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Why Apple putting its own chip in its Mac is such a big deal

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he approved adverts sniping at Intel and unfavourably comparing its designs with the Mac’s Power PC chips developed by IBM. By 2005, however, IBM and Apple had fallen out, and Jobs announced that it would switch to Intel (albeit, maintaining that the …

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Indigenous Australians want equal partnership in ‘Closing the Gap’

Lead convener of the Coalition of Peaks, Pat Turner, described the survey as “ground-breaking”, because it put Indigenous-led organisations at the heart of a new push to overcome entrenched disadvantage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. “It’s a vast difference to what’s happened in the past, when bureaucrats have led …

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Former player launches legal case against NSWRL after horrific injury

Drysdale broke his neck at the C5-C6 vertebrae against the Magpies. His family described it as a “crusher tackle”, an illegal move in which a player’s chin is forced towards the torso. NSWRL governs the Sydney Shield. The injury shocked the rugby league community and prompted an outpouring of support. …

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Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports to $10b pushing into new markets

Australia’s winemakers needs diversified export markets to lower the risks from global political tensions and changes in consumer demand, with a new strategy paper setting a target for the industry to more than triple exports to $10 billion a year by 2050. “Vision 2050”, a report to be released on …

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FFA bid to establish ‘Home of Football’ in time for 2023 World Cup

Future home: The old St George Soccer Stadium in Banksia could be transformed in Australia’s home of football.Credit:Steve Christo “We received the letter this afternoon from James Johnson, FFA chief executive,” Bayside mayor Joe Awada said. “We will go through what’s been offered and what the benefits are to the …

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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, June 24

Today’s Target: 28 words, good; 42 words, very good; 56 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: alien, alpine, aril, inane, inner, lain, lair, liar, lien, line, linear, linen, liner, lira, lire, nail, nine, pail, pain, pair, pannier, penile, PERENNIAL, peril, perinea, pier, pile, pine, pineal, plain, plainer, praline, rail, rain, rani, rapine, …

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Our sense of community seems to have vanished

Paul Nisselle, Middle Park Like Bourke Street on Boxing Day So the hoped-for release from recent COVID-19 guidelines has been delayed. No wonder. The lack of social distancing and application of the “20 rule” on eateries in Daylesford’s overcrowded main street on Sunday left us wondering about how long it …

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Indigenous Walama Court would deliver millions in savings, costings show

The Walama Court, which would be based in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court, is based on a similar model but is aimed at the adult population. Loading In NSW, Indigenous people make up 2.8 per cent of the population but approximately 25 per cent of the prison population. “The main …

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Teens acting fast and strategically on social media to get political messages across

Donald Trump’s first campaign rally in three months was controversial for weeks. Not only because of his divisive messaging, but because his rally was expecting a crowd of 19,000 people; completely disregarding COVID social-distancing requirements. To add fuel to the fire the rally was originally scheduled to take place on …

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