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Cats veteran Taylor calls time on his AFL career

“I limped into the Geelong Football Club bright eyed and determined back in 2007 and limp off 4723 days later in 2020 proud that I have given my absolute best to our great club,” Taylor wrote. “The one-on-one contests, the ice baths, the heartbreaking losses and the unbelievable victories at …

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Sincerity the surprising lesson from Sammy J’s lockdown

The CBD tells a similar tale of wasted investment. It’s particularly brutal seeing all the Comedy Festival ads plastered over empty trams. I was one of many performers with a show planned in April. Loading After rescheduling, then rescheduling again, I finally pulled the pin when our second lockdown arrived. …

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Qatari scandal: some answers at last

These extraordinary events – triggered by the discovery of a newborn concealed in an airport rubbish bin – became known inside the Australian department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [ DFAT] as early as October 4. One of the women caught up in the affair was a staff member of …

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American dream or nightmare?: An investor’s field guide for next week’s US election

Even if a clear result for either candidate is achieved in good time, local fund managers say investors will still need to navigate the longer-term consequences of the two candidates’ differing tax agendas, energy policies, and diplomatic styles. “I think the key difference between Trump and Biden is that the …

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‘AMP destroyed me’: Former planners demand inquiry

In a wide-ranging interview with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, the 38-year-old describes the treatment he has received from his former employer as callous, and potentially illegal. “Only a judge can decide, but what they’ve done is at least unethical,” he says. Glushankov joined AMP’s Horizons program in 2010 …

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COVID-deniers are still living in the Dark Ages

Science has always been a risky business. Galileo, for instance, may have had some sympathy with modern-day Melburnians given he was subject to a lockdown in his home for about a decade. Apparently, his promotion of Copernicus’ theory of planets revolving around the sun got the authorities in a spin. …

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Australia commits $500m for COVID-19 vaccine for the Pacific and south-east Asia

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said the Indo-Pacific region was the engine of a “new global economy” and ensuring it could recover quickly would stimulate economic activity and restore jobs in Australia and abroad. Loading She said supporting access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for Pacific and south-east Asian …

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Office vacancy hits double digits as workers stay at home

“While we still expect the second half of 2020 to be impacted by increasing sub-lease availability due to tenants postponing commitments and some space reduction due to tenant losses, we expect 2021 to see improving demand as the markets recover with restrictions easing,” Mr Duguid said. Mr Duguid said lower …

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High vis has high hopes for Bridge Rd store

Rent is understood to be around $600 a sq m but CBRE agents Jason Orenbuch and Zelman Ainsworth, who leased the property, declined to comment on the details. It’s a strategic shift for RSEA which usually has bigger outlets in the outer suburbs but the crisis in bricks and mortar …

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Tens of thousands of young Aussies reach into their pockets to get sharemarket kicks

“It was a big risk. I think for me it was more of an ethical reason that aligned with my ambitions to build a business,” Mr Winters said. “I have a fundamental issue with the way the stockbroking industry works in that brokers are typically remunerated as a percentage of …

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