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Professor shoots for the moon to save Barrier Reef with ‘coral IVF’

Professor Harrison’s “coral IVF” program is backed by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as part of $100 million set aside for reef restoration projects from $443 million the federal government allocated over six years. Speaking from the Townsville headquarters of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Professor Harrison explained how …

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Best of the week in business: The Biden bounce; Telstra tears itself apart; New front in streaming wars

Loading Biden is now likely to face a Republican-controlled Senate, but investors are now happy with this too (some have even described it as a “nirvana outcome”. Under this gridlock scenario, Biden’s ability to raise corporate taxes and impose significant regulation on tech giants – now the biggest stocks in …

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As professional women, we must back ourselves to shine

Why do many mid-career women find it so hard to put themselves forward? Why does this matter and what can be done to address this career-limiting attitude? When I am working with women, I ask them two questions: firstly, how would you benefit if you had a greater professional profile? …

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Watching the detectives: an amazing job with a price to pay

It came at a cost and now, retiring after more than 43 years at the sharp end, he is left to manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “I don’t think you can be operational for more than 10 or 15 years without suffering some damage.” Ken Ashworth.Credit:Justin McManus In the beginning he …

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The Dismissal and the Queen: an historical whodunnit without end

At the centre of it all are the Palace Letters — a trove of 212 items of correspondence between Kerr and the Queen’s representatives, mainly Sir Martin Charteris, then the Queen’s principal private secretary. The letters, written before and after what has been known for decades as the Dismissal, sat …

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Industry offers 20,000 quarantine places for international students

Mr Carracher said PBSA was more suitable for quarantine than hotels because most were single occupancy with cooking facilities. A higher occupancy density also meant police and security resources could be better leveraged. He said Scape had 3700 beds across seven buildings, including two empty new buildings in Melbourne and …

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Why the Biden presidency will be a boon for sustainable investment

Patsky manages ESG funds for Australian investors through the Sydney-based fund manager Perpetual, which bought Trillium in July. He expects returns are likely to increase as Biden forges ahead with his sustainability mandate, benefiting makers of electric vehicles, LED lighting and renewable energy stocks. The Trump administration took ESG investing …

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Active ventilation key feature of architect’s self-designed home

What was once a fairly run-down dwelling has been replaced with three brick townhouses, all approximately 140 square metres in area. The two-storey townhouses are fairly recessive in the streetscape, responding to both the primarily detached houses in Davison Street and the more industrial uses in Hope Street nearby. Hence, …

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Mörk morphs old lift shaft into chocolate brew shop

Fitzroys agent James Lockwood, who did the deal, said he had seven parties interested at one point, most of them coffee sellers. “But hot chocolate is a real point of difference,” Mr Lockwood said. Indeed. During lockdown Mr Lockwood suggested the landlord might want to cut a hole in the …

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‘Economic inequality on steroids’: Greens to fight stage three tax cuts

The October federal budget unveiled $17.8 billion of tax cuts would be brought forward in a bid to encourage spending in the economy and help household budgets. This provides tax reductions worth up to $2745 for singles, in part by increasing the top earning thresholds of the 19 per cent …

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