorp, I’ve been there so many times. I’ve had the opportunity to stand in the middle and to imagine the sounds and sights. It will be great.”

Reports from Manila are suggesting Pacquiao has dramatically upped his intensity in training and sparring, prompting trainer Freddie Roach to suggest he was capable of knocking out Horn whenever he felt the urge. Pacquiao hasn’t stopped an opponent since 2009.

But Roach has also started to detect a higher threat level from Horn than previously thought. Initially, the Pacquiao camp had labelled this bout little more than a fly-in, fly-out cash grab to Queensland.

“It’s always nice to hear that they’re finally taking me a bit more seriously, not coming here for an easy $10 million, knock me over and think about the next fight. That’s all I see on the internet – what’s Manny’s next fight.

“Well, he’s got to get through me first. He mightn’t want to fight again.”

Creative Gourmet frozen berries recalled again over hepatitis A fears

Creative Gourmet frozen berries are being taken off shelves across after another hepatitis A scare hit the brand.
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The food safety regulator issued the “precautionary” recall on Friday, asking anyone who had bought the Creative Gourmet Frozen Mixed Berries 300-gram product with a best-before date before January 15, 2021 to return it immediately to the supermarket for a refund.

The product was recalled after health authorities made a potential link between four new hepatitis A cases – including one in Victoria – and the berries.

About 45,000 packets of the berries are affected. The berries were sourced from Canada and China and packed in .

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Creative Gourmet mixed frozen berries were recalled in 2015 after being linked to a separate hepatitis outbreak.

The brand was sold by its owner, Bairnsdale-based Patties Foods, to Entyce later that year.

A spokesman for Entyce said a packet was tested by the Victorian Health Department on Friday, but no traces of the virus were found.

“Consumers can be confident that the recalled batch of Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g is an isolated one and the recalled batch is no longer available on supermarket shelves,” the spokesman said.

Hepatitis A is a short-term, but quite serious infection of the liver. Symptoms include fever, nausea and abdominal pain. But while the infection can be quite severe, it is rarely deadly and most sufferers make a quick recovery.

The infection generally takes between 15 and 50 days to develop after consuming a contaminated product. About 300 to 500 people are diagnosed with hepatitis A in every year.

 

Court rules on site bans for top CFMEU officials

Victoria’s powerful construction union has suffered a major blow in a landmark court ruling that will see most of its senior officials barred from entering building sites without an invitation from management.
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Under the Full Federal Court decision on Friday union officials who have been stripped of their federal right-of-entry permits will not be allowed to enter project sites to assist with workplace safety complaints.

Unions fear the ruling will have profound implications across the Victorian construction sector. Unions claim safety problems are commonplace while businesses argue right-of-entry rules are abused through the use of spurious safety allegations.

Sixteen members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s state leadership team do not hold federal entry permits, including the branch’s two highest-ranking officials, secretary John Setka and assistant secretary Shaun Reardon. To hold a permit applicants must pass a “fit-and-proper-person” test.

Federal laws require union officials to hold a valid entry permit if they wish to access sites but under Victorian law anyone with sufficient knowledge can be invited by workers to deal with alleged safety breaches.

The long-running case at the centre of Friday’s judgment stems from the 2014 arrest of union organiser Mick Powell for entering a Kane construction site in Melbourne without a permit. The court’s full bench overturned an earlier Federal Court judge’s decision to dismiss an appeal.

The court decided that federal right-of-entry laws superseded state-based safety laws after finding that the “plain words” in the Fair Work Act and Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety Act required union officials to have a valid permit, regardless of safety concerns.

Head of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s safety team, Gerry Ayers, said he was shocked at the ruling.

“This is about the safety of workers in an extremely hazardous industry, Dr Ayers said.

“There simply shouldn’t be any impediment for any occupational health and safety representative to seek the assistance of anyone who’s qualified and has the expertise to assist with safety.”

n Building and Construction Commissioner Nigel Hadgkiss has previously accused the CFMEU of using bogus safety claims in order to obtain entry to a site for non-safety purposes, or to advance its industrial agenda.

