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Daily Archives: September 19, 2021

The new iPhone features coming to your pocket in iOS 15

It’s new iPhone week, but it’s not just those pre-ordering the shiny new hardware who are getting an upgrade. Everyone with an iPhone 6s or newer (including the original iPhone SE and 7th generation iPod Touch) can download iOS 15 for free from today, to get an approximation of that …

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$183m in government funding to extend aviation support until March

Monday’s announcement takes the total amount of federal support for the industry to $5.1 billion through an array of programs since the pandemic began, but ground services companies that fuel, load, move and clean planes have been furious that they have been left out. Loading The sector has warned flights …

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These acts are an insult to front-line workers

Ironically, when Victorian COVID response commander Jeroen Weimar proposes the workers take their sandwiches outside (we all know by now that activities outside are the safest) their protest shows this can easily be done.Nerilee Rinkquest, Nunawading Perhaps we should ignore themIn my early youth my father taught me that meeting …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Monday, September 20

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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The economic consequences of working from home that no-one is talking about

However, one issue not getting enough attention is what happens to the businesses who have previously benefited from all the office-related spending from staff packed into high rises and central business districts. The Commission says the shift to working from home might see “some businesses that require high foot-traffic in …

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NSW sought to beat Basin Plan water limits

The NSW government sought to increase the amount of water permitted to be extracted from the Murray-Darling Basin, revealing in an email that the Commonwealth body in charge was “desperately afraid” of the media coverage when the plan was made public. “The [Murray Darling Basin Authority] is desperately afraid of …

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As Australia’s climate policy disappoints, hope is found in court

In a world-first legal case filed in July 2020, a university student in Melbourne accused the Australian government of misleading investors in sovereign bonds by failing to disclose the financial risk caused by the climate crisis. If successful, the claim could compel the government to disclose how climate change might …

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As it happened: Wines goes big with record-equalling 36-vote Brownlow win

Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the latest vote tally. Players with a * against their names are ineligible to win the Brownlow Medal due to being suspended during the season. In many ways the Brownlow count unfolded like many people thought it would – Bontempelli, Wines and …

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LIVE Brownlow 2021 – Wines goes big with record-equalling 36-vote Brownlow victory

Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the latest vote tally. Players with a * against their names are ineligible to win the Brownlow Medal due to being suspended during the season. Port Adelaide star Ollie Wines equalled the Brownlow Medal votes record as he charged home to secure …

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Government sinks another $150 million into hydrogen industry

An extra $150 million will be sunk by the federal government into hydrogen industrial hubs that all but guarantees a project in every state and territory across the country. As the government boosts its environmental credentials ahead of an increasingly tough United Nations climate conference in Glasgow in November, Prime …

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