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ASIO swamped by espionage advice demands

ASIO swamped by espionage advice demands

Australia’s domestic intelligence agency is struggling to meet demand for advice on spying and foreign interference. Duncan Lewis says heightened levels of espionage and interference – combined with greater awareness of the twin threats – are stretching resources at the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation. Mr Lewis, who authored the

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Priming Everest

Priming Everest

The Everest is on the front page of Australia’s major papers for the second year running. And there isn’t even an Opera House-sized controversy to fuel the coverage this time

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The ‘landlord of last resort’

The ‘landlord of last resort’

It’s estimated at least 1000 children a year are made homeless by WA bureaucracy. If this is an over-estimate, the government might want to say so, because it’s utterly damning.

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The month Victoria held its breath

The month Victoria held its breath

Twenty years ago today, Jeff Kennett’s Liberal premiership of Victoria came to an end. He had led the Garden State’s most radical government for at least a generation, privatising major state utilities, cutting chunks out of the public service and shrinking social spending. Schools across the state had been shuttered,

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The Antichrist is a potato

The Antichrist is a potato

By Grumpy Geezer   Yesterday, upon the stair,I met a man who wasn’t there!He wasn’t there again today,Oh how I wish he’d go away! When I came home last night at three,The man was waiting there for meBut when I looked around the hall,I couldn’t see him there at all!Go away,

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Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Rescue workers in Japan continued to search for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in decades rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said. Many people were drowned in the flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster

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Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds copies of her annual policy address. She will outline the proposals on Wednesday morning. [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Fast Facts Chief executive expected to outline pro-poor measures including cash handouts, but protesters unlikely to be swayed. Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s Chief

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Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Rescue workers in Japan continued to search for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in decades rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said. Many people were drowned in the flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster

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Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds copies of her annual policy address. She will outline the proposals on Wednesday morning. [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Fast Facts Chief executive expected to outline pro-poor measures including cash handouts, but protesters unlikely to be swayed. Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s Chief

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Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Rescue workers in Japan continued to search for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in decades rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said. Many people were drowned in the flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster

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Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds copies of her annual policy address. She will outline the proposals on Wednesday morning. [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Fast Facts Chief executive expected to outline pro-poor measures including cash handouts, but protesters unlikely to be swayed. Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s Chief

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Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Rescue workers in Japan continued to search for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in decades rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said. Many people were drowned in the flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster

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Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Rescue workers in Japan continued to search for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in decades rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said. Many people were drowned in the flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster

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Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds copies of her annual policy address. She will outline the proposals on Wednesday morning. [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Fast Facts Chief executive expected to outline pro-poor measures including cash handouts, but protesters unlikely to be swayed. Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s Chief

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World News

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Japanese rescuers search for missing as Hagibis death toll climbs

Rescue workers in Japan continued to search for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in decades rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said. Many people were drowned in the flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster

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Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Lam to address Hong Kong legislature amid simmering anger

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds copies of her annual policy address. She will outline the proposals on Wednesday morning. [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Fast Facts Chief executive expected to outline pro-poor measures including cash handouts, but protesters unlikely to be swayed. Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s Chief

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Business & The Economy

Data risk in visa privatisation

Data risk in visa privatisation

The federal government’s controversial plan to privatise parts of the visa processing system would lead to greater data security risks and could adversely impact the nation’s inflows of skilled migration, the Opposition has said. Labor this week called on...

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Timber, a material with a bundle of challenges, all worth it

Timber, a material with a bundle of challenges, all worth it

The Fifth Estate last week moderated a panel on timber at an event at timber 25 King Street, Brisbane, the 10-storey timber office building. The event was organised by Bates Smart and Aurecon as part of the Brisbane Open House program. Following is a report based on...

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New meets old: Cob houses enter the twenty-first century

New meets old: Cob houses enter the twenty-first century

A marriage of new and old wall materials using earth and plant fibre has won the first prize in the category “Connecting Green, Blue and Grey” at the European Commission’s RegioStars Awards in Brussels, as part of the European Week of Regions and...

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Environment

Origin grilled over NT fracking plans, insists on track for 1.5°C scenario

Origin grilled over NT fracking plans, insists on track for 1.5°C scenario

The Origin Energy board has insisted that the company is taking sufficient action to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions footprint, and  has challenged shareholder activists to meet with the company to discuss outstanding issues,during an at-times fiery annual general meeting on Wednesday. Origin has faced growing

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Why network operators will take thousands of customers off the grid

Why network operators will take thousands of customers off the grid

We constantly hear that the future of electricity will be distributed and democratised, thanks to the new suite of technologies such as rooftop solar, battery storage, demand management and electric vehicles that literally delivers power and controls into the hands of consumers. But what exactly does this

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Elon Musk hints at wild “cybertruck” electric ute design

Elon Musk hints at wild “cybertruck” electric ute design

The Driven When Elon Musk presents Tesla’s all-electric pickup (or rather, ute in Australia) in November, the auto world may just get a bit more than it bargained for. We’ve been keeping tabs on the developments around Musk’s pet electric ute project since he first mused to

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