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‘A good number’: Andrews flags rule changes as state records one new case

Department of Health and Human Services commander of testing and community engagement Jeroen Weimar said there were 19,428 tests carried out on Thursday. He said there were 6500 tests undertaken in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Thursday including 86 in a Broadmeadows public housing block which had not returned any positive …

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IAG drops support for raising Warragamba Dam, citing risk to Indigenous sites

Loading IAG’s chairwoman, Elizabeth Bryan, told the AGM that discussions with the Colong Foundation for Wilderness and others had made it clear that “a decision to raise the height of the Warragamba Dam wall could well result in the destruction of both large areas of natural environment and also important …

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‘Materially undervalued’: Link rejects $2.8b takeover bid

“As presented, [it] materially undervalues Link group on a control basis and is not in the best interests of shareholders,” Link said. Sources close to the private equity firms, who were not authorised to speak on behalf of the companies, said there was no substantive engagement over the proposal and …

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Boeing’s 737 Max woes get deeper

When it comes to Boeing’s 737 Max, things can always get worse. On Thursday (US time), American Airlines and Southwest Airlines added to a chorus of order deferrals and cutbacks for the embattled jet, which has been grounded for more than 18 months following two fatal crashes. American has deferred …

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Gadgets were on the way out. Then 2020 happened.

Seven months of shattered plans, lockdowns and rapidly improvised new normals have converted jaded consumers around the world into frantic gadget freaks, each grasping for items that, in their chaotic disparity, tell the story of a strange, dark year: pulse oximeters, the iPhone 12, HEPA air filters, infrared thermometers, bare-minimum …

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As it happened: ASX drops 0.1 per cent as investor caution remains

That’s all from us today. Thanks very much for reading and for your comments throughout the week. Lucy Battersby will be back with you on Monday. For those tuning in to the AFL and NRL grand finals, enjoy the big weekend of sport ahead and stay safe. Good night. The …

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Gas-fuelled energy ambitions a ‘risk to taxpayers and renewables’, experts warn

The power industry viewed the government’s 1000 megawatt ultimatum, which requires a final investment decision by April next year, as an aspirational target which was unlikely to be met but could hasten new investment in energy projects to replace the 2022 closure of AGL’s Liddell coal-fired power station. Loading However, …

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Augmented reality Mario Kart turns your home into a cartoon race track

Just driving around is a blast, and the kart has no problems trundling across wooden floors, tiles, lino or carpet, though I wouldn’t try it on shag. Looking at the kart directly you might notice the turning circle is quite wide, and that it’s impossible to get as much lateral …

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Empty shops an opportunity for creative revival, but planning is key

As the concept spread to other European cities, “interim” or “meanwhile” uses emerged: more formal occupations of city space, usually while development approval was being sought and permits issued. Usually no rent was paid here either, but the occupants would sign an agreement that required them to vacate when it …

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While the world races to net-zero carbon, Australia is a non-starter

The International Energy Agency, not a body known for climate hysteria, has for the first time included in its annual energy outlook document a net-zero model. Loading Even before Japan’s, the IEA judged that 125 countries had adopted or were seriously considering various net-zero targets. Uruguay leads the charge with …

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