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Nine CEO Mike Sneesby reshuffles ranks after senior exec Janz resigns

Mr Parsons – who ran Nine’s digital division until 2017 and is currently chief executive of CarAdvice – will return to his old role and will lead 9Now, nine.com.au, Drive (which is merging with CarAdvice) as well as technology and product. “Alex has been chief digital officer at Nine and …

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Texan who queued for seven hours to vote faces 40-year jail term

Washington: A 62-year-old Texan who waited seven hours to cast a vote while on parole is facing the threat of 40 years jail for breaking state election laws. Hervis Earl Rogers from Houston was arrested last week and charged with two counts of illegal voting for casting a ballot in …

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Pfizer push for vaccine booster in meeting with US officials

Currently only about 48 per cent of the US population is fully vaccinated. Some parts of the country have far lower immunisation rates, and in those places the delta variant is surging. Last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, said that’s leading to “two truths” — highly immunised swathes …

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Crunch time looming for Morrison on climate as the world looks to Australia to act

Loading Biden used his summit to unveil a new US 2030 target of 50–52 per cent reductions in emissions. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga offered up a 46 per cent reduction target and Canada’s Justin Trudeau put up 40–45 per cent. All were close to double Australia’s 2030 target. But …

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CBD economy faces years on the road to recovery

According to the analysis, Melbourne has the highest percentage of professional office-based workers compared with other cities in the country, at 76 per cent against a national average of 44 per cent. Loading A hesitancy to venture into tightly packed workplaces, streets and laneways means fewer cash injections to hospitality, …

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Wimbledon and the Euros finish to packed houses, why can’t Tokyo have any fans?

Scores of businesses across Tokyo have decided that the cost to their business is greater than any loosely enforced financial penalty. They will keep selling drinks and closing after 8pm during the Games. There is no punishment for drinkers, no stay at home orders and no police breaking up groups …

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Chicken killing brothers fail to refund bonds from aged care homes

The late woman’s son, who asked not to be identified, said he was also considering legal action after months of delays by Chronos Care management. He said he had been repeatedly told by the company that it was unable to refund the bond because it was in the process of …

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A decade on from plain packaging, what is the result?

Now, 20 countries including the UK, Turkey, France, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ukraine have brought in their own versions of plain packaging legislation. Thousands of Australians still die from smoking-related diseases every year, but the rate of smoking has continued to fall. Data from the National Drug Strategy Household …

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Bosses, unions issue joint warning to Hunt on aged care rollout

Aged care unions and providers will use a private meeting with the Health Minister and federal coronavirus taskforce commander to warn care for the elderly risks being compromised if nursing home staff are not vaccinated by the time it becomes mandatory. Aged care workers have until September 17 to receive …

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Casino operator can see the writing on the wall

Our corporate laws, perhaps, need updating to handle these issues so that the authorities can impose appropriate penalties in the right areas. There is no doubt that Crown is a very successful business and should remain a large employer contributing appropriate taxes to the state. The results will be very …

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