Category: Business and Economy

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Rod Sims rejects tech giants’ code ‘suggestions’

Competition watchdog boss Rod Sims has knocked back Facebook and Google’s suggested “fixes” for the media bargaining code and accused the tech giants of “brinkmanship” in threatening to withdraw services from Australia in retaliation. Appearing at a public hearing held by the Senate committee investigating the legislation introducing a

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Google will pull out of Aus if code is passed

Google has joined Facebook in threatening to withdraw its services from Australia if legislation introducing a media bargaining code is passed by Parliament. In a sometimes fiery Senate inquiry public hearing, the local bosses of Google and Facebook faced senators to push back heavily against the proposed code, which

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South Australian ambition gets a space boost

The South Australian government has doubled down on its push into the space sector, partnering with industry to send a locally designed and manufactured satellite into orbit. Announced by Premier Steven Marshall, the so-called SASAT1 Space Services Mission marks the first time that a state government has embarked on

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Grand Prix, Supercars 500: private gain, public pain

While governments continue to spruik the supposed economic benefits of urban car racing events such as the Grand Prix and Supercars 500, the lack of transparency simply highlights an endemic culture of cronyism. Christine Everingham and Patricia Johnson investigate.

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