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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Australia’s 200 richest people revealed. The Australian Financial Review has unveiled its 2019 Rich List, with $15.5 billion cardboard mogul Anthony Pratt and family topping the list again, followed by mining boss Gina Rinehart ($13.81 billion), and Meriton tycoon Harry Triguboff ($13.54 billion). Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Mueller probe wraps up. US special counsel Robert Mueller has officially resigned from the Department of Justice and closed the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In a rare press conference, Mueller said his investigation did not “make a determination as to […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Harsh conditions at Google HQ. The tech giant has treated contractors and temporary workers unfairly, including subjecting some to shaming rituals, according to a New York Times expose. The investigation follows a Business Insider report in January that found Google was banning contractors from its internal forums. […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Britain regrets Brexit. Statistics from the European election results in the UK suggest that Remain would have won if this had been a “proxy” referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. Here’s what else the results tell us. 2. House prices in Sydney and Melbourne on […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. PM Scott Morrison announces Cabinet reshuffle. The changes include a new role of assistant minister for superannuation, financial services and financial technology and new Australian ambassadors to the US and UN. 2. Theresa May resigns. She’s officially stepped down as UK prime minister and Conservative leader following […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hit with 17 criminal charges. The US Department of Justice has indicted the controversial Australian on counts of receiving and publishing classified information. 2. Kogan sued for false discounts. The competition watchdog has taken action against the online retailer for lifting its prices […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. A huge bite out of Apple. If trade tensions between the US and China continue to escalate, Apple’s profit could drop by as much as 30%, Goldman Sachs has estimated. Apple shares fell 2 per cent on Wednesday. 2. An Aussie worker won a case against employer […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. The RBA has revealed it will “consider” cutting rates. But it says it wants some help from the government to support the economy. Australian inflation is weak and progress in boosting wage growth is glacial. 2. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei says the company is “fully prepared” for […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Google has severed business ties with Huawei. The Chinese telco was placed on an “entity list” by the US Commerce Department, meaning US companies – Google included – must obtain government permission before dealing with them. some Google Android users. 2. It’s official. The Coalition looks set […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Trump congratulates Aussie PM Scott Morrison. Some are comparing the conservative Liberal-National Coalition’s unexpected win over the weekend, thanks in large part to outer suburban seats, to Trump’s own victory in the US in 2016. 2. Changing of the guard. Labor frontbenchers Tanya Plibersek and Anthony Albanese […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Tributes are pouring in for former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, after he passed away “peacefully” at the age of 89. He is being remembered as a larger-than-life larrikin who pushed causes dear to both sides of politics. 2. While Bob Hawke’s legacy will dominate the final […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. A big indicator of the health of the Aussie economy is out today. The RBA reckons an improvement in labour market conditions is essential in sorting out underlying inflation, and the April jobs report to be released Thursday is an important sign. We’ve put together a 10-second […]
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Trade war tit-for-tat. The Trump administration is preparing to slap tariffs on all remaining Chinese goods (with an estimated worth of US$300 billion). The news follows China’s announcement on Monday that it will impose a 25% tariff on certain goods by June 1. Here are all the […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia