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Australia’s infant milk formula stocks spoiled by US-China trade wars

“For A2 Milk Company and Bellamy’s, the risks are that their effective addressable market in China will shrink,” Morgan Stanley analyst Thomas Kierath said in a report. A report from China’s National Development and Reform Commission kickstarted the sell off in A2 and Bellamy’s late on Monday. The extent to …

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Sydney Fringe Festival gift of life to CBD

New to this year’s 400 event program is Paddington Hub, featuring pop-up performances at Cobbstar Studios and underneath Oxford Street’s Verona Cinema, and an expansion of the dance hub to Australian Actors Centre in Leichhardt where a launch event, Dance All Day, on Saturday, September 7, will open the outdoor …

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‘Disney needs to move quickest’: Stan boss open to deals, sports content

After this year’s screenings in the US, he said the “clear message” was that the US studios would still be open to content deals even when they have direct-to-consumer businesses overseas. “If you look at the three big content giants that are there now in terms of content creators Disney …

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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, June 5

TARGET 8115 How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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Expanded Chromebook range hits Australia as Google pushes homegrown software

From Wednesday an expanded range of devices from Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo will be available from a new Chromebooks website, as well as from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Amazon Australia. This includes computers that have previously not been available in Australia, such as the 2019 Asus Flip C434. The …

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The takeaway: Wages at risk if gig jobs keep growing

Many interviewees recognised their tenuous employment position. “It’s a shit job, yeah of course, it’s for a young man, young woman…yeah it’s only for backpackers. Sometimes I can see an Aussie man or New Zealand doing this f—ing job, I don’t understand; try to find a better job,” another interviewee …

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‘Crying out for workers’: Five regional areas to receive new migrants

Mr Tudge also named Dubbo in NSW as an area that was “crying out for workers”. “One of the skill shortages they have in far-north Queensland are Chinese-speaking scuba instructors,” he said. “That is not going to be on a national skills shortage list, but it is a really important …

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Keneally and Dutton: We must ask: ‘Who can we reasonably take in?’

Worse than this brawl is the effect that this kind of thinking has had on the nation. It has given racists and bigots, especially white supremacists, a platform from which to preach their messages of hate and division. No one envisages that we can take all the asylum seekers who …

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Why there’s a good chance George Pell will win

No one but Pell, the lawyers, the jury and Judge Kidd have ever seen that video, but it’s the prosecutor’s strongest argument at Pell’s appeal. It’s clear that the man’s testimony was powerful and that his story stood up very well against lengthy questioning from Robert Richter. The jury obviously …

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Sydney’s multicultural west offers Morrison a path to a 2022 cakewalk

It struck me then that these apparent polar opposites are the yin and yang of the moralising prude. The Old Puritans and New Puritans are humourless, intolerant, proselytising wowsers. The only thing that separates them is the heretics they choose to burn. Loading Roll forward to 2019 and with many …

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