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Queensland seeks to conquer new frontiers with space investment plan

“This gives us a strong foundation to extend our reach when it comes to space-related activities such as robotics, automation, systems design, and the launching of payloads.” Queensland’s space industry currently supports more than 2000 full-time-equivalent jobs and generates $760 million in annual revenue, with about 20 per cent of …

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Residents still unable to go home due to flood risk from damaged dam

Police were assessing the situation at about 9.30am before meeting with the council and emergency services to make a decision about reopening roads and allowing residents to return home. “[The dam wall] is still holding up, it’s about 25 per cent emptied now and the flow has decreased slightly because, …

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Mornington Peninsula to probe marina further on links to John Woodman

But the council confirmed this week it would separately conduct an independent legal review of the Martha Cove development process, because of its vast size and the many planning decisions that led to its construction. The formal planning process for Martha Cove stretches back to at least the 1990s. Mornington …

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Examining the line between good and evil: policeman turned author releases debut novel

Credit: “It’s set in a small coastal town where the main detective is female in a male-dominated workplace. Young women start getting killed and there are links to various members of the community, including her brother, who is a priest,” he said. “Going on in the background is a back …

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Home owners could be slugged with an unfair tax

Loading The Treasurer, Tim Pallas, justified the new measure on the basis that it would “discourage land banking within metropolitan Melbourne and thereby promote the efficient use of urban land”. It is possible that there are some developers sitting on large backyards or tennis courts intending to develop them at …

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Waratahs coach Aitken pushes high standards as five-try win fails to impress

“When things weren’t going right, mainly due to the weather, we got a little frustrated and that leads to further mistakes. It’s just a little bit of composure and patience [that we need].” Loading The Waratahs will come away from Melbourne buoyed by the fact their set-piece was solid and …

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Business as usual for Melbourne City after Manchester City sanctions

Melbourne City’s Australian chief executive,  Brad Rowse says the punitive sanctions imposed on the City Football Group after European soccer’s governing body UEFA found Manchester City had “committed serious breaches” of licensing and financial fair play regulations will not have any impact on the A-League club. UEFA slapped Manchester City …

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