Facebook objected to Australia’s privacy landscape, internal documents reveal

Facebook objected to Australia’s privacy landscape, internal documents reveal

Posted May 22, 2019 16:36:32 Photo: Leaked Facebook documents show the company was concerned about changes to Australian privacy laws. (Reuters: Dado Ruvic/illustration) Facebook objected to the expansion of Australia's privacy laws and claims to have lobbied the US ambassador to Australia, according to internal documents leaked from the company. Key points: Internal documents from…
Ignore the #Quexiteers: they’ve got Queenslanders all wrong

Ignore the #Quexiteers: they’ve got Queenslanders all wrong

By Anne Tiernan, Jacob Deem and Jennifer Menzies Updated May 22, 2019 18:24:20 Photo: A "Quexit" meme was calling for Queensland to be removed from Australia. (Facebook) Related Story: 'Extraordinarily large' amounts of money couldn't sway a distrustful WA, Labor Premier admits Related Story: How Bob Brown and his anti-Adani convoy handed Queensland to the…
It’s about to become much, much easier to get a home loan

It’s about to become much, much easier to get a home loan

Updated May 22, 2019 12:30:39 Australia's lowest ever Reserve Bank cash rate — 1.5 per cent — is about to be consigned to history. On Tuesday, Governor Philip Lowe made it clear he plans to cut it in two weeks' time. The money market cash rate (from which all other rates derive) will then fall…
‘I was the victim’: Johnny Depp says ex-wife Amber Heard ‘painted on’ bruises, report claims

‘I was the victim’: Johnny Depp says ex-wife Amber Heard ‘painted on’ bruises, report...

Updated May 22, 2019 14:23:43 Photo: Johnny Depp said Amber Heard had "painted-on bruises" during a May 2016 court appearance. (Reuters: Rollo Ross/Toby Melville) Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly filed new court documents as part of his $US50 million ($73 million) defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, denying he physically abused her during their relationship.…
Clive Palmer’s online ad blitz ensnared kids and annoyed Australians. What happens now?

Clive Palmer’s online ad blitz ensnared kids and annoyed Australians. What happens now?

Marcia Church was annoyed to find Clive Palmer's election ads on Jewels Fantasy, the mobile game she often plays with her grandson. The ads were served by Google's online advertising network, but Ms Church, 62, saw similar messages when she used the company's search engine. "If I Googled an upholsterer for my husband's car, it…
YouTube catapults teenage scientist Macinley Butson to international recognition

YouTube catapults teenage scientist Macinley Butson to international recognition

Updated May 22, 2019 09:26:36 Photo: Macinley Butson is recognised by YouTube for her work inventing SMART Armour. (ABC Illawarra: Justin Huntsdale) Illawarra scientist Macinley Butson, whose invention of a protective copper shield fabric for cancer patients has been featured by YouTube, has catapulted the 2018 NSW Young Australian of the Year to global recognition.…
Even as Abbott ‘fought for his life’, he failed to see the problem

Even as Abbott ‘fought for his life’, he failed to see the problem

Updated May 22, 2019 09:12:28 Photo: Mr Abbott lost Warringah, formerly considered a safe Liberal seat. (ABC News/Matt Roberts.) Even as Tony Abbott was campaigning during what he called the fight of his life, he still didn't seem able to comprehend what was happening to him and his political career. "I still regard myself as…
The ‘fine line’ where texting turns ugly — a woman explains

The ‘fine line’ where texting turns ugly — a woman explains

Updated May 22, 2019 06:38:59 Photo: Romy Harwood, 24, said she had received multiple texts and missed calls from a partner. (ABC News: Alison Branley) Related Story: Sex education needs to evolve to keep pace with trends like sexting, experts say Related Story: 'Adults have to take responsibility': What boys still don't know about sex…
‘I won’t have to discount’: Apartment king Triguboff welcomes Morrison’s re-election

‘I won’t have to discount’: Apartment king Triguboff welcomes Morrison’s re-election

Posted May 22, 2019 00:02:23 Photo: Meriton founder Harry Triguboff has at times been Australia's richest man. Billionaire apartment developer Harry Triguboff could not hide his delight at the prospect of an interest rate cut in June and the re-elected Morrison Government's planned help for first home buyers. Key points: Harry Triguboff says he expects…
Almost 500 strangulation charges laid in Queensland since 2016, report reveals

Almost 500 strangulation charges laid in Queensland since 2016, report reveals

Posted May 22, 2019 00:03:59 Photo: The offence could lead to a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. (ABC News: Margaret Burin) Related Story: Non-lethal strangulation bill is a matter of life and death New figures show there have been almost 500 charges for choking, strangulation or suffocation in a domestic setting since the…

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