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‘Software is eating the world’: Atlassian revenue up 37 per cent

Last year the company’s annual revenue broke through the $US1 billion mark for the first time and it is now approaching $US1.6 billion in revenue. In its latest results, Atlassian said its marketplace crossed $US1 billion in lifetime sales for the first time. In a letter to shareholders, founders and …

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CSL soars to record highs, IAG hit by hailstorms

That’s it for the blog this week. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. We’ll be back on Tuesday following the public holiday on Monday. Have a great long weekend.  Scutty. Australian shares eased into the long weekend on Friday, brushing aside continued uncertainty associated with the coronavirus outbreak in China …

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Climate change is a crisis but don’t call it an ‘apocalypse’

Loading Just last week I caught up with old friends at the pub and conversation turned to our planetary future. These friends have never been climate change deniers but the bushfires have driven home the clear and present danger. One of our group is buying land in Europe and she …

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Austria, Japan outstrip Australia on support for carers

Austrian workers can get up to three months of paid leave a year to care for elderly relatives, while Japanese carers can take the same for each family member and Italians get 36 days a year. But in Australia, employees are only entitled to 10 days of carer’s leave for …

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Hundreds of Australians caught up in global sting by tax agencies

The J5 is looking at clients, some of whom are based in Australia, who are thought to have used the bank to conceal and transfer wealth secretly to avoid tax and hide the proceeds of organised crime. The alleged activity may have been going on for several years. The action …

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PM can build a legacy, or be our next leader lost on the climate war’s battlefield

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits a fire-damaged property on Kangaroo Island.Credit:AAP Second are the pressures. The government survived the 2019 election despite high-profile opponents in inner-city electorates condemning the Coalition’s “inaction” on climate change.Whatever comfort the government took from that result, it is very likely the bushfires havereduced community tolerance …

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Xylouris White, keeping their music same but different

“For me, I always had this thing that the skill of the musician is to keep it like it’s the first time, every time.” Anyone who’s witnessed the drummer’s intensely focused work with Dirty Three or anyone else (Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Seeker Lover Keeper) will know what he’s talking …

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Australian director couldn’t imagine making Seberg without Kristen Stewart

Most people remember Jean Seberg as the ’60s gamine with a daringly short pixie crop selling the Herald Tribune in Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard’s game-changing 1960 film about a gangster’s affair with a naive American tourist. That was pretty much all Kristen Stewart knew about her, she admits, before she was …

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Lou Barlow finds silver lining in Sebadoh

Their latest album, 2019’s Act Surprised, is a stunner, with Pitchfork declaring the album “the strongest Sebadoh release since 1996’s Harmacy”. Did Barlow have an inkling that he was on a winner while making the record? “I kinda did, yeah,” he admits with a laugh. “I felt really good about …

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Australian Open day four LIVE updates

Thanks so much to everyone that followed along today and tonight on this blog.  I’m calling game, set and match for tonight but we’ll be back on deck with all the action tomorrow starting from the first game and extending deep into the evening.  Thanks to you all and see …

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