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Labor pledges to keep tax burden below Howard government’s

Labor said the pay rise would be worth $11,300 a year on average. Loading Treasurer Josh Frydenberg challenged Mr Bowen on this on Monday by asking whether the pay rise would go to all of the 195,000 staff employed in the childcare industry, risking a cost blowout in the Labor …

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Markets tumble as Trump throws trade talks into chaos

Currency and commodity markets were also volatile; the Australian dollar fell as low as US69.63¢ – the lowest in three years outside of the January flash crash – and settled at US69.87¢ in afternoon trading. Traders also raised their bets on a Reserve Bank interest rate cut on Tuesday to …

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With Olympic hoop dreams fading, Wilson turns sights to Collingwood

“When I was 16 I went to the AIS and I was very fortunate to have the opportunities I did playing basketball, but it was a long plan for me. “I knew that if I wasn’t around the cusp of Olympic selection in 2020, as that was my goal, then …

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‘The numbers go against Brendon Bolton’

A week is a long time in football. After a couple of bright performances from Carlton, they put in a howler against North Melbourne. This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall, Caroline Wilson and Greg Baum take a look at the Blues and ask – …

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Satellite captures ‘one in a million’ shot of North Korean missile launch

Planet Labs co-founder and chief executive Will Marshall described the photo as “damn improbable”, tweeting “but if we take >million images/day we’ll get one in a million shots!” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that North Korea’s missile launches “didn’t present a threat to the United States” …

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Franklin no guarantee of returning for crunch Bombers clash

Already beset by injury, the Swans had another casualty in Saturday’s 22-point defeat to Brisbane with the in-form Harry Cunningham tearing his adductor as he launched a clearing kick from defence. Loading Cunningham will miss the next four to six weeks, joining experienced backmen Jarrad McVeigh, Heath Grundy and Nick …

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Rebel Wilson withdraws from Sydney theatre show due to ‘scheduling conflict’

Private Benjamin, a film about a woman who joins the military after her husband dies, is in development. A project called Crowded, which Wilson’s production company Camp Sugar has optioned, is also being produced, with Wilson playing the lead. Wilson has withdrawn from Sydney Theatre Company’s The Beauty Queen of …

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Australian DJ’s death not suspicious as family declines autopsy

Police said the pair, and another friend who went to bed before the accident took place, had been drinking heavily at the time. Loading Mr Neat crashed through a full length glass window at the Hillstone Villas Resort and police suspect he bled to death over a number of hours. …

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The iPad Mini is back and better than ever

Internally, the iPad Mini has power to burn with an A12 Bionic chip inside. This provides far more headroom than iOS needs, whether you’re playing a game or editing a spreadsheet in Excel, so you should be able to use this iPad long into the future. And battery life, as …

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Phones the ‘drink-driving of this generation’, says Roads Minister

Loading “The things that cause fatalities on our roads are speed, alcohol, drugs, distraction and fatigue,” Ms Pulford said. “This should come as no news to anybody.” Responding to a question on the use of mobile phones as a possible factor in one of the weekend crashes, the minister said …

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