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Facing the home theatre FOMO

My ageing DTS-less amp left us watching Star Wars with lowly 2-channel stereo sound, so it looked better than DVD but actually sounded worse, unless I wanted to turn it into a spaghetti western and watch it in Italian: “Luke, io sono tuo padre!” My high school Italian is rusty, …

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Governments challenged to shake up ‘Byzantine’ vocational education system

Commissioner Jonathan Coppel said some of the options being put forward in the report were “pretty radical” and intended to provoke discussion about improvements needed in the system. Loading “The way in which we fund access to training can be done in a way where you get a bigger bang …

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Banking on gas will leave us stranded

Hypocritically, the Coalition’s direct action plan (and its more recent manifestations) clearly put an implicit price on carbon in paying polluters to reduce emissions. To sustain the semantics, the Morrison government has now embraced the slogan “technology not taxes”, which is supposed to ditch the use of market prices as …

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Footage of police wrongdoing nothing new for African Americans

Since 1619, when the White Lion docked in Jamestown, Virginia and two dozen captive Africans from south-western Africa’s Ndongo Kingdom stepped forth, white supremacy has stubbornly resisted rationality. African-Americans unmistakably recognise the executioner police officer Derek Chauvin’s countenance as the familiar scowl of white supremacy. “You are inferior,” it snarls. …

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From the Archives, 1935: Footscray – the mother of Melbourne?

Citizens and school children at the Napier Street reserve to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of John Batman at Footscray.Credit:Age photographer Yesterday was celebrated in Footscray as the 100th anniversary of the landing of John Batman on the west bank of the stream now known as the Maribyrnong …

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Foreign deals set to face tougher security checks

The extensive changes would include a power to “call in” companies that had already gained approval to buy Australian assets, allowing the Treasurer to impose new conditions if concerns emerged after a deal was concluded. Loading “It is vital that the government has the ability to ‘call in’ an investment …

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As the day unfolded: Derek Chauvin’s charge upgraded to second-degree murder as three other Minneapolis police officers charged

Thanks for reading. This is Matt Bungard signing off. We’ll be back tomorrow with more coverage of the ongoing fallout in the United States, and around the world. This is what you need to know from today: We’ll continue our live coverage on Friday. Opals star Liz Cambage has put …

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AFL close to extending TV deal with Seven as Foxtel holds out for discount

A pro-rata payment based on an 153-game season along with finals, previously reported by The Age, is at the foundation of the re-negotiation but sources also indicated Seven was also looking to suspend the three per cent annual inflation rate included in the deal. Seven was expected to pay about $150 …

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