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Three toxic waste dump sites discovered in Craigieburn

The Age observed a number of industrial-size bins inside one of the warehouses where guards have been monitoring the air quality. The properties are under 24-hour guard as testing continues amid concerns they could be tampered with. Worksafe is also monitoring the air quality around the sites to detect the spread …

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Look, just quit tweeting, OK? Investors sue Tesla and Musk again

Enough with the tweets already. That’s the message a group of institutional investors in Tesla is sending the electric-car maker and chief executive Elon Musk in broadening its claim against him on Thursday, saying his “repeated mis-statements” continue to harm the company and its shareholders. Elon Musk’s Twitter habit has already …

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US stocks cap worst week of 2019 after jobs data

Investors had been waiting for the jobs report to provide more clues on the state of the world’s biggest economy and were surprised to learn US non-farm payrolls increased by 20,000 last month, trailing estimates for a 180,000 increase. The news came a day after ECB President Mario Draghi delivered …

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Man charged after Newport Lakes Reserve flashing

Police have arrested a Newport man after he allegedly exposed himself to two women while they were walking at Newport Lakes Reserve last month. The 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of sexual activity directed at another person and one count of sexual exposure. The incident took place …

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Is Tony Abbott’s time up?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size When economist Nick Scott retired, he expected his days to take on a peaceful rhythm. He would read. Go fishing. Spend time with his grandchildren. He did not envisage staging political protests while wearing an inflatable dinosaur suit but, well, life is …

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Litbits, March 9, 2019: Happenings in the Canberra literary scene

March 13: Poetry at the House features Rozanna Lilley (Sydney), Paul Magee and Paul Colliss (Canberra). Admission: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, collected before reading starts at 7.30pm in the Fellows’ Bar of ANU’s University House (1 Balmain Crescent, Acton). Bookings: gpage40@bigpond.net.au. March 14: Join us in-conversation with best-selling sensation Jack …

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