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Food delivery platform DoorDash files for initial public offering

The company has hired Goldman Sachs to lead the IPO, according to a person familiar with the matter. Goldman Sachs declined to comment. Loading DoorDash competes with Uber Eats, GrubHub and Postmates, and was last valued at about US$13 billion ($19 billion) after its most recent funding round in 2019, …

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ASIO needs more powers to tackle foreign interference

“Espionage and foreign interference are affecting parts of the community that they did not touch during the Cold War,” Burgess said. “And the intent is to engineer fundamental shifts in Australia’s position in the world.” This latest warning comes as no surprise. We have had to digest reports of cyber …

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Junior footy grapples with concussion risk after Farmer’s CTE diagnosis

“It’s full protection of my kids in a sport that they love. A full-contact sport without compulsory padding too, so it’s a massive comfort. It takes away our family’s emotion and also puts the decision into a real life medical situation.” An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released …

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Payne, Ruston call special meeting with states on domestic violence

The Coalition is currently rolling out a fourth national “action plan” on domestic violence, which includes $340 million over three years. Senator Payne said while it worked with states on “getting that right,” the government would “certainly consider new ideas and proposals for reducing and eliminating violence against women and …

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ASIO’s counter-terrorism powers to be widened to catch foreign spies

Laws which came into effect in 2003 give ASIO powers to obtain warrants to question, or detain and question, a person under compulsion in relation to a potential terrorism offence. Questioning can occur for up to eight hours, or 24 hours with an extension, while people can be detained for …

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RBA faces rate squeeze amid global economic meltdown

On Saturday, a key indicator of China’s economy suggested the world’s manufacturing centre had come to a standstill. The PMI manufacturing index fell to 35.7 in February, its lowest reading on record. A reading above 50 indicates the sector is expanding. The non-manufacturing index fell even further, to 29.6 from …

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‘Teetering on the brink’: Half a billion dollars sought to aid wildlife recovery

The spreadsheet, compiled in the middle of February, does not detail how much of the money has been approved, nor how much will be diverted from existing programs. Loading Among the biggest totals agencies are seeking is $60 million – with $40 million for this year and next – for …

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How many other players are at risk of brain injury?

Discovering CTE in Australian Rules is no surprise. These are the words used by the director of the Australian Sports Brain Bank, Associate Professor Michael Buckland, when asked by reporters for his reaction to diagnosing CTE in Farmer’s brain: “It’s a contact sport and we’ve found it just about every …

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Eagles hold out Bulldogs in first AFLW win

Eagles coach Luke Dwyer was upbeat after the match, and said: “It’s a really great feeling to get our first win for the football club on a few fronts. “I think in terms of reward for effort for the players along with the staff and obviously the coaching group. “I’m …

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Dockers too much for Blues in the west

Aish, who played in Collingwood’s preliminary final loss last season, set the tone early. He had 13 touches in the first half, eight of them contested. With Nat Fyfe missing, he also took control of stoppages, with five clearances for the half and six for the game. He was swung …

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