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Chinese astronauts successfully board space station module in historic mission

Three Chinese astronauts have flown to an unfinished space station in China’s first crewed mission since 2016, expanding the country’s already growing near-Earth presence and challenging US leadership in orbital space.
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Hong Kong police make five arrests following raid on pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper

It is the first time the content of media reporting has sparked arrests under the national security law, which is part of a sweeping crackdown on Beijing’s critics in Hong
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Extension of federal government’s $1080 tax offset passed in parliament

The $1080 tax offset will be extended for more than 10 million Australians after the handout passed through parliament on Thursday. Confirmation comes after the Morrison government rolled the low
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Anti-Vaccine Protesters Rally Outside Foo Fighters Concert in California

Anti-vaccine demonstrators rallied outside the Foo Fighters’ first full-capacity show since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Agoura Hills, California, on June 15. Attendees were required to prove they’d
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AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS

Markets Live, Friday 18 June, 2021

Good morning, and welcome to Friday’s edition of Markets Live. Alex Druce is in the chair and will be taking you through to the weekend. Drop him a line in
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Why the ROI on digital is higher than ever in the current environment

Over the past year or so the unprecedented conditions have accelerated a shift in online behaviour in record time. With people spending more time online, reduced competition with competitors and
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Scott Morrison is the accidental architect of a carbon tax – whether he likes it or not | Richard Denniss

Who would have thought that Scott Morrison would be the one to reintroduce a carbon tax? And who would have thought it possible to design a carbon tax on Australian
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ASBFEO to review Discretionary Mutual Fund proposal

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has launched a review of the Discretionary Mutual Fund proposed for small businesses in the amusement, leisure and recreation sector
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AUSTRALIAN SPORTS

Reward for effort for Townsville product Daisy D’Arcy

At just 18 years old, Daisy D’Arcy is one of Queensland’s most exciting young talents. After a stellar debut season in defence, playing every game for the Gold Coast SUNS,
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Except for St Kilda footballer Hunter Clark’s jaw, nothing has changed

The axis was the phrase used in the charge hastily entered by the AFL after the match review panel failed to lay one, “reasonable in the circumstances”. “Even if you
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NSW Waratahs Lachie Swinton free to play for Australia after escaping suspension for red card

Waratahs back-rower Lachie Swinton has escaped suspension and is free to play for the Wallabies in next month’s France series. Swinton, who was sent off on Test debut against the
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The NRL must stop using players like Cordner to sell head-high crackdown

There’s drinking the Kool-Aid and then there’s diving into a big pool of the Kool-Aid and slowly doing backstroke. Annesley’s remark is another example of the spin, spin, spin from
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