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Jamie McPhee and the ‘Bank for Me’

Born in Adelaide, McPhee is listed as one of Pembroke School’s notable alumni, next to the likes of media and sporting personality James Brayshaw and Walkley Award-winning journalist Sally Sara. His education continued at the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with honours with a bachelor of civil engineering – …

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‘Not the point’: Nine CEO Hugh Marks fires back at Google over $10m news claims

Loading Google Australia boss Melanie Silva argued this week that the company generates just $10 million in revenue a year from news-related queries in Australia and that publishers benefit more from search traffic than Google does from news. Media companies, including Nine and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, have been campaigning …

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Payroll tax, stamp duty reform hopes dashed by federal government

Loading Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday said the state could go it alone on stamp duty reform if it had federal support while NSW is considering its own changes that might need Commonwealth assistance. In their latest mid-year budget updates, the states and territories were on track to collect …

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Clouds become water entitlements in ad hoc river plan, paper finds

Drone vision of Lake Burrendong in January 2020 when water levels fell to a couple of per cent of capacity.Credit:Nick Moir “The credit rule is essentially allocating clouds – water that hasn’t even fallen in the catchment yet,” said Celine Steinfeld, lead author of the paper published in the Journal …

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Lakeside office with views looks for suitable match

“The owner is proactive,” Ms Amerena said. “We have seen enquiry dramatically pick up over the last two weeks. We are seeing a larger percentage than normal of enquiry from tenants coming out of the CBD due to the cost and congestion issues,” she said. Three new leasing deals had …

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The Chinese property billionaire eyeing Cromwell, the owner of sensitive Canberra assets

But it’s in Australia where his property portfolio is only just now beginning to attract scrutiny. Tang’s profile is low in this country, but he and his family are now at the centre of one of the fiercest tussles in corporate Australia. It is the hostile battle for control of …

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‘Incomprehensible’: How Rio Tinto reduced 46,000 years of history to rubble

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On Friday, May 15, the traditional owners of Juukan Gorge in Western Australia’s Hamersley Range put in a request with Rio Tinto: could they access the site of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters for their upcoming NAIDOC Week celebrations? The answer that came …

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Insurers deny business insurance claims as battle begins

Loading “Some talk about the risk to life or the threat of damage to people or property, while some specifically refer to infectious diseases,” he said. “Others are broader and talk only of access prevention. But the trigger is a government shutdown which is what occurred in Australia in March,” …

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Business group lays out its wish list of reforms

The discussion paper also called for a simplification of awards with a new system that would have issues such as annual leave, personal and carer’s leave, redundancy pay and termination notices dealt with by existing legislation. It also urged against introducing criminal penalties for wage underpayments, blaming award complexities for …

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From degustation to delivering lasagnes: how Ben Shewry crash-tackled a crisis

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Ben Shewry’s 43rd birthday was the worst day of his life. It was March 15, a Sunday, and the COVID-19 pandemic was tightening its grip on the nation. If the widespread rumours were true, the chef’s agenda-setting restaurant, Attica, would be forced …

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