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Vaile says ‘unjustified campaign’ made him abandon Newcastle Uni chancellor role

Former deputy prime minister and coal mining executive Mark Vaile has blamed a campaign led by activists and minority groups for his decision to quit as chancellor of the University of Newcastle before even starting the role. Firing back at the coalition of environmental groups, students, staff and potential donors …

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‘Truly grateful’: Family thank searchers after police find body of missing Timboon woman

The body of an 84-year-old Timboon woman who went missing nearly a fortnight ago has been found next to a burnt-out car almost 100 kilometres from her home. Ethel “Rosie” McLean’s disappearance sparked a large community search effort after she went missing on June 10, when her family turned to …

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ASX adds $38b in 1.7% rebound; Investors green-light Vocus takeover

What a difference a day makes eh? The ASX 200 is pretty much back where it was over the weekend, rebuilding today after starting the week with a $40 billion tumble. The market was last 1.7 per cent ahead at 7356.1. Biotech CSL, accounting software firm Xero, and tech player …

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WHO to scrap advice that women ‘of childbearing age’ avoid booze

London: The World Health Organisation will scrap its guidance to women of childbearing age that they should not drink alcohol, conceding its draft advice was poorly formulated. The guidance was contained in the Draft Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 and sparked a furious backlash from women’s rights campaigners who said …

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Rupert Murdoch eyes UK sports broadcasting bid

Rupert Murdoch is exploring a tie-up with BT’s television arm as the nonagenarian attempts to reshape and secure his media legacy amid the decline of print newspapers. BT has held talks about a potential partnership with News UK, the publisher of The Sun and The Times, sources said. Rupert Murdoch’s …

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Google chief Sundar Pichai’s leadership under scrutiny

A Google spokesperson said internal surveys about Pichai’s leadership were positive. The company declined to make Pichai, 49, available for comment, but it arranged interviews with nine current and former executives to offer a different perspective on his leadership. “Would I be happier if he made decisions faster? Yes,” said …

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Sweden plunged into political chaos as PM loses no-confidence vote

His party has just under a fifth of the seats in Parliament, preventing either bloc from reaching an outright majority. That reality has prompted parties to the right to agree to consider working with the Sweden Democrats, once deemed too xenophobic for the mainstream. Loading Carl Bildt, a former Swedish …

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Victoria’s Pfizer allocation to rise, but most new shots will go to GPs

Loading Before the meeting of national cabinet, Victoria’s acting Premier James Merlino said his government would push for the Commonwealth to treat the rollout as a race. “In terms of where we are right now, we are well behind where we need to be,” Mr Merlino said. “We are falling …

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Cold and flu ads at odds with COVID test advice

A presence on the platforms with a fine book in their hands would make a vast difference.Doris LeRoy, Altona Working with the Queensland border banAs a Melburnian, I must be one of many who have had to cancel flights and holiday plans at the last minute when yet again a …

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$15 million at stake in fight for control of Collingwood board

Whatever the differences between Mark Korda’s board and Browne, the two camps are certain to agree upon the need for three women on the board. Under Collingwood’s voting system, there is no apparent way to ensure three women are elected in an open spill, besides are negotiated outcome before or …

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