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Renting apartment, Sydney

IT’S so small that perplexed Sydneysiders are calling it a bed with walls, but the backpackers trying to let a minuscule Bondi bedroom for $300 a week say good things come in small packages. A social media advert for the tiny room has stoked anger and disbelief. One commenter even …

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Medicare

MEDICARE is fast failing to cover the costs of most doctors’ services with some patients having to pay more than $600 extra a year to stay healthy. Half of all patients having non-hospital treatments have to pay extra to cover the gap between the doctor’s bill and the Medicare subsidy. …

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Tony Abbott’s National Energy Guarantee loss

THE decade-long battle over climate policy which has driven the Liberal Party towards near-terminal instability ended today with a Malcolm Turnbull victory. That is the strong prospect after a substantial government back bench endorsement of the National Energy Guarantee today saved the Prime Minister’s job and reinforced confidence he can …

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Australian Population 2018

AUSTRALIA’S population surpassed 25 million at 11.01pm last night. The population clock estimated this record on the basis that our number increases by one person every 83 seconds. But over the past six months, concerns have been raised over whether our biggest cities can continue to cope under the strain …

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Australian Population 2018

MEET Greg, your everyday Aussie bloke. Greg is a white male in his mid-to-late 30s with patchy facial hair, an expired gym membership and bicep tattoos of Chinese characters he secretly doubts stand for “Hope, Faith, Love” as he intended. He enjoys knocking back a few cold ones at the …

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Google Australia

DON’T be surprised if the NSW Government switches its web browsing to Bing, after Google put a hole at the heart of ambitious regeneration plans for Sydney’s CBD fringe. One of the world’s largest tech companies, Google was the headline tenant of a multi-billion redevelopment project on an industrial Sydney …

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Move to Melbourne from Sydney

WHEN Chinese tech giant Alibaba was searching for a beachhead city to set up its Australian operation you can be sure every capital would have been wooing its founder Jack Ma. Melbourne won that battle and was treated to a glitzy launch in February from a man worth a cool …

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City of Ryde

A SYDNEY council area is so full of residential apartments, the State Government has said no more can be built. NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts on Wednesday said new planning proposals would be suspended in the City of Ryde, on the city’s north shore, because infrastructure to service new homes …

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