Launching the case against Mr Powell in 2014, Mr Hadgkiss said right-of-entry breaches had become a huge problem for ‘s building and construction sector.

“It’s imperative that right-of-entry laws allow union officials to enter sites for a variety of reasons, especially safety,” he said.

“But those laws must be obeyed. Holding a right-of-entry permit is a privilege. All we ask is that permit holders behave within the law.

The 2014 arrest of Mr Powell for trespassing allegedly set off a string of unlawful union-led strikes, which shut down key Kane Constructions projects such as hospitals and council developments across Melbourne and Geelong.

Victoria’s workplace safety regulator, WorkSafe, hit out at the court’s ruling on Friday. The agency said the right for health and safety officials on construction sites to seek advice from external safety experts was an important power.

“We continue to maintain that the safety of workers in Victorian workplaces is paramount and should not be constrained,” it said in a statement.

The CFMEU said it may seek special leave to appeal the decision to the High Court. WorkSafe Victoria said it was “considering its options”.

Five highlights in your travel week2 June

Kangaroo Island … a gourmet paradise.Spoil your senses, indulge your taste buds and explore some of the island’s famous natural attractions on SeaLink’s new two-day ‘Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of Kangaroo Island Tour’, which departs Adelaide every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, commencing September 1.
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All tours are in an air-conditioned coach with the driver, a Kangaroo Island local, providing informative and fun commentary.

Accommodation is at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, which is nestled amongst 113 acres of pristine wilderness adjacent to Flinders Chase National Park.

The tour is fully inclusive and focuses on experiencing the island’s much sought food and wine.

Prices are from $725 per person twin-share ex Adelaide.

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Mantra Hervey Bay … 20 per cent discount off whale-watching tours.

There’s good reason why Queensland’s Hervey Bay is known as the whale-watching capital of . Each winter, the coastal haven welcomes thousands of humpbacks as they take time out from their annual northward migration.

Mantra Hervey Bay, the only absolute marina-front property near cruise departure points, is including a 20 per cent discount off Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat Two Tours when booked through hotel reception.

Stay from $115 per night (Sunday to Thursday, two-night minimum), including tour discount, a bottle of wine and a whale-watching gift pack.

The property features a heated outdoor pool, sauna and day spa.

Phone 131 517 or visit www.mantra苏州夜总会招聘.au

’s heartland … the Indian Pacific makes light work of the great Outback.

International Rail is offering a 5 per cent discount on the entire value of packages on the Ghan and Indian Pacific when booked June 29.

Save up to $215 per couple, for instance, when you book the three-night Sydney-Adelaide-Perth journey on the Indian Pacific, with prices starting from $2149 per person in a Gold Service twin cabin.

The price includes private cabin accommodation, all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of off-train excursions.

Phone 1300 387 245 or visit www.internationalrail苏州夜总会招聘.au

Tigerair … customers can easily compare a large variety of vehicles at competitive prices.

Leading n car-rental company VroomVroomVroom has established a partnership with Tigerair.

Customers booking with Tigerair now have access to car-rental deals across the airline’s 13 main airports around the country, enabling them to book their airfare and rental car together on the Tigerair website in one seamless transaction.

The partnerhip also allows Tigerair customers to easily compare a large variety of vehicles at competitive prices, from all airports and regional locations all around .

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Hardy Reef … guests can still expect to snorkel amongst the colourful corals and abundant marine life.

Cruise Whitsundays has recommenced daily departures to Hardy Reef, using its Heart Pontoon, which has been thoroughly refurbished after facing 11-metre waves and strong winds during Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

The refurbishment of Cruise Whitsundays’ other pontoon, Reefworld, is continuing.

The cyclone apparently hasn’t scared off the star attractions at Hardy Reef. Chip the Turtle, George the Queensland Grouper and Wally and Maggie, the two maori wrasses have all been seen by dive crew around the pontoon.

Guests can still expect to snorkel amongst the colourful corals and abundant marine life.

