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Daily Archives: September 28, 2021

Apple’s wearable update is one for cyclists to watch

“The algorithm now looks for times when there’s a discordance, a difference between your speed and what your heart rate should be, to understand when you may be getting help from the bike,” Ms Arney said. “When this is detected it awards calories based on heart rate, which in that …

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ACCC calls for curbs on Google’s ad tech dominance

The regulator’s report, released on Tuesday, recommends legislation be implemented to address conflicts of interest, prevent anti-competitive self-preferencing, and ensure rival ad tech providers are able to compete on merit. Google has been able to entrench its position in ad tech through key acquisitions such as video sharing site YouTube …

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Australians want action on the environment

We would still be getting around in a horse and buggy if the likes of Barnaby Joyce, Matt Canavan and George Christensen had their way. Structural changes within the economy are continual and necessary as the world changes around us. Fossil fuel industries are on the decline but renewable industries …

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NSW shows Morrison how to sell net zero emissions to the Nationals

The Nationals need a pound of flesh to cut a deal over net zero emissions and on Tuesday the NSW government showed their federal Coalition colleagues how to give it to them. NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro said last year that his government’s commitment to decarbonise the economy by 2050 …

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NSW Nats support plan to halve the state’s emissions by 2030

“This is about putting the policies in place to give industry and investors certainty, not only to protect our planet but to future-proof our prosperity and way of life.” Environment Minister Matt Kean said NSW was one of the first jurisdictions to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 and was …

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Lendlease fund raises $115m on asset deal

Lendlease’s Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial has taken advantage of the demand for prime office assets with the sale of 25 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, for $115.10 million. Although office tower occupancy is still low with workers in lockdown, the lifting of restrictions and high vaccination rates have given landlords and …

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International airlines won’t sell tickets home until rules clear

Airline ticketing systems were not designed to allocate a tiered number of seats based on passengers’ vaccination status, and so airlines might stop selling tickets to anyone who needed to go into hotel quarantine, he said. Loading “It puts airlines in a very difficult position – will they continue to …

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House price growth to slow, one way or another

The madness of rising house prices cannot be allowed go on. Apart from higher prices making it harder for our kids to get into the property market, there is the broader impact on the economy. Ever bigger mortgages simply mean less of our wealth is used for productive pursuits, such …

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Paid fund ratings create potential for conflict of interest

ASIC requires research houses to disclose any benefit they receive to be included in research reports. There are various business models among research houses. Some have a subscription model, where a financial advice firm pays a fee to provide ratings on managed funds. The funds rated under this model are …

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From the Archives, 1988: The beers are on Ballarat at national expo

First published in The Age on September 30, 1988 Is this why most people couldn’t give a XXXX for beer judging? Wouldn’t you think that beer judges would be a rollicking lot? They should be banging their glasses on the table and telling rowdy jokes. It is sad to report …

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