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Fortnite’s Epic Games brings Apple legal fight to Australia

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that while smartphone app stores were a novelty 12 years ago, and a 70 per cent take was a good deal for developers, a huge chunk of the world’s economy would soon be processed through mobile platforms and …

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The world’s leading universities join the climate fight

A new international network of top universities including the University of Melbourne, Monash and the University of NSW, as well as Oxford, Caltech and the Sorbonne is calling for wealthy nations to commit to net zero emissions targets. “We implore world leaders – particularly G20 leaders – to learn lessons …

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Lacking definition: the meaning of Essendon’s soul search

Essendon, as insiders have noted, doesn’t have a leader in the mould of Joel Selwood, who cannot abide defeat and plays accordingly. Nor do they have anyone with the package of mongrel and directorial talent as the great Luke Hodge. But even if they’d had a Hodge-like director on the …

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Looking sharp: cactus collection the hot new attraction at Royal Botanic Gardens

The plants were donated by Ralph’s son Robert, who inherited them after his father’s death in 1987. He had maintained the collection and built on it for another three decades, until he decided he was too old to continue. “I’m excited because it means the continuation of the collection, it …

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Ray Warren forced to call Origin decider from Nine studios

The 77-year-old, who is still undecided about his future beyond Wednesday night, said he did not want any special treatment from authorities, especially when some people were still wanting to see ailing relatives north of the border. “If there are exemptions, they’re the people more entitled to it in my …

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‘He’s not going to be intimidated’: Bennett won’t temper Tino aggression as Origin tension soars

Haas said he won’t have anything to prove at Suncorp Stadium, which has no COVID-19 crowd restrictions and is expected to be packed out with Maroons fans. “I haven’t said much to him, actually,” Bennett said of Fa’asuamaleaui. “He’s not someone you have to talk a lot to because he’s …

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Haynes urges sceptics to give new Big Bash rules a chance

“I remember when T20 cricket first started, people were a little bit sceptical about the format and now one of the biggest formats in the world,” she said. “I think, ‘Why not? People sometimes automatically think that it’s going to be a bad thing.” The Power Surge will see the …

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‘Gross miscarriage’: Campbell slams ‘despicable’ treatment of vindicated Shayna Jack

“I’ve been with her the whole way. The costs, the financial and emotional toll is incredible … it’s beyond comprehension. I was shocked at how damaging it all was and it seemed to get worse every time. “People had a perception she was a cheat. Now that’s been squashed. For …

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Top Albanese staffer resigns after ‘malicious, false’ attack

“Last night I was the subject of a malicious, false, fake and defamatory attack on my character. This was highly distressing and has had an incredibly harmful effect on my personal wellbeing. “The defamatory attacks and online harassment I have experienced are beyond the bounds of what should be required …

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