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Nine formalises deals with Google and Facebook

Nine Entertainment Co will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to support its newsrooms over the next five years after formalising deals with Google and Facebook for use of content on their platforms. Industry sources, who spoke anonymously because they had signed non-disclosure agreements, said the two deals were signed …

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‘Leave the building’: Texas Democrats walk out in voting rights battle

But the walkout in Texas is likely only a fleeting victory: Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who had declared new voting laws a priority in Texas, barely waited for every Democrat to flee the House floor before declaring that he would order a special session to finish the job. And he’s …

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ASX extends losses to 0.6%; Iron ore miners offer resistance

The head of a $5 billion investment fund warns Victoria’s economy will be irreversibly damaged if the federal and state governments do not urgently reinstate JobKeeper. Nick Griffin from Munro Partners global investment manager says restaurants, bars, and cafes need urgent help in particular. Melbourne in the middle of its …

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We need to stop talking about another roaring 20s for sharemarkets

A lot of comparisons have been made in recent months between the start of the Roaring 1920s and the new decade underway. The similarities are indeed striking. Then, as now, the US was digging out from the public health and economic fallout of a global pandemic even as a wave …

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‘Never wanted to be a distraction’: Osaka withdraws from French Open

Osaka received support from Serena Williams, with the American tennis legend admitting she’d often suffered from anxiety at media conferences. “Many of them I’ve been into,” said Williams after her first-round victory. “[It’s] very difficult to walk into those moments, but you know it made me stronger.” Williams beat Irina-Camelia …

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Russians sent packing from Prague embassy stronghold at centre of spy dispute

At the Vaclav Havel Airport, named for the writer who became president after leading the Velvet Revolution that toppled Communist rule, the Russian diplomats queued at Terminal 3, used for charter flights, to board a government plane. A Russian government plane leaves Vaclav Havel airport carrying expelled Russian diplomats.Credit:Getty The …

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Greens councillor bashed near gay club faces separate assault charges

A security guard said in a statement that he called an ambulance and attempted to administer first aid to Cr Mohamud immediately after the assault in Bray Street. “[Cr Mohamud] told me numerous times to ‘bring that bitch back, I’ll f— her up’. She has also yelled out various things, …

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Why Jarome Luai’s dad begged him to leave the Panthers

Loading Even more so considering it was only a couple of years ago Martin pleaded with his son to leave the Panthers. Jarome took the advice of former Penrith general manager Phil Gould over his father. “I was always upset but he never looked much into it,” Martin said. “His …

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‘Chickens and the fox’ scenario: Ley proposes state control of water-trigger law

Following advice from water-trigger experts, the federal government required Shenhua to develop a plan to demonstrate that mining would not de-water the aquifer that feeds the rich alluvial soils of the plain below the project area. Loading “Government will never say it, but I know for a fact BHP pulled …

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Renewable gas may soon join renewable electricity as household staples

Households in NSW may soon be able to select renewable gas just as they can buy their electricity from clean energy sources, allowing users to buy gas produced from wastewater, food and garden waste. In what the NSW government claims is a national first, one of Sydney’s main waste water …

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