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‘You’re not Clark Kent’: Barnaby Joyce says press freedom campaign hypocritical

Loading “The fourth estate is important but you’re not Clark Kent from The Daily Planet,” he said on Monday morning. “We talk about the public interest as if it’s some indissolvable right, it’s a beacon of justice which everything else can be put aside to protect.” “But that is the …

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Six bins proposed as way out of recycling crisis

The Andrews government commissioned Infrastructure Victoria to reform the state’s waste system after the disastrous collapse of recycling giant SKM. The company’s closure sent the recycling system into chaos and resulted in thousands of tonnes of recycling being sent to landfill. The catastrophe forced a major rethink of Victoria’s recycling …

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ASX trading softer, WiseTech plummets again

Australian shares remain lower after two hours of trade, weighed down by steep falls in information technology and consumer staples along with weakness in financials. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 is currently off 0.3 per cent at 6632.9 having been down more than half a per cent in early trade. By …

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‘It’s not a wave, it’s a tsunami’: Green surge in Swiss election

Far from the sea, Switzerland is especially vulnerable to climate change as temperatures in the country are rising twice as quickly as the global average. The SVP, which won a record number of seats in 2015 amid Europe’s refugee crisis, slipped 3.6 points to 25.8 per cent while the Greens’ …

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Telstra, Optus dispute regional 4G crown

Moving further away from densely populated areas, Telstra’s average download speeds and availability drop away more quickly, leaving Optus slightly ahead. “This difference reflects the business and technology strategies of Australia’s major operators,” according to the Opensignal report. “Telstra aspires to offer national service focused on geographic reach, while Vodafone …

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Seven West Media offloads Pacific Magazines to Bauer for $40m

Seven will use the proceeds of this latest deal to pay down debt, improve its balance sheet and simplify the business to focus instead on content-led growth. Loading The Better Homes & Gardens television show will continue production, and the two companies have agreed on advertising spend and the long-term sharing …

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Boeing says FAA was told ‘multiple times’ of changes to 737 Max as spat intensifies

Public rift The public rupture comes as Boeing and the regulator are working to get the 737 Max back into the skies and rebuild public trust after months of bruising publicity. The commercial return of Boeing’s best-selling plane has slipped repeatedly and now isn’t likely before 2020. “We understand and …

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Goldman Sachs banker arrested over insider trading allegations

“We are cooperating with the authorities on the situation regarding Mr. Cohen,” Nicole Sharp, a representative for the firm, said in an emailed statement. “Protecting client confidential information is our highest internal priority and we condemn this alleged behavior.” An attorney for Cohen didn’t immediately respond to a request for …

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Police search for Audi driver following South Yarra hit-run

The driver of a luxury car who allegedly knocked a motorcylist off his bike and left him for dead remained on the run on Monday morning. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an alleged hit-run in South Yarra about 4.35pm on Sunday. Investigators were told that the motorcyclist, a man …

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