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‘Tech loving geeks’ confused by Victoria’s electric vehicle tax

Electric vehicle owners like those at Girl Geek Academy could be charged more in tax than some high-end hybrid vehicles, according to the Electric Vehicle Council, the national body that represents the electric vehicle industry in Australia. For example, a $108,000 Lexus RX450H hybrid would attract a fee of $2.41 …

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Gender pay gap to remain for decades without fast improvement, data shows

Women will be paid less than men for decades on the current trajectory and the head of the agency responsible for workplace equality warns almost half of the nation’s employers are not making an effort to close the gender pay gap. Workplace Gender Equality Agency data released on Thursday found …

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‘Fish massacre’: Fisheries staff feared easing of marine park controls

Loading A few days later, compliance staff were being advised to “use a common-sense approach” with regards to enforcement of the more complex rules, with restrictions on recreational fishing lifted in six of 34 marine zones, but not others. “I feel like getting out the popcorn, a twist at every …

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‘Preference whisperer’ target of proposed ban on election deals

Victoria and Western Australia are the only jurisdictions left in Australia where the use of group voting tickets allows Mr Druery’s strategy to affect the outcome of elections. In 2014, Mr Druery’s group of candidates won five of 40 seats and in the 2018 election he was paid by at …

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Thai protesters switch plans, but still target the King

But in keeping with the “be water” tactics adopted by locals from the protests in Hong Kong – which see activists rapidly organise online to shift locations and tactics in response to police moves – the Thai protests instead gathered at the Bank, in northern Bangkok, instead. The decision to …

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Biden’s team provides opportunities for Morrison, but also challenges

“America is back,” Mr Biden said, “ready to lead the world, not retreat from it, once again sit at the head of the table, ready to confront our adversaries and not reject our allies, ready to stand up for our values.” That means the US will be able to work …

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Duchess of Sussex opens up about miscarriage in New York Times article

“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote. “In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the …

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Meghan Markle opens up about miscarriage in New York Times article

“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary …

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Flying tyre leaves boy in critical condition north of Brisbane

A boy has been left with critical injuries after being hit by a tyre flung from a passing vehicle north of Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to King Street in Caboolture after 4.30pm after reports of the incident near the Caboolture Square shopping centre. Paramedics rushed the …

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