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Berejiklian’s full housing tax break: about 25pc of Sydney properties

About a quarter of all residential properties sold in Sydney in the past year would have attracted the full stamp duty benefit promised to first home buyers by the Berejiklian government, while about 40 per cent would have attracted some concession, an analysis shows.
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With the median Sydney house price hovering above $1 million, the highest of any n capital city, first home buyers will still likely need to look beyond the city to take full advantage of government’s new housing affordability package, according to property analysis firm CoreLogic.

Under the new policy, announced on Thursday, first home buyers will be exempt from paying stamp duty for new and established housing with a price tag under $650,000, and would be entitled to sliding discounts up to $800,000.

While 45 per cent of properties sold in NSW last year were under $650,000, the availability of similar properties declined sharply to 26 per cent inside the Sydney metropolitan area, the data showed.

According to CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless, the government’s scheme would likely have “both positive and negative consequences across the NSW housing market”, including driving up house prices in the long term.

“It’s widely accepted that policies aimed at stimulating demand tend to push prices higher; there is a possibility that the new policy could ultimately be self-defeating,” Mr Lawless said in his analysis.

However, David Bare, executive director of Housing Industry Association NSW, remained sceptical the policy would exacerbate Sydney’s market.

Builders would cater to the $800,000 price cap with fixed-price first home owner packages, he said.

However, he criticised the $650,000 threshold for full stamp duty exemption as too low for the Sydney area.

“I just think they are chasing the Sydney market somewhat,” he said. “If it doesn’t prove to be working, the government should consider lifting those caps fairly quickly.”

Mr Bare said a $750,000 threshold for full exemption would better serve first home buyers, and suggested the government consider a separate cap for Sydney compared with the rest of NSW to factor in the extreme market.

Some critics, however, dismissed the policy package as a “missed opportunity” to deliver affordable housing stock.

Professor Peter Phibbs, head of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney, said the measures were designed to court “political popularity” and risked leaving “an enduring legacy of sustaining house price inflation”.

“We’ve got a 30-year history in of giving first home owners more money, and it only adds to the price.

“If you were really trying to help first home buyers, you’d try to supply some stock that is affordable,” he said. Such measures, he said, could include the provision of no-frills apartments or starter apartments, which would be subject to means-testing restrictions.

Ned Cutcher from the Tenants Union of NSW said the measures did little for low-income earners, who were already priced out of the housing market and struggling with high Sydney rents.

“To the extent that it’s beneficial, it will be beneficial to people who are relatively well off. Low income renters aren’t going to see much benefit.”

Immigration Dept still hasn’t set deadline for cyber reforms

The Immigration Department has admitted it has set no deadline to make crucial IT security reforms protecting against cyber attack, despite a damning audit report.
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Chief Information Officer Randall Brugeaud said on Friday the department could not say when it would adopt all four cyber security measures required to defend it from threats, after missing a 2016 deadline to make the changes.

The admission came as ‘s electronic spy agency warned a parliamentary inquiry into cyber security of a “vast increase” in ransomware threats similar to the ‘WannaCry’ attack that hit the UK hospital system in May.

Mr Brugeaud blamed the Immigration Department’s merger with the n Customs and Border Protection Service in 2015 for the delay, saying it had complicated efforts to reform its security.

“That became a far more complex environment spanning a far greater number of business lines. So as a consequence of what is quite a significant machinery of government change, we still have maintained a positive trajectory, maintained critical business services, but it has adjusted the time it will take,” he said.

The Immigration Department told the inquiry hearing in Canberra it had applied restrictions on desktop applications and would improve other parts of its cyber security after a March report from the national auditor found it was vulnerable to attack.

Before merging with Immigration, the ACBPS missed a July 2014 deadline to adopt four top IT security strategies, which spy agency the n Signals Directorate says prevent 85 per cent of cyber intrusions.

Despite promising in 2014 to implement them by 2016, Immigration had adopted only one of the strategies.

Immigration first assistant secretary Cheryl-anne Moy told the inquiry it had also not prepared for any further disruption to its cyber security reforms posed by its possible move into a super-size US-style ‘Homeland Security’ department.

