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Apple lowers App Store commissions in major strategic shift

In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the program would help developers “fund their small businesses, take risks on new ideas, expand their teams, and continue to make apps that enrich people’s lives”. Analysts view revenue from apps and services as a key driver of Apple’s business as its …

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‘Wonderful moments’: Government program puts creatives in the classroom

“I came away with a deep respect and regard for those teachers and how hard they work. “I had some wonderful moments of breaking through to individuals who … perhaps hadn’t had any experience of theatre, let alone theatre-making.” Ms Farinacci wrote and directed eight pieces of theatre for the …

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Explaining how the pay cuts work for different AFL players

Martin and Shiel, like most stars, have a contract for 2021 and well beyond. Next year, they will lose 8.5 per cent from their wages. But, since they are contracted for 2022 and beyond, their real cut is only 3.5 per cent, because the amount they lose this year will …

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State of Origin 2020 LIVE: Queensland Maroons v NSW Blues at Suncorp Stadium

It wouldn’t be Origin night without a bet for most punters and there are some big figures being wagered tonight. Surely there have never been more than 14 players handed their Origin debuts in one series. That’s how many new players will have pulled on the Queensland jersey when Harry …

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South Australia enforces hard lockdown to avoid ‘Victorian experience’

“It’s a very surprising decision and if you look at Victoria it doesn’t seem to be necessary,” he said. “I’d like to see the health advice on which it was based.” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he wanted to avoid closing the border to SA, instead urging South Australians not …

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Photo shared of ‘beautiful’ Celeste, allegedly killed by ex-colleague

The family say Ms Manno went to police with her concerns. Sexual Assault Services Victoria spokeswoman Karen Hogan said stalking was far more prevalent than reported in official crime statistics, because it was often hard to prove. Luay Nader Sako who once worked with Celeste Manno. “I think it’s difficult …

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South Australian lockdown pushes interstate truck drivers off the road

Many hundreds of these South Australia-based interstate trucks and their drivers were likely to be stood down, too, he said, because workers required to load or unload the vehicles would not be allowed to leave home under the state’s harsh new rules. The lockdown announcement caused widespread shock among residents …

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No room for Lockyer in Queensland’s greatest all-time Origin team

Slater (fullback), Lewis (five-eighth), Thurston (halfback) and Lockyer (bench) didn’t vote for themselves but received a vote from all other members of the expert judging panel. Meninga, a member of the inaugural Queensland team in 1980 who went on to play 33 Origin matches, was chosen by everyone at centre. …

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‘Our major risk’: Quarantine staff to be COVID-19 tested weekly after SA lockdown

Although Adelaide’s outbreak had not yet met the Commonwealth’s definition of a coronavirus hotspot of 10 cases per day for three days, Professor Kelly said the lockdown had the support of federal health authorities. “They know their system, they know their people, that is the decision they have made and …

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SA ban on exercising outside house a risk to mental health: experts

Youth mental health expert Professor Patrick McGorry said the outdoor exercise measure seemed “extreme” and questioned its necessity. “It’s a very surprising decision and if you look at Victoria it doesn’t seem to be necessary,” he said. “The trouble of lockdowns is they remove so many sources of ways to …

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