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Music industry set to rally as government says low-risk events will be ‘fee free’

Moving forward, festivals that are deemed “low risk” will have the licensing fee waived, while those that aren’t considered low risk will have to pay the full amount of $650 – which the government says is the equivalent of the special event licence fee most operators pay already. “It is …

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‘Hold my Snapple’: Seinfeld comes to the federal economic debate

This is the policy that the ACCC, the authority charged with overseeing competition policy in this country, explicitly rejected in its wide-ranging examination of electricity prices last year. The man appointed by the government to overhaul competition policy, Ian Harper, used his submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the proposals …

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Case closed says Department of Agriculture over live export claims

Asked if the department would take it upon itself to weed out any rogue officials given the government’s own investigation had ended in a dead end due to whistleblower protections, a spokesperson said there was no case to answer. “Neither Mr Moss nor Mr Lawler found evidence of corrupt conduct; …

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Labor candidate Alicia Payne spruiks Canberra, policy credentials

“We are a city with high average incomes and low unemployment. Which means it can be a particularly difficult place to be poor. Standing up for a strong social safety net is as important for the people of Canberra as it is around the country.” And in a move basically …

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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+

It was difficult to properly test the speakers in the room, but from what I could hear the Dolby Atmos sounded very good. Still not an appropriate replacement for headphones, but absolutely better than most phone speakers I’ve heard in the past. Loading The front selfie camera is crystal clear …

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Eagles premiership hero Sheed signs contract extension

Grand final hero Dom Sheed has extended his contract with West Coast, admitting it was an easy decision. The 23-year-old midfielder, whose kick from the boundary with minutes to play sealed victory over Collingwood in the 2018 decider, has re-signed until the end of 2021. Dom Sheed kicks the winner …

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Sideline symbols to revolutionise AFL coaching on game-day

For instance, a coach may communicate that he wants to slow the tempo by using an agreed-upon symbol that conveys that message to the team mid-game. Exactly what those symbols will look like remains to be seen. The LED boards will also be used to signal rotations to players that …

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Samsung unveils five Galaxy phones, including folding and 5G models

No Australian price has been announced so far, but there’s little doubt this device will be incredibly expensive. In the US it will start at $US1980 ($2763). Samsung is encouraging would-be purchasers to register an expression of interest at its website, indicating that it may be available in limited quantities. …

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Melbourne Express, Thursday, February 21, 2019

It’s been a busy morning on the roads, with some disruption on the rail network as well, but most of the major crashes have been cleared. If you’re in the city today, Flinders St will be closed to traffic eastbound from King St and may continue into the afternoon peak. …

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Australian-first research centre will tackle the stresses of society’s humble heroes

Countless little blows to his mind and body, mainly brought on by demanding rosters and anxiety exacerbated by the high stakes situations he’d find himself in. In his fifth year he began to question if the juice was worth the squeeze. Many paramedics face the same reckoning, he says. “You …

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