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Childcare provider charged after toddlers escaped, ran onto busy road

Werribee West Family Centre is operated by Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS). Following an investigation by the Department of Education and Training, a spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday that charges had been laid against ECMS. Childcare centre workers take the kids back across the road. “The safety of children being cared …

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‘A lot to prove’: Branson’s Virgin Galactic plummets on Wall Street

Virgin Galactic faces questions about the ultimate size of the suborbital tourism market and the competitive challenges, said Steven Jorgenson, general partner at Starbridge Venture Capital. Two well-funded rivals, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, plan to offer orbital flights. Loading “You have a lot of …

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US stocks close broadly lower on new US-China trade jitters

“It’s mainly the concerns about whether there will be some kind of trade deal with China, both the first round and the bigger agreement that, obviously, appears further away,” said Kate Warne, chief investment strategist at Edward Jones. “When there’s good news on trade negotiations, stocks tend to move up, …

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Fixing a ‘problem’: WeWork chief accused of sidelining pregnant worker

WeWork and its embattled former chief executive officer, Adam Neumann, were hit with a federal bias complaint by his ex-chief-of-staff for alleged pregnancy and gender discrimination, the latest of several recent lawsuits against the office-sharing company. The complaint, filed on Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s New York office, …

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House values surge in October as rate cuts fuel markets

In both cities, values so far this year are now in positive territory. It wasn’t just houses. Unit values in Sydney lifted by 1.2 per cent in October to be 4.2 per cent up over the quarter while in Melbourne they jumped by 2 per cent to be up 5 …

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‘It’s not a great time of year’: Menzel hopes for another lifeline

“That’s a real positive for me – I don’t have any pain in the knees or groins, they’re [feeling] as good as they ever have. “Obviously I’ve got to wait and see if something else pans out. It’s a different situation for me and it certainly is frustrating because you …

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Screens front and back the new must-have for Chinese smartphones

Xiaomi’s insane wraparound screen Xiaomi kicked off the war on bezels with the original Mi Mix, but the company has taken the fight to a whole new level with a smartphone made up almost entirely of screen. The Mi Mix Alpha’s 7.9-inch OLED ‘surround display’ wraps around the phone, with …

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Migrant skill mismatch costing the country $6 billion a year

Non-English speaking migrants are much more likely to have a post-graduate degree and also build on those skills once they arrive in Australia, taking on extra studies. Loading While migrants from English-speaking countries were almost always likely to have the skills set matching their job, only three in every five …

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We won’t agree with China on ‘absolutely everything’: Birmingham

In an interview, Senator Birmingham reinforced Senator Payne’s position ahead of the Shanghai International Export Expo, the key annual event for doing business with China – Australia’s largest trading partner. Loading “Australia understands that we will never agree with China or every country on absolutely everything,” he said. “We have to …

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‘Costing lives’: States push Hunt for mental health funding overhaul

Loading The Productivity Commission report found admissions of mentally ill patients into hospital emergency rooms had jumped 70 per cent in the past 15 years, linking the increase to a lack of affordable services outside hospitals. It recommended the government lift the maximum number of Medicare-covered psychology sessions from 10 …

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