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Melbourne is set to become the country’s most populous city by 2026 – with vast ramifications

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It was the most Melbourne event of the year, and it startled those who thought they understood the city’s cosmopolitan personality. On a mild Friday morning last October, in the void between the end of the footy season and the start of …

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Salads should be messy ‘portals for discovery’, not a convenient takeaway for the ‘cubicle class’

Like Canberra, Washington DC is often used as a synonym for politics and politicians. As a result, it’s not exactly known for its savoir faire. But one of the most successful food start-ups began there, and it’s changed how Americans – and consequently, a lot of the world – eats, …

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Unscrambling an egg: why ‘getting Brexit done’ is easier said than accomplished

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size So here we are. After all the huffing, puffing and stuffing around, it’s finally happening: Britain is leaving the European Union on January 31. Kind of. The Brexit saga has strangled the nation ever since the Conservative Party first promised a public …

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UN report: Saudi crown prince involved in hacking of Bezos phone

Four weeks later, on May 1, the prince sent Bezos a WhatsApp message containing a video in Arabic promoting Saudi Arabia’s telecom market. Allegedly inside the video file, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday, was a tiny, malicious piece of code that allowed the sender to extract massive …

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Bushfires may crimp living standards long term as insurance costs hit $2b

The Insurance Council of Australia said more than 20,000 claims had been received relating to bushfires since November 8. The current estimated loss is $1.65 billion. Assessors are still to get into some areas hit by the bushfires. The hail storms that swept through Victoria, the ACT and NSW earlier …

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‘You’re not from Australia’: Labor’s multiculturalism reboot

Dr Aly, the first Muslim woman to be elected to federal Parliament, told The Sun-Herald and Sunday Age it was time to revisit what multiculturalism “actually means”. “It’s no longer just about celebrating our cultural diversity one day a year by dipping your sausage roll in soy sauce,” she said. …

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What to expect from a panel interview and how to prepare for one

It’s also important to remember that each panelist will be looking for different things according to their own objectives. Loading In fact, most of the questions you’re asked during an interview are to help the interviewers gain insights into your technical capabilities, soft skills and other important factors that can …

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Consistency shapes a person more than any passing fad could

It is what we do, day-in day-out, that ultimately shapes not only us but also our reputation. This is a point lost on those who devote January to losing weight, indulging in abstinence, getting fit or even changing careers. They have not learned the decidedly unsexy lesson that for many …

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Little merry about James Packer’s early Ho, Ho, Homecoming

He has long said the opening of Crown Sydney would be the thing that draws him back to the city. Wearing a construction hat and hi-viz vest, he tells Seven News during the site tour that he will spend “a lot more” time in the city once the project is …

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Fyre Festival of funds management: How Blue Sky came crashing down

The plant gig appears to be Shand’s first investment since the collapse of Blue Sky in May last year after the dubious valuations of its assets under management were exposed in a flurry of negative research against the company. Blue Sky had pitched itself to investors as the “KKR” of …

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