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Amazon is cast as unlikely victim in states’ suit against Google

“We don’t impose the same restrictions as other mobile operating systems do,” Wilson White, a Google policy director, wrote in a blog post rebutting the state AGs’ lawsuit. Google declined to comment beyond White’s blog post. But the states argue that Google makes it so hard to download other app …

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As it happened: ASX falls 0.9% amid Sydney COVID blues

And with that, we’ll close things off there for the session. Thanks for tuning in to Markets Live today, and this week. Good luck to our readers in Sydney. You can do this! Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby will be back on Monday. Get our wrap of the day on …

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The Queen opens Buckingham Palace gardens for picnics for first time

In a typical year, another 8000 paying guests a day tour the State Rooms inside the palace, filing out through the back garden along the paths – no lingering or picnicking. But thanks to the pandemic, the state rooms remain closed. And there are still no Royal Garden Parties. And …

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Morrison’s fate turns on whether he can win over women

Morrison rejects Banks’ account of their conversations, but her memoir adds to the impression that he does not really “get” women. “He doesn’t really like or understand women like you or me, women who have worked in a profession and who have children,” says one (unnamed) Liberal woman in the …

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‘Dangling a lolly’: WaterNSW rejects bribe offer to traditional owners

Loading Ms Brown submitted written answers to the subsequent investigation, while the eight other Indigenous members who attended the July 2019 meeting were not listed as being among those interviewed by Sparke Helmore. The report itself is “subject to legal professional privilege”, the letter by acting chief executive Andrew George, …

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Parents desperately seeking social capital

Given that many of these parents work hard and pay significant amounts of income tax, they are absolutely entitled to have a minuscule amount of these taxes returned to their child’s school to help fund its operations. But of course, these parents do not want to be congratulated. They just …

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Gina’s digs a gold mine for Barnaby

Who’s new at the zoo? Almost everyone, it seems. CBD readers will recall the weird corporate governance sitch surrounding the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board, the not-for-profit organisation that runs the Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. It requires the state government to rid itself of all …

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Don’t spit the dummy, it’s iPhone 13

Apple’s latest batch of iPhones will almost certainly sport better cameras, better displays and potentially a smaller “notch” but by and large the iPhone 13 isn’t likely to look all that different from its predecessor. The release of an iPhone remains the most highly anticipated event in the mobile market …

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‘Morally bankrupt’: Liberal MPs outraged at Telstra’s decision to reward shareholders in tower sale

But a Telstra spokesman said not all of the $200 million went towards the InfraCo Towers business, with some of it used to fund other towers. The company declined to provide a breakdown of how much of the government’s investment was connected to the partial sale, but a spokesman said …

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Liberal MP calls AstraZeneca restriction into question

Liberal MP Katie Allen, who worked as a paediatrician and public health professor before entering politics, has revealed that she wrote to the government’s vaccine advisory group asking it to review its advice restricting AstraZeneca to older Australians. Dr Allen is unhappy at the poor reputation AstraZeneca has developed in …

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