The Tax Office, which the auditor-general also found was vulnerable to cyber threats, expected to follow the ‘Top Four’ security measures by November.

Acting auditor-general Rona Mellor said all departments it had probed for cyber security had been affected by change and were still required to maintain security.

“These are mandatory requirements to protect the information that these organisations hold. While there are reasons for pace, the responsibility is still there within the framework, within the regulation to deliver cyber secure environments,” she said.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s adviser on cyber security Alastair MacGibbon said the ‘Top Four’ measures were hard to implement and required agility from departments.

“It comes down to a question of culture and making sure that when there is a machinery of government change, that you recognise every time you do that, there are consequences in terms of the way computer systems operate,” he said.

“There’s no excuse for non-compliance but there’s understanding that these things take time.”

n Signals Directorate head of cyber and information security Clive Lines said there were “vast” increases in ransomware threats similar to the WannaCry attack, and state-sponsored cyber threats had grown.

The Attorney-General’s Department told the inquiry some agencies did not return a survey it sent out to identify those with vulnerabilities in cyber security, and it could not compel any to complete them.

Mr Brugeaud said the Immigration Department had patched the security of its internet gateway following the WannaCry attack, and had already updated its anti-virus measures.

But Ms Mellor said gateway security was not enough and that the ‘Top Four’ measures Immigration had not fully met protected against 85 per cent of threats.

Blues rebuild continues as four youngsters sign

Carlton have reinforced their vow to rebuild the club via youthful elite talent by signing a trio of their most promising teenagers, along with powerful 20-year-old Charlie Curnow.
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Heading into their bye, the Blues on Friday re-signed first-round draft picks Curnow, Harry McKay and Sam Petrevski-Seton, along with budding 18-year-old midfielder Zac Fisher.

While forward Levi Casboult has indicated he will test himself in the free agency market at the end of the season, 19-year-old Petrevski-Seton on Friday committed to the club with a revised four-year contract that ties him to Carlton until the end of 2021.

Fellow West n Fisher has extended his agreement, signing a new two-year deal that takes him until the end of 2020, with 19-year-old key forward hope McKay, now in his second season, committing for a further two years until the end of 2019.

Curnow, who, like McKay is coming out of contract at the end of this season, on Friday signed another two-year deal with the Blues.

Casboult was offered a two-year deal last season but chose to sign for one and his manager Anthony McConville told Fairfax Media the big forward was unlikely to make a call until the end of the campaign.

“We have waited until the end of the year since he has been there and I don’t expect any change to that at this point in time,” he said.

“He has had a great year. He has been in good form. I expect there will be interest in him. The main thing is Levi continues to play some good footy and the rest will take care of itself.”

Casboult, 27, is one of a dozen Blues to play in all 10 matches this season, and has booted a team-high 17 goals.

His set-shot kicking for goal re-emerged as an issue last season when the Blues opted not to retain Sav Rocca as goalkicking coach, but his return has helped Casboult improve his preparation and ball drop. The response has been excellent, with Casboult booting only four behinds.

Casboult remains one of the league’s best pack marks and is prepared to push further afield. He has also been more than handy as a relief ruckman, with 82 hitouts.

The securing of Petrevski-Seton mirrors the club’s long-term commitment to Jacob Weitering last year and follows the recent re-signings of Patrick Cripps (two years) and Sam Docherty (one-year extension).

With clubs now certain that the new pay deal for the players will mean an extra $2 million in this year’s salary cap alone, with small increases over the next five years, the Blues are moving to secure their young stars before potentially launching an assault on the market at the end of the season.

Carlton will now work to complete new contract negotiations with Harrison Macreadie and Tom Williamson – both solid performers in 2017 – along with Irishman Ciaran Byrne.

Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg said the new contracts were a further endorsement of the Blues’ long-term rebuild strategy and activity over the past two drafts and trade periods.

Trigg added that contracts for Curnow’s brother Ed and former Giant Andrew Phillips were also quietly extended by the club in recent weeks.

