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Daily Archives: September 10, 2021

‘Have at it’: Biden readies for Republicans’ vaccine mandate lawsuits

The White House is gearing up for many legal challenges and believes that even if some of the mandates are tossed out, millions of Americans will get a shot because of the new requirements — saving lives and preventing the spread of the virus. Biden is putting enforcement in the …

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Australian property: Delivering Walkmans in a smartphone world

Imagine, for a moment, what the world would look like if Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs were more interested in San Francisco real estate than computers. The pair founded the company we know today as Apple by selling Wozniak’s scientific calculator and Jobs’ Volkswagen van. That money was enough to …

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Sydney house values climb $850 a day amid fears of living standard hit

It’s that leap in mortgages, being funnelled into the property market, that has economists worried. RBC Capital Markets chief economist Su-Lin Ong says the country has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into property.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer RBC Capital Markets managing director Su-Lin Ong said a huge amount of capital was being …

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Melbourne houses climb $457 a day amid fears of living standard hit

The big run-up in prices has resulted in the nation’s banks now holding a record $1.9 trillion in mortgages to owner-occupiers and investors. Loans to owner-occupiers have lifted by $145 billion in just two years. It’s that leap in mortgages, being funnelled into the property market, that has economists worried. …

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John Howard says ‘clash of personalities’ ended Scott Morrison’s tourism career

John Howard says he backed his then-tourism minister. Mr Morrison insisted it was a PR dream and attempted to convince Ms Bailey that the censor’s decision was not entirely unexpected, but political insiders reveal the minister was growing increasingly wary of his assertions. With the help of former British high …

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Health regulator moves to take on Craig Kelly over ‘misleading’ vaccine texts

Professor Skerritt told the ABC on Wednesday the campaign was “quite misleading” because it gave people a long list of deaths that were not caused by vaccines. Loading The text message said “Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccines Adverse Events Report” and linked to a campaign site that used the TGA’s logo …

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Climate damage starting to hit us where it hurts – on the beach

At nearby Anderson Inlet, also in Inverloch, the coastline has crept landwards by about 85 metres between 2006 and 2020. Bass Coast Shire Council is part of a coalition of local councils in Melbourne’s south-east and regional areas urging the state government to take stronger action on climate action and …

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News Corp about-turn on emissions too little, too late, scientists say

The headlines in the Murdoch papers were often brutal and sometimes brilliant. In February 2010, then climate change minister Penny Wong said Australia’s beaches could be eroded away over the coming century at a National Climate Change Forum. In response, the front page of The Australian read “Wong wipeout doesn’t …

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Roads to riches: Transurban, super funds vie for bigger slice of America’s pie

The bill — which passed the US Senate in early August with bipartisan support and which the House aims to pass by October — encourages PPPs, includes a provision for “asset recycling” (selling public assets to private owners and reinvesting the proceeds in new infrastructure) and expands access to low-interest …

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‘We’ve got 80-year-olds driving trucks’: Farmers scramble to find harvest workers as border closures bite

They put the call-out for retired army officers, stood down Qantas pilots and now kids. Desperate farmers, who are about to harvest the second biggest wheat crop in a decade, are so short of staff that some will be using their primary school aged children to drive tractors and other …

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