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‘Truly special’: Canva’s valuation rockets to $19 billion

Christian Jensen, partner at Dragoneer, said Canva’s growth was testament to the startup’s deep insight into the needs of ever evolving workplaces. “It’s incredible to see what this nimble and passionate company from Sydney’s emerging tech hub has been able to achieve in such a short period of time,” he …

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‘Personally, I think you’re an a—hole’: Chopper’s Christmas card to Justice Frank Vincent

The Naked City podcast will take a journey into the dark depths of the Australian criminal underworld. In this series you will hear recordings of some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, all of whom have been remarkably frank in their recollections. We tend to think of judges as a privileged …

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Nurses predicted catastrophic event amid revelation doctors off sick the night girl died

Catastrophic event predicted by nurses Australian Nursing Federation state secretary Mark Olson said its members at PCH were gutted, particularly because they had raised concerns about under-resourcing at the hospital’s emergency department as far back as December. “They met with the hospital executive where they said, ‘You’ve got to do …

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No new COVID-19 cases in Victoria as no-quarantine travel to Asia on table

Victoria recorded no new local cases of coronavirus for the 40th day in a row on Wednesday as the federal government looks to open borders to several Asian and Pacific destinations without facing lengthy stints in quarantine. There were 11,746 test results returned on Monday. Just one active case remains …

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PNG man who died of COVID-19 was a former governor

“My aviation life with Malcolm Kela Smith was a love and hate relationship as competitors, and we had our moments. However, we were the best of friends who shared more than a few beers together and assisted each other in times of need when it came to work. “We both …

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‘Arguing semantics’: Australia raises stakes in vaccine war with Europe

“AstraZeneca has not been able to secure an export licence from Europe to send the remaining doses, and they know they would never be approved by the European Commission,” the spokesman said. “The European Commission itself has confirmed their export control regime has blocked the export of a number of …

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Viral thoughts: Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

About 1 in 4 Americans said they believed the pandemic was “definitely” or “probably” created intentionally, according to a Pew Research Centre survey from June. Other conspiracy theories focus on economic restrictions and vaccine safety. Increasingly, these baseless claims are prompting real-world problems. Loading In January, anti-vaccine activists forced a …

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WA border to stay shut to international labour as jobs market heats up in mining, housing

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates released last week, WA’s major iron ore hubs – Port Hedland and Karratha – experienced a 2.2 per cent increase in population from 2019 to 2020, up to 14,804 and 17,482 respectively. Further south in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the ABS figures suggested its population …

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Biden administration considers ‘co-ordinated’ Beijing Olympics boycott

The US Olympic Committee has made clear it does not support a full boycott of the Beijing games. Loading “While we would never want to minimise what is happening from a human rights perspective in China, we do not support an athlete boycott,” US Olympic Committee President Susanne Lyons said …

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10m doses a day: China’s vaccination rollout complete with ice cream

“The counsellor seemed to think his job was pretty hard, too. He sounded exhausted,” she said. Loading Public anxiety about the vaccines emerged early. One survey in February, co-authored by the head of China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, found that less than half of medical workers in the …

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