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Victoria records no new cases of coronavirus or deaths, SA has one new case

“It is also consistent with what Pfizer announced last week. And it’s a very similar technology being used here, a novel technology. We’ve never had a vaccine that works like this, it’s what we call an RNA vaccine,” Professor Lewin told ABC Radio Melbourne. Loading “The Moderna and the Pfizer …

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Apple targeted by privacy campaigner who took on Facebook

Noyb’s complaints were brought against Apple’s use of a tracking code, known as the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), that is automatically generated on every iPhone when it is set up. Loading The code, stored on the device, makes it possible to track a user’s online behaviour and consumption preferences – …

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It was a gas while it lasted but the love affair is over

Japan and South Korea have undertaken to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and China by 2060. Put simply, net zero means that our major export markets will burn significantly less of everything, including gas, to reach their target. According to the International Energy Agency, primary energy demand falls 17 per …

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‘This is deja vu’: SA residents to be questioned at Melbourne airport after shock cluster

“This is this is very much deja vu. This is very similar to what happened in Victoria,” said Adrian Esterman, an epidemiologist at the University of South Australia. New restrictions will be placed on those living in South Australia from Tuesday, including gym closures, a limit of 10 people allowed …

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Man in a critical condition after almost drowning at a Gold Coast beach

A man in his 40s is in a critical condition after being pulled from the water at a Gold Coast beach on Monday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the beach at Burleigh Heads, off Second Avenue, about 3.30pm after reports of the incident, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said. …

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RBA governor says economic recovery needs risk-takers

Dr Lowe said the recovery could be stronger than expected, especially if there was a fast rollout of a COVID vaccine and businesses used low interest rates to invest and expand. Loading He said one of the bigger threats to the economy was a lack of risk-taking by both the …

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Sydney swelters through heatwave as temperatures hit 40 degrees

“We had a frontal system move across the state towards the coast, with a high-pressure system behind it, which brought in a lot of warm air from central Australia particularly to the western and north-western parts of NSW,” he said. “As the westerly moved across the ranges and the eastern …

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No second trade period this year

The AFL has scrapped the idea of a second trade period this year. The AFL floated the idea of an extra brief trade window after acknowledging that clubs had ended the player-exchange period without a definitive decision on how many players they can have on a list next year nor …

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Morrison to talk up Australian hydrogen in first meeting with new Japanese PM

Australia and Japan have been negotiating the defence reciprocal access agreement since 2014, with the key sticking point being the possibility of Australian Defence Force personnel facing the death penalty for crimes such as rape and murder while serving in Japan. Loading The in-principle deal will set out administrative and …

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‘Fess up’: Robo-debt victims want government ministers to face grilling

“If they think I’m giving up on a royal commission, they’re dreaming,” said Labor’s government services spokesman Bill Shorten, who helped spark the class action. “Now it is time for the Morrison government to fess up who knew what when.” The government has not accepted any liability as part of …

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