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Why Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane should put an end to old rivalries

A little over a decade ago, urban theorist Richard Florida published a ground-breaking study called The Rise of the Megaregion. It found the world’s top 40 integrated economic regions were responsible for two-thirds of global economic output and close to 90 per cent of patented innovations even though they only …

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Behind the charm, China is a bully – and we need to sell our wares elsewhere

The Chinese ambassador has also thrown threats at our wine, tourism and education sectors, all of which would be hit hard by a loss of Chinese trade. The ambassador’s comments in April appear to have been directed at bullying those sectors into lobbying the Australian government to do as China …

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‘How about we don’t spend it?’: Coalition divided over $60 billion JobKeeper windfall

Loading The $60 billion costings blunder has divided the government backbench between those who want to save the money and others who believe it must be used to help more workers in sectors like tourism. Queensland Liberal National MP Warren Entsch said the windfall was an “opportunity” to extend help …

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In the AFL’s history, this season is still far from the weirdest yet

Loading Commentator Dennis Cometti reckons this season should simply include “exhibition games”, without any emphasis on results or individual accolades. “I don’t think there should be a premiership or a Brownlow Medal,” Cometti told Triple M. There’s no doubt this season will be unique, but does that make it inferior? …

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As it happened: Tourism suffers multibillion-dollar losses; China records no new cases for the first time since the start of COVID-19

A chill wind is blowing through some of Melbourne’s best-known food and retail strips, as the COVID-19 lockdown threatens to escalate shop vacancy rates already in the double digits. While the easing of social-distancing restrictions in Victoria has seen people flock back to shopping centres, high streets continue to struggle …

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When mortgage offset deposits trump super

If you both work and your combined incomes have an average tax rate of, say, 33 per cent, then the first $69,000 you earn each year will go towards your mortgage. However, interest rates are unlikely to stay this low. Some analysts expect inflation to rise as a result of …

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‘Taking it in our stride’: Eid with a difference for Sydney’s Muslim community

“That is going to be a big, big change for us.” With social distancing restrictions making large family and religious gatherings impossible, Sydney’s Islamic community is remaining close via social media. Omar and Sarah Dalati at home preparing for Sunday’s Eid celebrations.Credit:Dean Sewell While the family would usually begin celebrations …

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‘Had some luck, paying it forward’: I was struggling, then an envelope arrived

Joann didn’t hesitate posting her story on The Kindness Pandemic, a Facebook page dedicated to sharing such uplifting acts. “We’re all feeling pretty miserable now with coronavirus, so anything that’s going to put a smile on our faces is worth sharing,” she reasoned. No doubt countless smiles have been put …

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‘Painful at times’: Anna Kendrick on delving into her ‘love life’ in new series

With that awkward moment over, Anna returns to her chatty self as we talk about her other Love Life, the Stan anthology series. Anna’s character, Darby, a museum tour guide, is the subject of the first 10-episode season as we follow her relationships from first love to lasting love via …

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Planning for retirement more than just about money

However, when you eventually decide to retire, you have a few decisions to make. Create a retirement game plan and seek some financial advice. Spending $2000-3000 now for a comprehensive statement of advice to help organise your future can save you money and angst in the long run. Do you …

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