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Young Adelaide women ‘breached hotel quarantine’ to party with Perth rapper

Two young Adelaide women who flew into Perth without an exemption allegedly escaped hotel quarantine to party with a local rapper. Isata Jalloh, 19, and Banchi Techana, 22, will face Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday morning, accused of leaving the Novotel Hotel Perth around 1.30am on Tuesday and catching a …

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Horsewoman and farmer was a leading force in the community

The annual trip to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney was a family event. Geoff showed his prize-winning Shorthorns and his Santa Gertrudis while Kath, Nancy and John competed in riding and jumping events. Over several years, Nancy and John were the show’s champion girl and boy riders. They would …

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Smart locks pose different challenges, but not more

“The risks I am most interested in are the risks to the people in the home these gadgets are embedded in, especially because those risks are not evenly experienced. I’m talking about the risk of one person in the home using smart home gadgets to monitor or control the activities …

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Coca-Cola Amatil slumps to a loss, hit by COVID-19 lockdowns

Coca-Cola Amatil has slumped to an $8.7 million net loss for the June half as the closure of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the COVID-19 lockdowns hit sales and the drinks giant took a $101.2 million impairment of its Indonesia division. The loss comes after the company recorded a $168 …

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Medibank profit slides as claims expenses increase; Wilkins named as new chair

Net profit after tax from all operations, both continuing and non-continuing, decreased 31 per cent to $315 million. This was impacted by a reduction in operating profit for health insurance claims, which decreased 13 per cent to $470.6 million. Medibank paid out $5.5 billion in claims in 2020, with a …

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Wesfarmers takes $500m Target hit as profits slide

The writedowns were partially offset by a $510 million gain on the company’s sale of Coles shares earlier this year, and by a revaluation of its retained 4.9 per cent stake in the supermarket chain, trimming the net total of significant costs weighing on Wesfarmers’ result to $435 million. Taking …

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Victoria records 240 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Victoria has recorded 240 new cases of coronavirus and 13 more deaths in the past day, bringing the state’s total death toll to 376. Thursday’s tally of new COVID-19 cases marks the fifth consecutive day of numbers below 300 but is an increase on the 216 additional cases recorded on …

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Cats and Tigers make quarantine bid for Ablett and Edwards

“I am not really across the detail but I am told that I should be optimistic. There is a lot of work being done behind the scenes. It was always our intention and we were led to believe the AFL would do everything they could to get him back if …

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US universities offer Chinese students code names as protection

Washington: American universities will reportedly offer Chinese students code names and the chance to opt out of political discussions to protect them from being targeted under Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong. Several of America’s top institutions will offer warning labels when their classes resume in the autumn, …

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Gnabry double sends dominant Bayern into Champions League final

Lyon, who upset Juventus and Manchester City in the previous rounds, had warmed up on the field before the game with rarely seen intensity and it showed as they took the game to Bayern and they went close again in the 17th minute. Powerful striker Karl Toko Ekambi found space …

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