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Double leg break confirmed for St Kilda defender

St Kilda has confirmed that young defender Ben Paton sustained a double leg break from a clash during an intra-club practice match on Thursday, in a devastating blow for the young Saint. An ambulance had to be called for Paton and the practice match abandoned after the incident. St Kilda’s …

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‘Don’t let them bully you’: British MPs urge Australians to stand firm against Facebook blackout

Julian Knight, a Conservative MP chairs the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee which is examining the issue of online harms and disinformation, said he was “stunned” by Facebook’s “irresponsibility” and that it had exposed the company’s worrying true intentions. Speaking exclusively to The Sydney Morning Herald and The …

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‘Don’t let them bully you’: British MPs urge Australians to stand firm against Facebook blockout

Julian Knight, a Conservative MP chairs the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee which is examining the issue of online harms and disinformation, said he was “stunned” by Facebook’s “irresponsibility” and that it had exposed the company’s worrying true intentions. Speaking exclusively to The Sydney Morning Herald and The …

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Wall Street opens its arms to bitcoin, but doubts linger

“The key for bitcoin’s path higher is to win over more corporate endorsements,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda Corp. “Bitcoin is no stranger to massive weekend moves and the next several days could easily see some wild swings.” Loading There remains a fierce debate over whether Bitcoin …

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ASX set to fall as Wall Street slides on poor economic data

Bond yields continue to climb, as murmurs of inflation have started among investors and as the economy continues to climb out of the hole that was created by the pandemic. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury note rose to 1.31 per cent, nearly double where it was last fall. …

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Perpetual keen to expand into infrastructure, alternative investing

The takeovers contributed to Perpetual’s profit sliding by 11 per cent over the December half to $52.6 million, but Mr Adams said they have already started proving their worth. “In Trillium and Barrow Hanley, we have two terrific businesses that are getting great additional growth potential,” he said. The Trillium …

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‘Treat workers with dignity’: HungryPanda workers say they were let go after protesting pay cuts

Independent contractors generally aren’t entitled to a minimum wage, unfair dismissal protection and workers’ compensation if they’re injured, but can work for multiple companies and enjoy more flexible schedules. The two HungryPanda riders, Yang Jun and Li Xiangqin, claim they were let go by HungryPanda earlier this month after protesting …

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Rugby, this is your time to shine. But can you?

But let’s get real: it doesn’t matter which network rugby is on, who’s calling it, or which colour jumper the Wallabies play in, whether it’s gold, canary yellow or Mild English mustard. If the game remains as interesting as watching a box of bananas brown, with its endless stoppages and …

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Climate transparency register to track companies’ progress on net zero targets

While participation will be voluntary, companies that have made public commitments to targets will be listed as having not reported any progress towards their goal if they do not opt-in to the scheme. Loading Australian businesses can achieve their voluntary targets by either directly reducing their emissions, making decisions like …

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Liberal MPs question if Reynolds should go over handling of staffer’s rape claim

Liberal MPs, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, questioned why there appeared to be as many as five days between when Senator Reynolds was informed of the alleged assault and when she met with Ms Higgins. Scott Morrison has rebuked Senator Reynolds for not telling him of the alleged …

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