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Daily Archives: September 20, 2021

Apple iPhone 13 plans aimed at the data hungry

“The cheapest monthly option is really to go for the 36 month payment period that all three telcos offer now. But you’re still paying the same amount for your phone, and it does mean you’re locked in to your provider for longer,” Ms Donnelly said. “If you do have the …

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Melbourne’s art fair set to return with huge February show

Next year’s fair will include several new initiatives, including a federal government-funded Indigenous art program where five Indigenous-owned art centres around the country get sponsored travel, accommodation, artwork freight and dedicated exhibition space to showcase work from remote communities, some of which have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic. …

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Porter’s secretive behaviour should disqualify him from Parliament

I’m confused, how can Porter know that none of the anonymous donors were lobbyists or foreign entities? – Patricia O’Brien, Rozelle Oh come on, Christian. What’s so bad about a stint on the backbench? It worked for Barnaby Joyce and Bridget McKenzie. – Rob Phillips, North Epping Until such time …

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Andrews offers realistic, responsible path forward

Along with getting vaccines earlier because they lost control of spread earlier, perhaps Gladys Berejiklian is prepared to live with more cases, more deaths and more risk of an overwhelmed health system; things neither she nor Mr Guerra refers to. I’m glad that our government seems to think a few …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Tuesday, September 21

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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Now is the time to trial home quarantine for returned travellers

In Darwin, a crack team of around 15 Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT) and federal officials managed to de-board, check in, COVID-test and transport 150-odd passengers to Howard Springs in less than 90 minutes. In Melbourne, walking through the airport with my 14 fellow passengers and 10 or so airline …

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‘Wave of global unicorns’: Airwallex hits $5.5 billion valuation

Australian payments startup Airwallex is swiftly rising up the ranks of fast growing, highly valued local unicorns, securing a fresh round of funding that values it at $US4 billion ($5.5 billion). The Melbourne-based fintech’s $US200 million raise is the latest in a big week for the Australian tech sector, following …

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Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, gives birth to baby girl

London: Britain’s Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl, her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace announced on Monday. The baby, who weighed 2.78 kilograms, was born at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Saturday. Britain’s Princess Beatrice has given birth to …

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Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film found guilty of terrorism-related charges

Former journalist and author Michela Wrong, who has followed the trial, said that while she did not want to opine on Rusesabagina’s guilt or innocence, it was clear that the trial has not been a fair one. “It’s been a shame and an embarrassment, really,” she said, “because the lawyers …

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We should have treated France better over submarine deal

France’s reaction to losing its Australian submarine contract has been forthright to say the least. The Foreign Minister and ambassador have accused us of “treason”, backstabbing and lying. The response might be overstated, but they have a genuine right to be furious. Australia’s decision to ditch an agreement for 12 …

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