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Wet weather continues across NSW as October average topped

Sydney has had 43 millimetres of rain since 9am on Thursday. Bankstown, Canterbury and Horsley Park all received more than 50 millimetres in that time. Mr Chua said rainfall was heaviest around the central parts of the NSW coast, with parts of Wollongong copping almost 80 millimetres overnight. Brogers Creek, …

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Victims lose $50K in bitcoin scam in Melbourne’s west

Victorians have been warned against a cryptocurrency scam after fraudsters posing as debt collectors convinced victims to deposit more than $50,000 into a bitcoin ATM. The victims, who are all from the eastern suburbs and believed to be migrants, were told they would be arrested if the amount was not paid. …

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China inserted surveillance microchip in servers used by Amazon, Apple: report

One US official told the Washington Post on Thursday morning that the thrust of Bloomberg Businessweek’s reporting was accurate. Loading The revelations came just hours before Vice President Mike Pence delivered a stinging rebuke of China in a speech at the Hudson Institute in Washington. Pence issued a range of …

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Documents show Australian and South Korean officials discussed financing Adani mega-mine

“We underscored our interest in encouraging Korean investment in Australian infrastructure, as well as the participation of Korean E&C [engineering and construction] companies with respect to construction,” the Korean government writes. “While we understood that decisions with respect to commercial viability were for the private sector to make, we noted …

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Labor doubles down on preschool plan with vow to waive student fees

In a staged program, the full subsidy for three-year-olds would not commence until 2021 and the cost of the total scheme would reach $9.8 billion over the decade ahead. “If Labor is successful at the next federal election, we will guarantee universal preschool access for every Australian three-year-old and four-year-old …

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‘Major hazards’: Ash dam expansion over old coal mine gets agency tick

Sinkhole risk A lengthy consultants’ assessment of Eraring’s plan notes trace metals in groundwater beneath the dam “have, on occasion, been recorded in concentrations in excess” of drinking water standards. The report also notes “water appears to be flowing from the ash dam into the mine workings”, and that “artesian flow of …

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The race for Shiel: It’s all about the numbers

The trade period – or this faux trade period before the trade period – is nominally about moving people. But it’s not about people, it’s about numbers. The numbers say the Giants need to get a player out. Dylan Shiel shapes as likely to take the chance to come back …

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AFLW star Moana Hope engaged to partner Bella Carlstrom

AFLW star Moana Hope has announced that she is engaged to her partner Bella Carlstrom. Hope and Carlstrom, a model, announced the engagement on their Instagram accounts on Thursday evening. “I told her that if she ever wanted to marry me she had to ask my dad… So she asked …

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NAB stung by alleged ‘liar loan’ fraud

Loading Analysts at investment bank UBS have warned the big four banks have together a pot of liar loans worth $500 billion. In response to concerns from the royal commission and market watchers, the big four banks have tightened up their lending processes so that more customer information is verified …

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Junior Brumbies to face Baa-Baas in under-19 bronze medal match

Loading Smith said he was confident his boys could finish the week on a high and praised the new tournament as a genuine avenue for the future stars of Australian rugby. “It’s been a tough week with games every second day so there’s been sore bodies but all the boys have …

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