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Let AI transcribe recordings for you

Over the years I’ve used various combinations of voice recording and note taking apps to quickly capture a conversation and convert it into an article. For years I stuck with iPad app Notability and particularly liked the way the app would timestamp whatever I scribbled to the audio recording, allowing …

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Fashion Week ends on a high note after a rollercoaster ride

A committed lover and patron of the arts, Zampatti said she was thrilled to “merge two of her passions, fashion and music”. Zampatti’s Melbourne show included a performance by singer Dami Im. “The orchestra loves the idea of doing something different. This kind of venue and audience enlarges their reach, …

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‘He was ready’: Bob Hawke remembered by former prime ministers

Mr Shorten told reporters he had visited Mr Hawke in his Sydney home last week after Labor’s election campaign launch. “On his back verandah, sitting out there with his beloved Blanche, supported by Craig [Emerson, the former Labor minister]. He had the sun on his face, and a crossword in …

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Chambers music to fans’ ears as Storm late show reels in Tigers

Welch, 24, is also out of contract next season and was in the sights of several sides. Instead he faces a second knee reconstruction after having one during the 2017 premiership season. He will undergo scans in the coming days to confirm his injury but the Storm strongly suspect he …

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Fight investigation closes, high school assistant principal to stay on

A petition was quickly launched in support of the assistant principal, who has been with the school 15 years. Lisa Rodgers, Department of Education director general, said after careful examination of the facts, Mr Walton would return to his position. “I understand it’s not always easy for teachers, in the …

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Alarm over ‘staggering’ spike in hospitalised underage drinkers

“More than 200 intoxicated teens presented to Brisbane EDs, more than 280 to Gold Coast EDs and almost 90 to Sunshine Coast EDs. “The numbers are rising, and that’s not even considering the number of young people who suffer injuries while under the influence. “Young people are more likely to …

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TAFE Queensland struggles with declining enrolments

TAFE Queensland’s attempts to reduce expenses were unsuccessful, largely due to employee costs and system implementation issues, the report said. TAFE was expected to make an $11 million loss in the 2019 financial year, while its operating surplus plunged from $19.96 million in 2017 to $1.42 million in 2018. The …

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Social media tributes pour in for deceased former PM Bob Hawke

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull Former prime minister Julia Gillard Former prime minister Paul Keating Former prime minister Kevin Rudd Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack Deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek Liberal MP Kevin Andrews Former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce Labor MP Tony Burke Sally McManus, secretary …

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Extreme grandparenting a booming new sport

Robyn Lewis of Raglan has heard many ‘extreme grandparenting’ (C8) stories, and is “not sure why baby boomers need to take such extreme measures in caring for their grandchildren. My story is extreme in that we have only had one experience in caring for our grandson. On our visit to …

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Bob Hawke, the leader with the common touch, fought to the end for another Labor government

But the man who was the most successful and long-serving Labor prime minister in Australian history was not about to waste the time left to him: he devoted his very last days to giving Bill Shorten and his party a leg-up. This week, just six days after putting aside old …

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