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‘There’s no way we’re shifting’: Australia rules out Apple-Google coronavirus tracing method

“As for the Apple Google app, it fundamentally changes the locus of control and takes out the middle person and the middle person is the contact tracer, the people who have kept us safe,” Dr Coatsworth told Channel Ten’s The Project. “There’s no way we’re shifting to a platform that …

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Trump denies briefing on reported Russian bounties against US troops in Afghanistan

The White House had issued a statement a day earlier denying that Trump or Pence had been briefed on such intelligence. “This does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on …

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‘Picking winners’ will not solve skills shortages: academics

Peter Hurley, the institute’s education policy fellow, said the clearest link between education and employment was getting a TAFE or university qualification in any subject. “What is more important is the level of your qualification,” he said. “People with post-secondary qualifications have much lower levels of unemployment than those who …

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Telstra Health ready to deliver as it steps out of the shadows

“COVID-19 has been really interesting, it has sped up the adoption and use of some of the solutions we have in Telstra Health, not just virtual healthcare but other parts of the portfolio as well,” Riley says. “It’s not just about a consult with a GP or delivering paperless prescriptions, …

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‘I should’ve known better’: 71-year-old caught in cocaine bust

CCTV records tendered in the District Court show that Murphy would visit the self-storage facility multiple times per day for three-minute periods in that month. By the end of June, police had sufficient suspicion to execute a late-night search warrant on his locker. Inside, investigators found a sealed PVC pipe …

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I’m a sexually harassed judge’s associate, but at last I’m being heard

I was a 23-year-old law graduate. I had worked hard to earn my degree and gain professional experience at the same time that would set me apart in an increasingly competitive industry. The responsibilities of the judge’s associate are determined by the requirements of the particular judge.Credit:Jessica Shapiro When I …

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Axed Marshall shopped to rival clubs for this season

Those clubs include the Cowboys and Storm, as well as the Sea Eagles as a potential replacement for the injured Dylan Walker. Melbourne have since lost five-eighth Cameron Munster for up to six weeks with a knee injury he suffered in Friday night’s win over the New Zealand Warriors. Saturday …

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Government must spend more to support recovery

Secondly, governments need to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff”. They have cushioned the impacts of the crisis with more than $160 billion in support to businesses and households. But many programs are due to end together at the end of September. To avoid pushing the economy off that cliff, they …

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Virus delivers multibillion-dollar resource export blow, but iron ore surges

The department said overall resource and energy exports had been resilient in the face of the pandemic recession, noting earnings from the sector were 50 per cent higher than during the global financial crisis. Loading “These forecasts come with significant risks: a second outbreak of COVID-19, another surge in trade …

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A message to the crowd and the football world

We all know Newman’s on a different planet. Scott and Sheahan must have been at a different ground. Ricky Milnes, Thornbury No doubt in my mind As a St Kilda supporter in the Collingwood members’ area on that wonderful Saturday in 1993, when the Saints beat the Pies rather well, …

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