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Chile overwhelmingly votes against new constitution

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Nearly 13 million Chileans have rejected President Gabriel Boric’s ‘progressive’ constitution in a landmark vote

Chileans have voted against President Gabriel Boric’s proposed constitution.

Nearly 62 per cent of voters rejected the changes, which proposed a shifted away from Chile’s dictatorial past with a suite of new policies.

“We have to listen to the voice of the people. Not just today, but the last intense years we’ve lived through,” Boric said.

The proposed changes focussed on increased social rights, gender parity, and recognition for Indigenous peoples.

“That anger is latent, and we can’t ignore it,” Boric said.

The original constitution was published in 1981, and ties the South American nation to free-market policies, which removes any intervention or regulation from the government.

The vote was a crucial test for Boric’s leftist government, as he eyes off a new cabinet in response to the overwhelming vote.

The 36-year-old leader has been in charge of the nation since March, after a 55 per cent majority.

Karol Cariola, who is a spokesperson for the ‘yes’ campaign said change is still on the cards.

“We are committed to creating conditions to channel that popular will and the path that leads us to a new constitution,” Cariola said.

Meanwhile, ‘no’ voters raised concerns about wealth distribution and so-called ‘progressive’ policies.

The mandatory vote follows 80 per cent of Chileans choosing to draft the constitution in 2020, and several years of national protests.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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It takes a village: coordinated financial teams prove paramount to maximising wealth

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The pursuit of wealth is often faced by significant challenges including debt, lifestyle costs, and burnout – so what methods can help overcome these challenges?

Maximising financial opportunities involves a suite of tasks, from leveraging favourable loan rates, strategic tax planning, and coordinated financial advising.

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Microsoft recalls ‘Recall AI’ feature over security fears

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Microsoft has announced a postponement in the release of its new Recall AI feature, citing significant security concerns raised during internal testing.

Pope Francis took charge of discussions on the implications of artificial intelligence for global ethics and governance, Reuters reports.

The pope said AI represented an “epochal transformation” for mankind, but stressed the need for close oversight of the ever-developing technology to preserve human life and dignity.

“No machine should ever choose to take the life of a human being,” he said, adding that people should not let superpowerful algorithms decide their destiny.
“We would condemn humanity to a future without hope if we took away people’s ability to make decisions about themselves and their lives, by dooming them to depend on the choices of machines,” he warned.

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