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Free agency for life and delisted free agency: trade jargon and the new rules

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size With the AFL season over another has dawned – not one in which games are won and lost but one in which the seeds are sown for premiership glory. Trade season, in October and November, is when clubs build their lists. Intensive …

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10 degree drop in just two hours: Goodbye warm weather

This meant there was no risk of a mass asthma event such as the fatal storm and weather change that occurred in November 2016, but Mr Efron urged people to always keep an eye on any warnings issued by the Department of Health, especially now the hay fever season had …

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Tesla shares fall as it misses delivery estimates

Tesla said its deliveries rose less than 2 per cent in the third quarter, missing Wall Street estimates and sending its shares down nearly 6 per cent in trading after the bell. Total deliveries came in at 97,000 units for the quarter, below analysts’ estimates of 97,477 vehicles, according to …

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Microsoft debuts foldable Surface devices, including one for your pocket

Microsoft will add a foldable, pocketable, two-screen Android-based device to its Surface lineup of products in 2020, although at a hardware reveal event in New York the company was reluctant to call the Surface Duo a “phone”. Microsoft abandoned its Windows Phone initiative after 2016’s Lumia 650, but with the …

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Markets Live: Growth fears to rattle ASX for second day

Global growth concerns and a surprise build in US inventories saw crude oil prices tumble to a one-month low on Wednesday. “Weak economic data and rising inventories weighed on sentiment in the commodity sector,” ANZ senior commodities strategist Daniel Hynes said in a note. “US crude stockpiles rose by 3.1 …

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Mattress, chair set alight in Port Phillip Prison cell

A mattress and plastic chair have been set alight in Victoria’s Port Phillip Prison. Firefighters were called to the maximum security jail at Truganina, in Melbourne’s west, just after 7.30am on Thursday, the CFA says. Port Phillip Prison.Credit:Paul Jeffers Three MFB appliances and one CFA truck arrived at the prison …

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A laughing matter: Putin jokes about Russia meddling in 2020 election

Washington: Russia President Vladimir Putin joked on Wednesday that he is going to interfere in the 2020 presidential elections. Vladimir PutinCredit:Kremlin Pool via AP During an appearance on a panel at Russian Energy Week in Moscow, Putin was asked by moderator Keir Simmons of NBC News whether Russia was going …

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BP warns WA-specific emission guidelines would drive pollution elsewhere

In her submission to the EPA WA, BP director of policy, environment and community affairs Tzila Katzel said WA’s industrial sector could be disadvantaged if large emitters were targetted in a single jurisdiction. “BP suggests the guidance would disadvantage development within the state, as investors would likely shift their investment …

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‘Positive advances’: Boris Johnson sets out new Brexit compromise plan

Northern Ireland would stay part of the UK’s customs territory but to avoid customs checks, a declaration system would be introduced with a simplified process for small traders, along with a trusted-traders scheme. Boris Johnson, UK prime minister, gestures while delivering his keynote speech on the closing day of the …

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‘Disappointed’ Bellamy says Storm skipper Smith considering hanging up boots

Bellamy said he was “disappointed” to hear Smith was considering calling time on his illustrious career on Monday – one day after Storm players shared a few end of season beers. “Two or three weeks ago I was pretty confident he would play again next year,” Bellamy said. “But on …

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