“The recent player movement periods have been extremely productive for us,” said Trigg. “We’ve shown a lot of faith in our young players and they’ve justified that and we’re very comfortable to continue down that path.”

McKay, nursed by the Blues during his first season which was punctuated by injury, has yet to play a senior game but has shown increasing promise in the VFL.

Currently sitting at only 95 per cent of their allowed total player payments and no longer committed to more than $700,000 for Dale Thomas next season, the Blues will assess their progress during the second half of the season before forming their strategy over the trade period.

NRMA boss says Hunter ‘perfect’ for driverless car trials

NRMA Chairman Kyle Loades. PICTURE: Darren PatemanTHE NRMA has thrown its support behind Labor’s push to see driverless car trials in the Hunter.
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After the Newcastle Herald reported on Thursday that Swansea MP Yasmin Catley will introduce a bill that will seek to make Newcastle the first testing ground for driverless car technology in NSW, NRMA Chairman Kyle Loades said the Hunter was “perfectly placed” to trial the technology.

“Newcastle and the Hunter region already have established strengths in transport innovation, education and technology, so the area is perfectly placed to successfully deliver an autonomous vehicle trial,” he said.

“The NRMA is determined to ensure that regional hubs such as Newcastle are not left out of the smart transport future.

He said driverless car technology had the “potential for improved safety and less congestion on our roads, as well as a diversified economy and new jobs”.

“Some people may think autonomous vehicles belong to a distant future – in reality, we are already seeing semi-autonomous vehicles on our roads, with experts predicting that fully autonomous vehicles could be commercially available within a decade,” he said.

Shadow Transport Minister and former Newcastle MP Jodi McKay was in Newcastle on Friday. She said NSW was “behind” on the technology.

“We’ve made a commitment that we would look at the Hunter and specifically Newcastle around this so what this does is takes it a huge step forward,” she said.

She said there had been “support and surprise” from the government benches when Ms Catley gave notice for the bill.

It will likely be tabled inthe Spring session of parliament.

Live Aid tribute show at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre raises funds for Foodbank to distribute to Food War Inc

HELPING HAND: The Food War Cessnock team members Shez Munro, Corey Saunders, Brittany Ryan, Tamara Pashley and Lorraine Bates are excited about the Live Aid tribute concert’s support for their organisation.In 1985, the biggest line-up of rock stars the world had ever seen came together to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine.
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A dual-venue spectacular featuring artists such asQueen, David Bowie, U2, Elton John, Madonna andPaul McCartney, Live Aid is widely regarded as the greatest concert of all time –the day music changed the world.

Fast-forward 32 years, and a group of acclaimed n performers have combined to pay tribute to the legendaryconcert, and help beat hunger in our own backyard.

Live Aid ‘85:The Tribute is touring regional NSW and Victoria, with $5 from every ticket sold to be donated to Foodbank – the largest hunger relief organisation in .

Foodbank acts as a conduit between the food industry and the charities to distribute food to people in need.

In the Hunter region, Foodbank supports The Food War Inc –which has stores in Cessnock,Beresfield, Raymond Terrace and Hamilton.

The Food War Inc is a non-for-profit organisation that offerslow-cost groceries for people on any type of concession card.

The Cessnock store opened on July 13, 2015 (coincidentally, 30 years to the day since the Live Aid concerts took place in London and Philadelphia).

The shop was originally located in Vincent Street but expanded moved to bigger premises in North Avenue about a year ago.

Store supervisor Shez Munro estimates the Food Warwould serve about 500 customers a week in Cessnock.

Ms Munro said The Food War was “absolutely thrilled” with the support of the Live Aid tribute show.

“It will help us a lot, we will be able to purchase a lot more supplies and products, there will be a good flow-on effect,” she said.

Concert supports Food War Live Aid ’85: The Tribute is coming to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on July 7, 2017.

Live Aid ’85: The Tribute is coming to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on July 7, 2017.

Live Aid ’85: The Tribute is coming to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on July 7, 2017.

Live Aid ’85: The Tribute is coming to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on July 7, 2017.

