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Global travel restrictions hit TPG Telecom earnings

TPG Telecom chief executive Iñaki Berroeta said the pandemic had a particularly bad impact on the mobile sector. “We simultaneously supported our customers to help keep them connected through COVID, moderated the financial impacts of the pandemic on our own business, completed the merger and commenced our 5G rollout after …

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Former City of Perth councillor’s brother charged with fraud

The brother of former City of Perth councillor Jim Adamos has been charged with fraud by police as the investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct associated with people linked to the former council continues. Financial Crimes Squad detectives allege Arthur Adamos, 61, and Sofia Adamos, 60, who both live in …

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Airbnb bans house parties worldwide, citing virus mandates

But after a deadly shooting at a California Airbnb rental last October, the company has taken multiple steps to crack down on parties. Five people were killed in the shooting, which happened during an unauthorised party. Last week Airbnb began manually reviewing reservations in Australia to weed out suspicious rentals. …

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A2 Milk grows up, launches $251m offer to buy Kiwi dairy manufacturer

ASX-listed infant formula and dairy company a2 Milk has made its first move into manufacturing, with a $NZ270 million ($251 million) offer to buy a 75 per cent share of New Zealand dairy business Mataura Valley Milk. A2 now has a period of exclusivity to conduct due diligence on the …

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‘We just keep forging forward’: Robinson reflects on 200 games at Roosters

“Really proud to be here at the Roosters and there a lot of players and staff that have been here along this ride that have made the time special. It’s not going to stop any time soon. So we just keep forging forward,” Robinson said on Friday morning. ‘But when …

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Suncorp slashes its dividend as cash profits fall in the pandemic

“The strength of our balance sheet has enabled the board to determine a fully franked final ordinary dividend of 10 cents per share. It is pleasing we are able to deliver on our commitment to shareholders by paying a modest final dividend.” After half-profits were dragged down by natural disaster …

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‘Best sailing harbour in the world’: Aussies fight to save event

Australia is yet to be guaranteed an event when SailGP resumes in 2021 and Slingsby is campaigning for the city to host the final regatta, which culminates with the nerve-racking match race between the series’ best two crews. “The hope is Sydney will be on the calendar again and at …

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Victoria has recorded 179 new COVID-19 cases

Victoria has recorded another 179 new cases coronavirus on Friday, the first time the total has fallen below 200 since July 13, when 177 cases were recorded. There were nine more deaths, bringing the state toll to 385. The lower number comes a day after active cases in the state …

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