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How lucky? Your Chinese horoscopes for the Metal Horse month of June 2024

How lucky? Your Chinese horoscopes for the Metal Horse month of June 2024

Energy of the horse: movement, leadership, charm, sensitivity The horse corresponds to the hours: 11am-1pm The fifth month of the Chinese calendar of the geng wu is represented by the Metal Horse. This month is all about movement and action. Do as you wish to attain success! Be proactive rather than reactive. The horse represents...

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Australia drops legal fight against X over church stabbing videos

Australia drops legal fight against X over church stabbing videos

Elon Musk’s social media platform welcomes decision as a victory for freedom of speech. Australia’s internet watchdog has ended a legal battle to force Elon Musk’s X to remove a graphic video of a church stabbing in Sydney. The eSafety commissioner, Julie Inman, said on Wednesday that she had decided to drop the case to...

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If you’ve noticed almost every retail store is having a sale right now, it’s because they are. Here’s why

If you’ve noticed almost every retail store is having a sale right now, it’s because they are. Here’s why

After navigating her small business through the pandemic, Sara Crampton was confronted with a different challenge in April last year. “Our traffic increased, but the spend was plateauing. It was quite measurable,” she recalled. As the founder and director of The Undone, an online women’s fashion retailer, the nature of her business meant the shift...

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Is the Telstra mass sacking a worrying sign of things to come?

Is the Telstra mass sacking a worrying sign of things to come?

The nation’s biggest telecommunications provider has taken the axe to close to 10 per cent of its 31,000-strong workforce. Some 377 jobs will go immediately, with a total of 2,800 jobs gone by the end of December. “This is a hard day for many of our teams right across Telstra,” CEO Vicki Brady said as...

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‘There is no net zero without Australia’: Why industry wants more budget money for critical minerals

‘There is no net zero without Australia’: Why industry wants more budget money for critical minerals

In short: Australia has some of the world’s best-known critical mineral deposits. Miners want more government assistance to fast-track mine developments. What’s next? Treasurer Jim Chalmers hands down the federal budget on Tuesday, May 14. Common use infrastructure, tax credits and streamlined approvals processes are at the top of the critical minerals sector’s wish list for...

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One state dominates the top 10 places to live in Australia, new data shows

One state dominates the top 10 places to live in Australia, new data shows

Sydney’s northern beaches ranks as the highest in the nation for wellbeing, with only one Queensland city making it to the top 10, the annual index revealed today. The Australian Capital Territory came in second due to its low gender wage gaps, climate change risks and the division of wealth. Australia’s capital city, Canberra, ranked...

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April runs two beauty services — the high-end one is booming, the other struggling. It’s a microcosm of the economy

April runs two beauty services — the high-end one is booming, the other struggling. It’s a microcosm of the economy

In short: Credit reporting firm illion finds that the number of small businesses at risk of collapse has jumped by 20 per cent in a year, while large firms have seen a 20 per cent reduction in insolvency risk. Hospitality, retail, construction and transport are the most at-risk sectors. What’s next? The data suggests hundreds...

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Treasurer tips hat to Australian public servants who built the global economy

Treasurer tips hat to Australian public servants who built the global economy

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has used a pre-Budget address to salute the role of Australian public servants in setting up the Bretton Woods System. Driven by one of history’s most influential economists, John Maynard Keynes, the Bretton Woods conference reforged the global economy in the wake of World War II through the creation of the Global...