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Melbourne Cup to be held behind closed doors as crowds barred from Flemington

Melbourne Cup to be held behind closed doors as crowds barred from Flemington

The 2020 Melbourne Cup carnival will be held without crowds after the Victoria Racing Club pulled the pin on opening the gates to spectators amid the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. Despite putting forward a comprehensive submission to the Victorian Government detailing how the carnival could be safely hosted with smaller crowds, the VRC announced today that...

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Samsung Group titan Lee Kun-hee dies aged 78

Samsung Group titan Lee Kun-hee dies aged 78

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, Samsung Group, has died aged 78. Mr Lee helped to grow his father’s small trading business into an economic powerhouse, diversifying into areas like insurance and shipping. During his lifetime, Samsung Electronics also became one of the world’s biggest tech firms. He was the richest person...

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Hand sanitizer can be harmful to children, but experts say benefits outweigh risks in COVID-19 fight

Hand sanitizer can be harmful to children, but experts say benefits outweigh risks in COVID-19 fight

Canada–One of many ways of trying to keep children safe from the COVID-19 illness has also meant increasing their exposure to products that can be toxic and have harmful side effects when misused or mislabelled. Hand sanitizer has become ubiquitous during the pandemic as a proven way to fight the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But...

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Drew Barrymore opens up about her 2016 split from husband Will Kopelman: ‘I really did not take divorce well’

Drew Barrymore opens up about her 2016 split from husband Will Kopelman: ‘I really did not take divorce well’

Despite her own troubled childhood, Drew Barrymore, 45, is determined to make sure her two daughters grow up surrounded by love and support. But upon her 2016 divorce from husband Will Kopelman, Barrymore said she feared that wouldn’t be possible. In a revealing interview with Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist, Barrymore spoke of her own turbulent...

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Young Nigerians find voice with the EndSARS protest movement

Young Nigerians find voice with the EndSARS protest movement

For nearly two weeks angry young Nigerians have taken to the streets, blocking major roads across cities in Africa’s most populous nation. They marched in tens of thousands chanting “Enough is Enough” against police brutality and violence. The group’s initial demands were for a notorious police unit known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad, or...

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Local pollsters launch Australian Polling Council

Local pollsters launch Australian Polling Council

Australia’s leading public opinion research companies have come together and announced on Monday the launch of the Australian Polling Council (APC) with the aim of advancing the quality and understanding of public opinion polling in the country. The founding members of the Australian Polling Council Limited are: YouGov Galaxy Pty Ltd, The Essential Research and...

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TCG Process expands international presence into ANZ market

TCG Process expands international presence into ANZ market

TCG Process announces the selection of Frank Volckmar to lead the sales, marketing, professional services and customer support operations Australia and New Zealand. As its customer base and opportunities have grown, TCG Process made a strategic decision to expand global operations in Australia and New Zealand with Volckmar at the helm. With subsidiaries in Germany, Poland, Portugal, Chile, Brazil,...

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Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy: Cambridge study

Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy: Cambridge study

Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia, a study by the University of Cambridge has found. Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, are more disillusioned than Generation X, those born between 1965 and...

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Airport deal may have defrauded taxpayers

Airport deal may have defrauded taxpayers

A federal police investigation into a controversial government land deal is focusing on a potential fraud after the auditor-general’s unprecedented referral. The infrastructure department in 2018 paid $30 million for land worth $3 million near the Western Sydney Airport. Auditor-General Grant Hehir referred the deal to federal police earlier this year, more than two months...