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Bordering on stupid: State of AFL season rests with players

A breach of isolation guidelines by Adelaide players in the Barossa Valley this week is a blow to the AFL as it attempts to convince governments clubs can control their players. On the face of things, it would appear Mark McGowan and his state government are the villains to football-mad …

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Officer forced to dive for safety as police car rammed

One of the riders was stopped, but police allege he then rammed his bike into the open passenger door of the police car while a detective was getting out. Police say the rider continued to lunge at the police car, forcing the policeman to dive back into the vehicle. The …

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Return to the office a whole new ball game: bring in the COVID captain

A study by Ernst & Young has estimated it will take about 30 per cent longer to catch a lift at peak times. That is likely to see more people bring in their own morning coffee and lunch, to avoid spending time loitering in the lobby. Selina Short, managing partner …

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Commonwealth ignores ‘legally binding’ role in bushfire nature protection

Loading Prof McDonald said Ms Ley had options to fulfill the laws. “It is absolutely open to the minister to declare a key threatening process under the Act and pursue closer co-operation with the states,” she said. “Australia is a party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the …

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The hidden costs of the pandemic

But there’s not just more data available – experts are now looking for different things in the data as well. Since Australia’s last official recession in the early 1990s there’s been a growing recognition that traditional economic indicators are an inadequate gauge of our collective welfare. New measures will help …

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Economic managers bank on us being as smart as the average bear

These figures tell us that returning to positive growth in GDP is easier than returning to low unemployment. Unemployment goes up a lot faster than it comes down. That’s partly because the rate at which GDP grows isn’t as important as the level it attains. It’s the level that determines …

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The ‘bank for me’ or a ‘bank for them’? The week ME Bank was hit by a customer revolt

The emergency measures adopted by the ‘big four’ such as mortgage repayment deferrals for up to six months and slashed payouts to shareholders might have something to do with the bruising they endured during the Hayne Royal Commission. ME Bank wasn’t targeted in the commission, and its shareholders emerged from …

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ME Bank’s epic PR fail results in policy reversal

Letters to customers outlining the change in policy were dated April 23, account adjustment was made on April 27 and the letters were posted on April 28, after the fact. It meant the amount of money they could access or redraw had shrunk without warning. In some cases it was …

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Education the spotlight in Foy & Gibsons holistic redesign

Reworked by Gray Puksand, the 2500 square metres, now over four levels, literally allow students of each field to feel part of the holistic design approach. “LCI showed us a number of their campuses, each one being unique. It was suggested the campus in Barcelona might be a ‘good fit’ …

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North Bondi landmark site could fetch $20m as market thaws

Under the sale, the intention is for the grocer to remain along with all retail tenants, but flexible lease terms are in place that the selling agent say will appeal to both developers and investors. Colliers International and McGrath Estate Agents have been appointed and say the deal will test …

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