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Death Stranding is a sublime achievement wrapped in a painful chore

But by contrast the gameplay is extremely bland. Almost all of the time you’re not watching the game like a movie you’re messing with convoluted menus or delivering stuff. You can accept various jobs, but they all boil down to walking back and forth across the country. It’s truly impressive …

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Bushfire threat eases across NSW ahead of worsening conditions

Mr Shepherd said firefighters were bracing for more homes to become “under threat” over the course of the day. Two fires remained at the “watch and act” alert level as of Friday morning, in Stockyard Flat near Walcha and Rumba Dump, in the Tapin Tops National Park. NSW RFS members …

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‘If in doubt, say no’: why phone apps want permission to use your personal data

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Smartphones are incredibly useful tools and entertainment devices.  They are also a gateway to a massive amount of our personal data. They can find out where we are, listen to us and see us, know who we talk to and what’s on …

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Indigenous AFL players considered walkoffs

“There was a sense of everyone having let down Adam and wanting to make sure they never let down one of their brothers again,” Darling told AAP. “It wasn’t the Indigenous players’ fault in the slightest but there they were taking a sense of responsibility. “Conversations were being had – …

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Carlton among four clubs fined for anti-doping breaches

The AFL have fined Carlton $10,000 after the Blues failed to follow anti-doping whereabouts rules for multiple players on an end-of-season trip. Carlton received the biggest fine among four clubs, with Melbourne, the Western Bulldogs and Richmond also failing to provide complete information. Carlton.Credit:AAP The AFL fined the Demons $5000, …

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James Hardie profit up despite housing headwinds

Chief executive Jack Truong said the company’s cladding products were winning market share away from bricks, vinyl and engineered wood products. Loading “Our material is really more easy to install than bricks and it costs less, and it takes less time,” he said. The company expects “modest growth” in the US …

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‘Too late to leave’: Emergency warnings for multiple bushfires across NSW

Emergency warnings have been issued for five out-of-control bushfires burning in the northern part of NSW, as firefighters brace for “extreme” conditions on Friday. The NSW Rural Fire Service said it was “too late to leave” for residents in the path of a large blaze in Tenterfield near the Queensland …

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WA Police won’t be ‘tethered to desks’ after tech boost from thousands of new iPhones

Loading WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said with the rollout of the phones, new body armour and body-worn cameras, police were “seeing quite a revolution” in how officers were equipped for duty. Officers will soon also be able to take statements in the field, a move Mr Dawson said meant …

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Great southern songs: Iva Davies explains three Icehouse classics

“It was really unexpected. It was just the first song I wrote for the ‘difficult second album’,” he laughs. The song was created as part of an “incredible explosion” of musical technology at the end of the 1970s, when Iva Davies accidentally happened to be part of a series of …

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Fact or fiction? Morrison’s war on protestors

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke to the Queensland Resource Council vowing to draft new laws banning protesters from boycotting companies. Civil liberty groups warn the implications of these measures might attack free speech, and undermine every Australian’s right to protest. The changes were also called “legally questionable and morally …

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