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Daily Archives: September 9, 2021

How a Liberal defence minister tried to promote his staffer to a top military post

Mr Andrews did not respond to questions and Mr Demiris could not be reached. Mr Turnbull has discussed these events for the first time in detail as the Morrison government searches for a new watchdog to oversee Australia’s military amid intense fallout from the ongoing Afghanistan war crimes scandal. He …

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PM’s culture of creeping secrecy: how a flight to Sydney confirmed his aversion to disclosure

The Father’s Day flights broke no rules. Morrison has been cooped up like others but he has a job unlike others. He has to travel and qualifies for exemptions to do it. He did not need special treatment to go to Sydney. The Labor chief minister in the Australian Capital …

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Facebook’s Ray-Ban sunglasses let you take photos and video hands-free

Facebook has unveiled Ray-Ban Stories, a new pair of eyeglasses with speakers, microphones and cameras built in, designed to let users take hands-free photos and videos. The $449 glasses, built in partnership with eyewear company EssilorLuxottica and resembling a pair of traditional Ray-Ban Wayfarers, do not feature a display or …

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Screen dreams: A TV buyer’s guide

The exclusive Quantum Mini LED is 1/40 of the thickness of a standard Samsung LED[1], which allows for more precise light control in a smaller package. Due to the dramatic change in size of the Quantum Mini LEDs, Neo QLED TVs are packed with more light sources than other Samsung …

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Will Victoria’s health system cope if COVID cases increase?

The hospitals’ emergency plans should include a number of steps. Firstly, hospitals should ensure full personal protective equipment is readily available for all staff, at all time. State governments should also mandate vaccinations for all hospital workers, to reduce the risk of infections and help to reduce the risk of …

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Adam Scott high up the leaderboard as PGA Championship begins

Wentworth, England: Adam Scott was pondering if it was worth playing tournament golf on spectator-free courses this time last year, with his game suffering accordingly. But on Wentworth’s West Course in front of an appreciative crowd on Thursday he showed his renewed appetite for the game and improved form to …

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‘Whoa!’: Neo returns to a familiar world in new Matrix movie

Magazines that had predicted the sequels would be works of cinematic genius carried follow-up stories about “How the Matrix lost its mojo”. A fight scene in The Matrix Resurrections. Credit:Trailer screen grab/Universal But the trilogy earned more than $US1.6 billion at the global box office so there was every chance …

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Final Brisbane Metro vehicle design revealed ahead of 2022 pilot launch

End-of-trip charging facilities have also been improved, with permanent infrastructure to be brought forward in place of previously planned temporary solutions. The first charging station is being installed at Countess Street as part of a range of early works set to start this month. Loading Public transport committee chair Ryan …

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AFL preliminary finals teams and expert tips

MELBOURNE v GEELONGOptus Stadium, Friday September 10, 7.50pm AEST MELBOURNEFB: [3] Christian Salem, [1] Steven May, [8] Jake LeverHB: [17] Jake Bowey, [35] Harrison Petty, [24] Trent RiversC: [32] Tom Sparrow, [5] Christian Petracca, [15] Ed LangdonHF: [31] Bayley Fritsch, [25] Tom McDonald, [7] Jack VineyF: [30] Alex Neal-Bullen, [50] …

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As it happened: NSW records 1405 new local COVID-19 cases; five deaths as state’s lockdown exit roadmap detailed; Victoria records 324 new cases

Good evening and thank you for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s what you need to know: NSW reported 1405 new local coronavirus cases and five deaths, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a roadmap for easing restrictions in the state …

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