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Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

World’s super-rich cash in after global prices surge

Most of the world’s biggest self-made fortunes are tied up in a single asset. Take Jeff Bezos: Amazon.com shares represent $US169 billion of his $US183 billion net worth. Mark Zuckerberg’s 13 per cent stake in Facebook Inc. makes up almost all of his fortune, while Amancio Ortega’s holding in Zara …

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‘An ace is an ace’: Reed holes out as Aussies flame out at US Open

Matt Jones is six-over-par while amateur Lukas Michel had a debut major round to forget, propping up the field at 10-over. “Of course I was excited about it, but really I knew from that point that, hey, you need to settle out, get ready for the next hole,” the 2018 …

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Sevens star Green backflips on Broncos to join Warriors

Just five Warriors women boarded the flight to Sydney a fortnight ago, leaving the club scrambling for players. That makes the signing of Green and Pelite even more significant, as they will be crucial to keeping the Warriors competitive. Loading They will be coached by Jillaroos mentor Brad Donald, who …

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Peru’s president faces impeachment as nation struggles with coronavirus

“The situation with the pandemic is really serious right now,” said Samuel Rotta, who heads the Peruvian branch of the anti-corruption group Transparency International. “The last thing Peruvians need is this slap in the face.” Vizcarra remains popular. Despite complaints that he has mishandled the country’s coronavirus outbreak, recent polls …

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Deadly examples of not acting soon enough

Yes, big errors were made in Victoria which has resulted in significant hardship and the numbers could have been better. All governments made mistakes (not to excuse these mistakes), including the Prime Minister’s self-quarantine edict and the lack of border closure early on. The real culprits are those in quarantine …

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Councils step up fight against West Gate Tunnel soil dump

The city’s largest tip – Cleanaway in Ravenhall – is considering expanding its 300-hectare site by another 50 hectares to take the project’s soil, possibly by buying more quarry land from neighbouring Boral. Typically, this would probably be subject to a works approval and require a licence. The process can …

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Decentralised contact tracing model ‘can’t come soon enough’

Professor Rubin said the suburban units Mr Andrews flagged last week “can’t come soon enough” and should be rolled out “as soon as practicable”. “It’s better when these teams are situated locally because they tend to know what goes in the local community,” he said. “If you live in a …

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EPA recruiting agents to ‘bug’ and raid suspected polluters

The jobs will be open to any applicant but the EPA is hoping to attract experienced current and former law enforcement and national security personnel. Among those targeted for recruitment will be forensic accountants, who will be used to track down the assets of offenders and combat “phoenix activity”, where …

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For Anthony Albanese, gas is the new Adani

The shadow ministry is split. On one side is Mark Butler, a careful Adelaide lawyer who prefers to talk around a subject rather than go straight to the heart. On the other is Joel Fitzgibbon, a former auto electrician who replaced his father, Eric, as the member for Hunter in …

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Proposal to simplify small business pay divides employers in industrial talks

Its advocates say it would also make employers less wary of hiring new staff as the coronavirus pandemic eases but others argue it would discourage businesses from taking on staff above the small business threshold, which could be as low as 15 people. Loading Sources involved in the working groups, …

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