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‘Draw a line under it’: PM rules out US missile base in Australia

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds also emphatically ruled out any formal request by the United States. Loading “You would expect the US Secretary of Defence to canvass all those issues in light of what is happening in the Indo-Pacific but I can confirm that he made no request and he wasn’t …

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Nazi-killing spinoff is not quite reicht

Since 2014’s The New Order, Wolfenstein has stood atop two pillars: a narrative that teeters between absurd and heartfelt, and frantic Nazi-splattering gunfights. That balance is off-kilter in Youngblood, an ambitious but unsatisfying co-op spinoff. Set 19 years after The New Colossus, the Nazis have fled back to Europe. Paris …

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Teenager arrested for throwing boy, 6, from Tate Modern balcony

The episode led to the lockdown of the renowned museum, with some visitors saying on social media that they were trapped inside, and others saying they were turned away. A police spokeswoman said authorities were called to the museum about 2.45 p.m. The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance …

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Melbourne Express, Monday, August 5, 2019

Here’s how it looks in print: Albert Street is closed in both directions after that crash at Bell Street in Preston. As we said before, police warn it will remain that way “for hours”. Bell Street is closed between Victoria Street and Chifley Drive. Albert Street is closed between Gower …

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Are low interest rates actually bad? It depends on your perspective

They’ll never be dissuaded from this approach. It’s true interest rates are a “blunt instrument”, but they’re pretty much the only instrument central bankers have. The retired are on much stronger ground when they insist the government continually updates the “deeming rates” it uses to assess the effect of people’s …

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Afterpay tried to hire top ASIC exec Peter Kell

Afterpay approached the former second in command at the corporate watchdog, Peter Kell, about a role inside the $6 billion-valued buy now, pay later platform, which is facing multiple regulatory challenges. The revelation will add to concerns about the revolving door between regulators and big business, and highlights Afterpay’s determination …

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CBA investors eye possible buyback or special dividend

Principal at fund manager Alphinity, Andrew Martin, said CBA’s capital management would be the key focal point for investors, and it was “quite possible” a return of capital would announced this week. “I think there’s even some expectation that there could be a special dividend at this result,” Mr Martin …

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Former dairy king seeks to slip ASIC noose

The court heard Mr Helou was considering bringing an application to stay the proceeding so that he did not face a financial penalty Barrister for ASIC James Peters, QC, told the court that ASIC was not seeking a fine against Mr Helou or Mr Hingle. “We would be met with …

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IOOF’s billion dollar pension deal with ANZ faces new hurdle

All five IOOF representatives involved are vigorously defending that allegations that went to trial last month. Loading Along with the Federal Court action, IOOF was hit with new licence conditions by APRA to ensure a complete separation of its executive team from the board of its superannuation trustees which under …

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Australia ride Smith’s slipstream to the brink of victory at Edgbaston

Loading When nerves might have been expected, Wade got straight into his shots, spanking his first ball to the cover boundary and never looking back. As a wicketkeeper-batsman, Wade’s aggression was always enjoyable to watch but also something of a bonus. As a specialist, he has added solidity to go …

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