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Doctor, patient details allegedly stolen in CSL espionage scandal

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald revealed on Wednesday that CSL was suing a former “high level” employee for allegedly stealing a million pages of the company’s trade secrets, including sales information, research and testing for new products and reams of information on CSL’s existing drugs to land a …

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Parliament snoozes while the PM continues his world-class jetsetting

To put this election-year slack-off in another context, that 45 days equals the number of days the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, will have spent overseas by the end of the year. His MPs might be taking it easy, but Morrison is busily maintaining his reputation as the nation’s most-travelled first-year …

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When we looked to the mountains to build confidence in the future

We threw snowballs, slid on sheets of plastic and later endured the agony of frozen fingers thawing, building stories we knew would leave classmates furious with envy. But our parents had not brought us here for such exotic delights. A lesson about Australia reaching into the future was on the …

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Don’t be negative: Our rate cuts are working, RBA’s Philip Lowe says

Lowe pushed back against a suggestion by an audience member that Australia is headed for unorthodox monetary policy such as negative interest rates. “I don’t think it’s the right assumption to make that we are going to have a lot more work to do to get inflation back to target …

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‘A real game changer’: Seven to consume regional affiliate Prime

Mr Warburton said he hoped Bermuda-based billionaire Bruce Gordon, a Prime shareholder, would be supportive of a bid that “makes a lot of sense” and would be earnings per share accretive on a pro forma basis. “[The deal] gives Prime shareholders the opportunity to be part of a larger broadcasting play,” …

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Missile tears through family home in Melbourne’s south-east

A missile blasted from a suburban park was propelled 150 metres into the sky before crashing into a nearby home, damaging its roof, ceiling and walls. Police say the seven kilogram missile was fired from a privately-owned reserve on Hillview Drive, Carrum Downs, in Melbourne’s south-east, about 5pm on August …

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Melbourne Express, Friday, October 18, 2019

And that’s a wrap from us on this crisp spring morning. It’s still only 11 degrees in the city, but the temperature is expected to rise to 23 degrees later this afternoon. There are minor delays on the Upfield line, but a good service on all other Metro lines.  On …

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New energy projects on track for end-of-year approval as Angus Taylor defends underwriting scheme

Mr Taylor said the government had been “hard-nosed” with these projects and each of them would have to prove commercially viable and benefit the jurisdiction in which they were going to operate. “The government only wants to intervene as much as is absolutely necessary to ensure there is sufficient investment …

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‘Homogenous groupthink’: Labor women slam election strategy set by ‘Anglo men’

“We had a really amazing suite of gender-based policies, but no capacity to sell it,” EMILY’s List national co-convenor Tanja Kovac said. Loading The submission blamed the party’s communication problems on “the lack of diversity, especially women, in leadership positions in the national office of the ALP and in senior …

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Migrant underclass: arriving with dreams, ending up in chains

Loading Kunkel represents workers who are cheated by employers because they are vulnerable, such as students from Colombia or labourers from Vanuatu. Some of these cases make headlines, but many claims are only lodged when these legal workers are at the end of their stay and have nothing to lose. …

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