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Star casino’s new proposed northern tower almost double height limits

The Star said in a submission that a 110-metre tower “would be required to ensure a hotel of six-star standard”, and would be “less than half of height” of its original Ritz-Carlton proposal. Labor’s planning spokesman, Adam Searle, said it was concerning the proposal for the northern tower would be …

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The Short Squeeze: The waiting game

The latest episode of the Short Squeeze is now available. This week Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the latest economic data, what the recommencement of IPOs on the ASX means and what the US market is telling us about the looming US presidential …

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Ardern eases NZ coronavirus lockdown as new mystery case investigated

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the fact the disease had not spread beyond Auckland during the August outbreak supported the country’s slow windback of restrictions. “We have taken a cautious approach because it saves lives and because it means our economy is more open than almost anywhere in the world,” …

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Thai pro-democracy protesters’ plaque removed from near palace: police

Bangkok: A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed, police said on Monday. The plaque was placed on Sunday after a weekend rally by tens of thousands of people who …

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Pod of 70 whales stranded on a sandbar off Tasmanian coast

Marine biologist and science communicator Vanessa Pirotta said pilot whales are social creatures and are commonly found along Tasmania’s West Coast. She said that, while beaching and being stranded are a mystery to scientists, several factors could have led to the incident. These include an error in whale navigation or …

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Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox’s next-gen plans go beyond any one console

“Our fans will want to know what’s unique about this collection [of consoles], and I think that’s what the generation is, but I don’t think we have to use a generation to exclude players,” he said. “The biggest franchises on the planet are playable across multiple devices. I shouldn’t be …

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‘Room for everyone’: towel-length rule for a COVID-safe summer in NSW

“We know the disease is circulating,” Ms Berejiklian said at Manly on Monday morning. Loading As the state heads into the warmer months, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said NSW was the perfect place to be stuck. “The great news is we’re a vast state with incredible …

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‘At an arm’s length’: ICAC hearing into former NSW MP Daryl Maguire begins

Counsel assisting the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption Scott Robertson asked the inquiry to consider whether Mr Maguire breached his duty as a member of Parliament “by pursuing his own financial interests, and those of his associates.” The first topic that will be explored is Mr Maguire’s involvement with G8wayinternational. …

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Sydney Uni student tricked into helping scammers carry out ‘virtual kidnapping’

A Sydney University international student was tricked into helping scammers carry out a “virtual kidnapping” of an 18-year old school student, housing the woman in his Chatswood apartment as her family in China was extorted for $213,000. The 22-year-old Chinese student believed he was acting on behalf of government authorities …

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