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How a robot vacuum could be the heart (and eyes) of your smart home

If you change the layout of your furniture, it will adapt the existing map rather than having to create a whole new one and if you have a multi-storey house, it simply makes multiple maps, and uses its learned landmarks to determine which floor it’s on (you’ll still need to …

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More girls interested in STEM jobs, but fewer women keeping them

Over the last few years, there’s been a massive cross-industry push to get more women and girls into science and technology courses. Each toy fair has dozens of toys aimed at teaching girls how to code, there are award shows recognising the few senior women there are in the field, …

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Australians more reluctant to pay tax for basic health, education services

Only 20 per cent of respondents said they supported abolishing negative gearing completely, marginally higher than the 16 per cent who do not believe it should be restricted. Almost 30 per cent of respondents were unsure or unaware of Labor’s policy on the issue. Support for company tax cuts remains …

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‘Sexist, misogynistic and offensive’: Kelly O’Dwyer seeks national response on Wicked Campers

Loading With no third party media provider with which Ad Standards can work, the existing legislation has allowed the company to ignore those determinations. In recent years, Queensland and Tasmania have introduced legislation specifically targeting Wicked Campers, giving power to motor vehicle registries to deregister any vehicle that doesn’t comply …

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‘Disappointing’: Last-minute pipeline, land-clearing changes rile foes

A Planning department spokesman denied the pipeline approval was backdated, saying the amendment applied “to a small number of approved infrastructure projects all given consent under an old planning mechanism that has since been abolished”. “As such, it is a transition regulation that allows the decision maker to assess the …

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McEvoy has prime book for Randwick Guineas day

‘‘It is great to have Redzel back and The Autumn Sun gets to Randwick, which I think he is going to really enjoy. The extra 200 metres in the Randwick Guineas will only be to his advantage and it will be exciting to see what he can do again. He …

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Morrison in Perth to carve out battleground for election in the west

“Because his policies will only see a boost to their incomes while smashing the Australian budget in the cost we saw last time Labor were in power. “Their border protection debacles cost the country an extra $16 billion.” But he went on to say his government was supportive of WA’s …

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Magistrate indecently assaulted teenage boy in ‘ritual’, court told

Mr Hobart said the boy would often stay with Mr Curran on Friday nights before going sailing the next day. While his brother slept in the spare room, the boy would sleep in Mr Curran’s bed, Mr Hobart said, where he was encouraged to remain naked. “The Crown suggests the …

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Dance music legend urges WA not to walk the nanny state path

Australian dance music stalwarts The Presets cut their teeth playing their edgy brand of electronic music in the early 2000s Sydney club scene. But after years of tightening regulations and noise complaints closing pubs and clubs in Sydney’s once bustling entertainment districts, Julian Hamilton, one half of The Presets duo, issued …

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Nick Cotric winging it to lift for Raiders in Rapana’s absence

Loading But Cotric has spent the majority of the pre-season on his favoured left wing, sealed by a meeting with Stuart about where the 20-year-old first best into the Green Machine. “I’m happy on the left wing. We had a brief chat about [where I would play this year] and …

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