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As it happened: Tech surge lifts ASX to fifth straight week of gains

Put a fork in us, because we’re done. That’s it from us at Markets Live this week. Thanks for tuning in. Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby will be back on Monday. Catch you then. Get our wrap of the day on the markets, breaking business news and expert opinion delivered …

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Australians want nation to ‘stick to its values’ in China dealings

The Resolve Political Monitor was conducted from June 8 to 12 and asked 1600 voters about their views in online questions, with a margin of error of 2.5 per cent. Foreign policy analysts have warned of rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait as China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force sends …

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Nationals’ ‘power play’ makes gas exploration a hot issue for Liberals

The Nationals’ support for fossil fuels is ramping up the risks to Liberal MPs in coastal electorates of NSW and Victoria heading into the federal election, as Resources Minister Keith Pitt cranks up his push for new offshore gas development. This week the Queensland Nationals MP Mr Pitt opened up …

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Xi Jinping’s effort to break Australia’s will has only solidified it

Based on today’s poll, they seem to have misjudged Australia’s people. The results will encourage the federal government in standing against Beijing’s list of 14 demands, and Labor to continue to stand with the government. Loading Asked whether Australia should agree to compromise on each of 10 specific points, respondents’ …

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Except for Hunter Clark’s jaw, nothing has changed

The axis was the phrase used in the charge hastily entered by the AFL after the match review panel failed to lay one, “reasonable in the circumstances”. “Even if you conclude that (Mackay) was entirely contesting the ball, and not a shadow of a bump, it was still unreasonable,” said …

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David Mackay found not guilty in landmark tribunal case

“Not every nasty collision is the result of a breach of the duty of care … Serious injuries can happen by accident.” The AFL’s position was that it was rough conduct because Mackay’s actions were “unreasonable in the circumstances”. “There’s an obligation on every player to take care not to …

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Siriusly Sydney? What a way to mark the anniversary of one of people power’s great triumphs

Sydney … sometimes you sicken me. On the very day that marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s first green ban in 1971 to save Kellys Bush – a precious remaining tract of bushland west of the Harbour Bridge – we awoke to news that would have horrified Jack Mundey …

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Australia news LIVE: NSW records four new local COVID-19 cases as Delta variant confirmed; AstraZeneca age recommendation lifted to 60

A range of banks including all big four lenders Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and ANZ are scrambling to find the source of an outage that is affecting internet banking and access to online apps across the country. Commonwealth Bank used Twitter to apologise for the outage and thank them for patience. …

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‘Urgently investigating’: Major banks face service outages

A range of banks, including big four lenders Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and ANZ, are scrambling to find the source of an outage that is affecting internet banking and access to online apps across the country. Commonwealth Bank used Twitter to apologise for the outage and thank customers for their patience. …

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Victoria COVID LIVE updates: Restrictions to ease in Melbourne as state records zero local cases; new cases in NSW

The federal government has accepted advice from Australia’s expert immunisation panel that the age range for those using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine be increased to 60 and over, from 50 previously. Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Thursday Pfizer was now the preferred vaccine for under 60s and the government would …

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