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Federal government refuses to release details of taxpayer-owned buildings which might be a fire hazard

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, which is overseeing a national audit of all government buildings, will not say how many more could be a risk. The audit, ordered in 2017, has not been completed. Defence says work is being done to fix five affected sites in Mosman in …

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From the Archives, 1929: Wall Street suffers spectacular crash

Closing of Exchange Considered Conditions Improve at Close New York, 24th October – Continuing its spectacular decline the New York stock market experienced what may be the worst break in its history. Four thousand million dollars’ worth of paper profits were wiped out in less than three hours’ trading, which …

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Economy performing ‘modestly’ says Treasury secretary

He said this may improve as the more than $15 billion in tax refunds already delivered this year work through the economy and workers pay down debt. “It is worth noting that even if households initially use the tax cuts to pay down debt faster, this will still bring forward …

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Gmail hooked us on free storage, now Google is making us pay

“I was merrily using the account and one day I noticed I hadn’t received any email since the day before,” said Rod Adams, a nuclear energy analyst and retired naval officer. After using Gmail since 2006, he’d finally hit his 15GB cap and Google had cut him off. Switching away …

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‘Self-serving and misleading claims’: Wisetech chief fires back against short seller but rules out legal action

“Regardless of the noise and market disruption of these self-serving and misleading claims, we will continue to strive to ensure our shareholders are informed about the performance of our business,” Mr White said. WiseTech shares came out of a trading halt after the announcement and were as much as 10 …

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‘We are not bloody ready’: Call for delay to disability royal commission

On Tuesday evening, officials told the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee the royal commission was “very confident” it was “ready to go ahead”. It also said legal support services are still six to eight weeks away from being fully operational and the royal commission’s in-house counselling team is still …

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Australians ‘made a decision’ to join Islamic State, says Dutton

“People made a decision to either go in themselves or tragically take their children,” the Home Affairs Minister said on Wednesday. “We issued very stern warnings about people that were going.” “It’s a very unstable environment and the intelligence agency advice to us is very clear that it’s not possible …

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Chance of sunshine, rain, hail and snow

The main high centre sitting in the Tasman sea is directing northerly winds over Melbourne, which is bringing down the warm air from the interior of the continent. But lighter winds today means we’ll feel more of the cool sea breeze (and the reason why temperatures won’t be as hot …

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Melbourne Express, Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thirteen degrees now ahead of a clear and sunny top of 27.  That’s it from us. We’re heading out into the sunshine. Don’t forget your SPF.  Hanna Mills Turbet will be in the hot seat from 6am tomorrow. One last look at the (very Melburnian) weather over the next few …

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