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Facebook blocks news in Australia

Feb 18, 2021
Facebook's decision to wipe the news feeds came in response to lawmakers coming closer to passing a landmark new law.
A proposed law in Australia would require social media sites, like Facebook, and search engines, like Google, to pay publishers for news content that appears on their sites.
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Australian company first to develop fully at-home COVID test

Dec 17, 2020
Everything needed for the test — which the FDA gave emergency authorization — is inside the box, except for a smartphone.
The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test connects directly to users’ smartphone, providing for step-by-step instructions and display of test results.
Ellume Health

Driverless cars can't figure out kangaroos

Jul 21, 2017
The marsupial accounts for 80 percent of animal-related auto accidents in Australia.
Watch out for the kangaroos.
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My Economy: Battling U.S. immigration bureaucracy from Australia

Jun 16, 2017
After living in America for years, one Australian immigrant faces uncertainty about staying.
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Atlassian soars in IPO debut

Dec 11, 2015
The Australian enterprise has bucked the downward trend of many tech IPOs this year.

Western states scrambling for more firefighters

Aug 21, 2015
Wildfires are burning in 10 states, exhausting resources and manpower.

Toyota will stop making cars in Australia by 2017

Feb 10, 2014
A grim domino effect for car manufacturing in Australia.

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Australia to Archer Daniels Midland: No

Nov 29, 2013
The Australian government blocks the American food-processing giant from acquiring Australia's biggest grain distributor

Debt ceiling debate goes down under

Oct 23, 2013
Australia's debt ceiling debate didn't look too much like America's.

Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to moving health care to the digital world

Oct 3, 2013
In Australia, digital medical records and other health care technologies have been in place for years.