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Severe weather warning for NSW coast after heavy rain overnight

On the northern beaches, the Wakehurst Parkway reopened after earlier being closed in both directions between Oxford Falls and North Narrabeen due to flooding. Motorists were advised to use Pittwater Road or Warringah Road instead. Before 7am on Monday, rainfalls of more than 100 millimetres were recorded at Bellambi, in …

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United and Chelsea into Champions League, Bournemouth and Watford go down

Manchester United and Chelsea qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Leicester on a frantic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, with Bournemouth and Watford relegated from the top flight. United won 2-0 at Leicester through goals by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard to give …

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Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104

“Playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress,” she said after winning her second Oscar, for The Heiress (1949). De Havilland was the older sister of Joan Fontaine, known for her roles in Rebecca (1940) …

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Victorian government to introduce interest free loans for new rooftop solar panels

Solar Victoria, the state government’s solar retailer, said if the total system cost less than $3700, there would be no upfront costs to new installations. Households that earn a combined taxable income of more than $180,000, whose home is valued at more than $3 million are not eligible to apply. …

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Macquarie accused of buying company to kill extortion allegations

Loading The bank has strenuously denied these allegations and was seeking to have the case dismissed before the transaction was struck. The man who was driving the case brought by Vantage, Vic Ferreira, has now been sacked by the new ownership group and an independent panel is reviewing the case …

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This is why we don’t need to panic about record budget deficits

So why don’t most economists share the worries of so many conservative politicians, headline writers and ordinary citizens? Five reasons. The first is, these are extraordinary times. I’m not sure Frydenberg is right in claiming the pandemic is “without doubt, the biggest shock this country has ever faced,” but it’s …

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Angus Taylor revamps ARENA board as funds dwindle to $70 million

ARENA’s new chair is Justin Punch, an energy and climate investor and long-standing friend of Mr Taylor’s. He replaces Martijn Wilder, a leading renewable energy lawyer who had served two two-year stints and was eligible for a third. Loading Mr Taylor also appointed for a two-year board stint John Hirjee, …

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Google, Facebook seek publisher deals ahead of ACCC ruling

Industry sources have indicated the model is likely to include a collective bargaining agreement based on certain guidelines, and an opportunity for one-on-one negotiations. News Corp has advocated for bilateral discussions, but other publishers including Nine have proposed that the money be put in a pool and distributed. Nine also …

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Threats to Australian democracy are closer to home than China

But a series of recently passed or pending measures in the Commonwealth Parliament give rise to concerns about our own, home-grown authoritarianism. They include a roll out of facial recognition technology, forcing technology companies to decrypt information held on their customers’ computer systems, forcing technology companies to provide access to …

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Rugby to re-sign Wallabies bolter Wright as Suaalii slips away

But with RA boss Rob Clarke lifting the game-wide contracting freeze last Monday, talks have resumed and the 15-player code is confident it can fend off interest from his former NRL club. It is a rare bit of good news for rugby, which was rocked last week by a damaging …

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