Live Aid ’85: The Tribute is coming to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on July 7, 2017.

Live Aid ’85: The Tribute is coming to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on July 7, 2017.

TweetFacebookLive Aid ‘85: The Tribute co-creatorDavid Patten said he is impressed by the dedication of the volunteers who run The Food War and similarorganisations.

“Every country town we go to, there’s little pockets of people doing such great things,” he said.

Patten created the show with Jonny Gardiner last year. It premiered to a sold-out crowdat Gosford’s Laycock Street Theatre in July.

“It was an amazing night,” Patten said.

“The highlight was personally handing a $2000 cheque to the CEO of Coast Shelter onstage in front of the audience.

“Everyone in that audience felt like they were a part of something bigger than just a tribute concert.”

Live Aid ‘85: The Tribute will appear at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Friday, July 7. Tickets are available at the box office and online at cessnockperformingartscentre苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Trump doesn’t care. Can investors do the right thing?

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In the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, it’s easy to feel somewhat helpless if you take the view – as I do – that action is needed on climate change.

For the record, I think the scientists are right. But there’s a higher logical framework: if they’re wrong and we have a cleaner environment, that’s still a good thing. But if they’re right and we do nothing??? Or, put another way, you’re very, very unlikely to lose your house to a fire; but you have it insured anyway, don’t you?

So it’s no surprise there is momentum in the area of what I’ll broadly call ‘responsible’ investing.

That’s a necessarily amorphous term, and takes in the whole gamut of ‘I want returns plus???’-type thinking. The various labels often used in this area are ethical investing, impact investing, pro-social investing or ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing.

Whether or not you think such an approach makes sense – for yourself or others – it’s hard to deny the groundswell of money moving to such a strategy.

Most of the activity is happening at the big end of town. Asset managers are offering their clients ‘responsible investment’ options, and new fund managers (and super funds) are springing up to capitalise on the trend.

As consumers, if we’re so inclined, we can look for funds and fund managers that take such an approach. But as individual investors, what can we do?

First, here’s what not to do. Some would disagree with me here, but I think the worst thing you can do as an investor is invest in a company just because you hope its earth- or society-friendly products or services will be successful.

By all means, cheer for the company’s success — but remember that when you buy shares on the ASX, the company gets none of that money. You’re just buying from a current owner. Buying a used Holden doesn’t help the company. What can you do?

If you’re ethically-minded, and don’t like the idea of profiting by owning a company that creates negative outcomes for the world, then use that as one, but not your only, filter. Look for businesses that meet all of the ‘traditional’ investment tests, and then add an ethical filter on top.

If you’re going to buy shares of a poor business that’ll end up delivering you a loss on your investment, all you’ve done is enrich the person who sold you the shares at your expense. You would have been better off simply donating those losses to your favourite cause, and not investing at all.

The great thing for ethical investors is that the companies which tend to make the ‘responsible’ grade tend to be, generally speaking, better companies.

The ones that have big futures are likely to be those — in general — that are meeting a new need or opening new markets. And equally, those companies that are doing what some consider the ‘wrong’ thing are likely to suffer from the increased pressure from an unhappy public and a (not unrelated) potential regulatory response.

Of course, this isn’t a simple or guaranteed strategy: one of the very best performing US companies, measured over decades, is the cigarette maker Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris).

Lastly, while investing ethically might make you feel better, it might — just might — make sense to maximise your investment gains and simply choose to donate a proportion of your profits to your preferred charity. That doesn’t sound as effective — or as clever — but might just make more of a difference, after all. Foolish takeaway

Many of us want to think we’re ‘doing well by doing good’. It’s a seductive idea. And, given the choice, I’d rather make money by investing in something that improves society, rather than making things worse. But ethics, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Either way, your money can still be used for good, if you choose. And that’s probably the key thing to remember. Because, whatever you would prefer to believe, those companies don’t know you own them.

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Scott Phillips is the Motley Fool’s director of research. You can follow Scott on Twitter @TMFScottP. The Motley Fool’s purpose is to educate, amuse and enrich investors. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691).