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Kitesurfing and pitching: How yearbooks transformed into a $3.6bn business

Reflecting on a huge few days that has seen Canva announce its latest investment of US$70 million in funding from Bond Capital, General Catalyst and Blackbird Ventures, Perkins says even when Canva existed only as a pitch deck she was determined to succeed. “I guess even back then we had …

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‘Unrelentingly partisan’: Did the Murdoch press sway the election?

In addition to its newspapers’ front pages and columnists, which were almost uniformly glowing in their praise of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and in attacking the ALP’s policies and leadership, every Murdoch paper editorialised in favour of the Coalition on election eve. But did the negative campaign affect the outcome? …

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Lawyer X commission extended by seven months due to ‘complexities’

Former gangland barrister Nicola Gobbo, also known as Lawyer X, became a police informer when she was a law student in 1995 and continued as the notorious Informer 3838 at the height of 2000s gangland war. Loading From 2005, she gave police information on some of the state’s most well-known …

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Woolworths won’t sell pokies till it solves Big W problem

As the largest investor in Tabcorp and the Star Entertainment casino group, Perpetual had no ethical qualms over investing in gambling companies and took its position on Woolworth’s ALH stake purely on business grounds, the sources said. Loading There have been reports dating back several years that Woolworths and its …

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Better late than never, Albo’s time is now

That kind of statement, Bill Shorten, might tell you, is why voters rejected you and your political union mates. – David Thomson, Port Macquarie As a disaffected Labor voter I don’t quite know what to make of Anthony Albanese as a prospective leader. Stolid and unsophisticated but a seasoned and …

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‘Sick, wounded’ children need urgent evacuation from Syrian refugee camp, say families

They have a range of injuries and illnesses, including shrapnel wounds, ear damage from bomb blasts, broken teeth, rickets, malnourishment and post-traumatic stress disorder, Save the Children and the families say. Loading The families say other camp detainees have threatened the lives of Australian women and children. The six-year-old girl, …

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Labor divided on climate policy after ‘absolute carnage’ at the election

“The challenge of tackling climate change is just as important this week as it was last week,” he said. “And Australia remains in the middle of an energy crisis that is still seeing energy prices continue to rise under this government.” Labor’s climate and energy spokesman Mark Butler says Labor …

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The party we hate least (by a small margin) wins government

So, on that basis, which party will she tend to vote for? The one she dislikes or distrusts the least. In the absence of a charismatic leader, that is the usual run of things. And so it was this time.For almost the entirety of the past three years, media and …

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Property sales freefall blows $5.2 billion hole in Victoria’s budget

Treasurer Tim Pallas says the tax increases he will introduce in Monday’s budget are “prudent measures” aimed at propping up the state’s spending on schools, hospitals and public transport. But they are certain to turn up the political heat on the Andrews government as it delivers its first budget after …

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US lawyers request NSW police documents in Jarryd Hayne rape case

In the plaintiff’s statement regarding compelling production of records filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, JV’s lawyers revealed they had requested all NSW Police files relating to charges laid against Hayne in December 2018, and any other incident of violence against women. …

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