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Fans left staring at blank screen as Kayo crashes on NRL’s return

Foxtel’s streaming service Kayo Sports left fans frustrated with many unable to view the first pay-TV game of the NRL since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the season down in March. Some fans who tried to log in to the service to watch the 6pm kick-off between the Gold Coast Titans …

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Chinese general threatens attack on Taiwan to stop independence

“We do not promise to abandon the use of force, and reserve the option to take all necessary measures, to stabilise and control the situation in the Taiwan Strait,” he added. Although China has never renounced the use of force to bring Taiwan under its control, it is rare for …

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More convicted terrorists due for release over next five years, ASIO warns

In its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the bill, ASIO said the number of terrorism offenders scheduled for release would increase over the next five years. Loading “These individuals may be held in a position of greater standing among their peers following release, which could be leveraged to recruit …

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No cash can repay the debt from this base politics

One of the chief proponents was Morrison himself. He announced the biggest part of the welfare crackdown as treasurer in the Turnbull government in the closing days of the 2016 election campaign. Loading Morrison revealed the decision with the Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann, as a surprise saving to help pay …

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Twitter censors Trump’s Minneapolis tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter accused President Donald Trump on Friday of “glorifying violence”, attaching a disclaimer to one of his tweets about riots in Minneapolis that it said broke its rules. “…These THUGS are dishonouring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and …

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The inside story of our COVID detente

Porter knew he had to act but he wanted to work with the unions, not against them. He went to the Prime Minister and asked to engage an adviser to act as his bridge to the unions. He proposed a man he’d never met but respected, Greg Combet, former ACTU …

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JobKeeper buck stops with Treasury boss

A former nurse, Kennedy was appointed by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to take the helm of Australia’s powerful department of Treasury late last year. Despite training and working as a psychiatric nurse, Kennedy decided to join the public service as a cadet at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1992. He …

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Budget worsens $18b in a month as PM focuses on boosting economy

Through April, the budget deficit grew by $18 billion, taking it to $40 billion by month’s end. In the mid-year update released in December, the budget was expected to show a $7.6 billion shortfall at that point. Loading Total revenue is now $20.5 billion behind expectations, with much of that …

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Minister flags law review after Rio blows up 46,000-yr-old Aboriginal site

The PKKP said they had applied to visit the sites and negotiate to stop the blast or limit the damage but were told explosives had already been laid and it was impossible to remove them. The Age and Sydney Morning Herald have been told Rio Tinto was previously unaware that …

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Dissident Chinese artist warns of hidden cost of Beijing’s Belt and Road deal

Loading Badiucao was an anonymous street artist, described as “China’s Banksy”, until his identity was outed against his will two years ago by Chinese authorities who detained family members and threatened to have an exhibition of his art in Hong Kong raided. The Chinese authorities do not like Badiucao’s politically …

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