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Clarke steps in as Carroll bows out in hunt for next RA chief

Carroll told the Herald, however, that while RA was welcome to talk to other candidates for the top job long term, he was not prepared to undergo a formal interview, saying his interest in rejoining the organisation was not “a career move”. “I put my hand up because I care …

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Uproar as Duterte government orders leading Philippine broadcaster off air

Vice-President Leni Robredo, who leads the opposition, said the timely dissemination of accurate information saves lives in a crisis and galvanises national unity. Supporters and journalists gather outside the broadcaster after the shutdown on Tuesday.Credit:Getty Images “Closing down ABS-CBN costs lives, on top of unnecessarily burdening the thousands who will …

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‘Enjoy it while you can’: Mercury to climb before robust cold front

Sydneysiders may be tempted to make the most of the minor easing of the COVID-19 lockdown rules to spend a lot more time outdoors over the next few days amid idyllic late-autumn weather. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting the mercury on Thursday will match Wednesday’s maximum of 24 degrees …

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‘We have to learn from that’: Ardern admits healthcare shortcomings

One mother-to-be learnt of her miscarriage alone, while her husband, unable to enter the hospital for her screening, was left in the carpark. Loading Jennifer Rouse, 66, endured the ignominy of learning she had breast cancer over the phone, and needed to pay $NZ15,000 ($14,000) for surgery that would normally …

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‘Terribly unfair’: Silence on regional publishers and broadcaster fund

A spokesman for Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the guidelines would be “released shortly”. He gave a similar timeframe a week ago. Regional broadcaster Prime on Tuesday revealed advertising revenue had fallen by 38.1 per cent in April and outlined plans for executive pay cuts and financial assistance from the …

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What if you don’t want to go back to the office?

These fans of online work worry that they — and the country itself — will lose important benefits discovered during this unprecedented experiment in mass remote work. People who have never liked schmoozing with colleagues have found new heights of productivity away from meetings and office chitchat. People worried about …

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‘Grave Dancer’ sees economy permanently scarred by pandemic

“How soon will anybody get on an airplane? How soon will anybody stay in a hotel? How soon will anybody go to a mall?” he asked. “The fact that these places may be open doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be doing business.” Nothing to buy Zell disagrees with the conventional …

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‘Immunity’ products soar, but Blackmores puts India foray on hold

The spread of COVID-19 and resulting logistics problems prompted the company to shelve plans to enter India, where the vitamins and dietary supplements category is valued at about $2 billion. “We do see challenges of shipments into and around India at this stage, so we have put those plans on …

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Macron models mask-wearing as act of national pride

While some world leaders have been worried about the optics of being seen while masked, Macron previously appeared at public events in surgical masks, both thin ones and heavier strength models. A woman crosses a quiet Paris street on Tuesday. France is under an extended stay-at-home order until May 11.Credit:AP …

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Keep an open mind on fossil fuelled hydrogen, Chief Scientist says

On Monday Mr Taylor announced the Clean Energy Finance Corporation had been instructed to open its $300 million Advancing Hydrogen Fund to both renewable and gas-powered hydrogen production. Loading “Gas and gas transmission networks already play an essential role in energy reliability, but gas has even more potential as a …

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