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Daily Archives: September 3, 2021

It’s ‘Silicon Valley vs the banks’: Apple’s big threat in finance

‘War for engagement’ Tensions between CBA and Apple have erupted, not coincidentally, amid a major shift in how Australians pay at the checkout. Smartphones will usurp plastic cards as the most popular form of contactless payment by the end of the year, CBA expects, and that trend comes at a …

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Businesses are on a treadmill without a destination

Most of us are aware of the Doherty Institute modelling, which gives Victoria tangible targets to hit. The Federal Government also released a high-level plan of what that might mean for businesses to open up, but it was quite deliberately a framework rather than a detailed plan. Now it’s up …

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Australia’s defences stronger after 20 years of the war on terror: Howard

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Australia has a stronger defence against extremist threats after 20 years of the war on terror, former prime minister John Howard has declared amid a warning from his successor Kevin Rudd about the growing danger from the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan. Mr …

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‘Full on’: Lockdowns force families to manage screen time

Many schools stop families from installing their own parental control software on school devices, creating concerns about how kids might be using their screens during school time. Family Zone managing director Tim Levy says parents are more reluctant to talk about cyber safety than in years gone by. “In the …

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‘Ambitious and exciting’: Scientists to account for National Parks’ flora, fauna and ferals

The selection of two outspoken academics – Richard Kingsford from the University of NSW to lead a team to help draw up the Royal National Park’s scorecard, and David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University leading a similar group for Kosciuszko – also gives the program credibility, say insiders not …

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We need to try new things and develop our resilience

While doing some squats recently, I reflected that only a couple of years ago, my squats were, frankly diddly. I had to be taught to do them properly. Nowadays, when personal trainer Kasia’s eyes narrow, and she demands squats, I merely groan, but generally manage an approximation. It is another …

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Hotel body calls for reforms to get the sector back on track

The industry body says it believes the intention of both the NSW and Commonwealth governments is to provide support to severely affected businesses, particularly those closed or hibernated for long periods due to lockdowns. “We do not believe Commonwealth and State Treasury budgeted for the large number of accommodation hotels …

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Faith and vision deliver new sporting centre

A generous overhang, extending up to six metres, deflects the direct sunlight and frames the entrance. “We wanted to be an immersive experience rather than simply delineating spaces with walls for acoustic control,” says Neille, pointing out the measures to control the acoustics, including soft grey acoustic panels on the …

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Co-working comes to Carlton

Rag traders Rodd & Gunn have leased office space on Flinders Lane, taking a floor of Manchester House. Rag traders Rodd & Gunn have leased office space on Flinders Lane.Credit: Rodd & Gunn are moving their headquarters from Prahran to the landmark building, which was designed by Bates, Peebles and …

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Geelong too damaging for Giants to surge to final four yet again

Zach Tuohy, who it seemed many had forgotten about since missing the previous three weeks, was dynamic in his return game. He picked up 12 disposals in the first quarter and received little to no attention from the Giants for the remainder of the game. But it was the difference …

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