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Scott Morrison declares Liberals will preference Labor ahead of One Nation

Loading The decision affects Liberal Party preferences only, and does not compel the National Party or all of the Queensland Liberal National Party to place One Nation below Labor. Queensland LNP members who sit in the Liberal party room in Canberra will have to follow the directive, but those who …

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Combination smart speaker and Wi-Fi router is clever, but compromised

Strike up the band There are several mesh Wi-Fi networks on the market and Netgear’s Orbi range stacks up well against competition from the likes of Linksys, D-Link and Google. The Orbi gear is on the expensive side because it’s a “tri-band” system. This means it runs 2.4 and 5GHz …

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It’s time to act on social media after Christchurch: Microsoft boss

He added, “Government has an ever-growing role to play.” Loading Mr Smith is one of the tech industry’s big thinkers. He now detects the kind of change of attitude which happened in the United States when the Three Mile Island nuclear power station was a millimetre from catastrophic meltdown. It …

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No hard edges for West Basin: inquiry hears

He said the hard walls along most of Lake Burley Griffin were to stop erosion but he said heavy flow was needed to cause erosion, something the lake didn’t see much of. Extensive hydrological modelling had shown where erosion would occur, Mr Mackenzie said. “There has to be give and …

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Goolagong Foundation courts Canberra’s Indigenous kids into education

It could be to a doctor – they’ve had their first two graduate recently – or a teacher or whatever else your dream might be. The come-and-try clinic at Melba was the first step towards a potential Foundation scholarship. “We’re using tennis as a vehicle to create better education and …

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Ross Lyon low on game plan as Jesse Hogan a chance to play against Suns

“So it’s really nice to get a compliment, we all want one, we’re all evolving … I’m evolving, and Nathan’s really evolving in his leadership, really growing and maturing so … it’s a tough business this, I’ll take any bouquet that’s thrown my way.” Lyon was realistic when asked if …

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‘So, no one is responsible?’: Drone noise questions linger

Loading Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson, who chaired the committee conducting the inquiry, said it appeared “nobody wanted to put their hand up and take responsibility for drone noise”. “Who is responsible for the noise of drones, the sort of drone that Project Wing is flying around suburbs in Canberra?” Mr Hanson …

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Former Australian cricketer Bruce Yardley dies

He stayed in or near it for five years, making 33 appearances. When the Packer rebels returned, he fought for and kept his place. In 1981-82, in a team featuring Chappell, Marsh, Lillee, Border, Hughes, Thomson, Pascoe and Alderman, he was the Benson and Hedges International Cricketer of the Year. …

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‘We were cracking up laughing’: When Matt Damon wears your hat

“Being such a small place, you pretty much camp on the beach. Everyone was like, ‘Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth are in town’.” Foam Riders supplies its surfwear to the local surf shop – Norwest Surf. The surf store gave some Foam Riders gear to Carnarvon Visitor Centre to give …

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Australia’s top secret cyber agency helps investigate Christchurch

“Cyber-extremism, regardless of the ideological cause, is always going to be taken seriously, and is of great interest to Australia’s law enforcement and security agencies,” Mr Burgess said. Asked if ASD could play a part in preventing or disrupting live-streaming of such events, Mr Burgess said the organisation’s “offensive cyber …

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