Rising petrol and oil prices could hurt Australia’s economy rebuild

Rising petrol and oil prices could hurt Australia’s economy rebuild

2 years ago
As the de facto federal election campaign continues to heat up, there has been one issue that has been high on the list of talking points for both the leaders of the major parties: the cost of living. In this, Australia is no different to most of the rest of the world. Around the globe, high inflation is once again a key consideration for central bankers and government policymakers, as the rising cost of living […]
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Australia Objects To 7-Eleven’s In-Store Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

2 years ago
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner issued a determination earlier this fall about 7-Eleven’s use of “faceprints.” The OAIC found the convenience store improperly collected faceprint information without getting individuals’ consent in violation of the Privacy Act. Accordingly to the OAIC, 7-Eleven used facial recognition technology as part of in-store surveys in 700 stores across the country. Approximately 1.6 million customers (as of March 2021) complete the survey on tablets with built-in cameras. The […]
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Experts call for Australia’s state governments to ban sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products

2 years ago
Australia’s state governments must set an end date for the sale of cigarettes through retailers including supermarkets, public health experts say. In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday, researchers from the University of Queensland said anti-smoking measures such as plain-packaging laws and health warnings were no longer enough, insisting Australia now needed to address the supply side of tobacco consumption. The researchers said a product as harmful to consumers’ health […]
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Brisbane man charged with attempted murder after 7-Eleven shooting

2 years ago
A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man in the stomach in Brisbane. The altercation happened when the alleged victim, a 34-year-old man, entered a green sedan in the car park of a Spring Hill 7-Eleven around 2am on Monday morning. Police said following their initial investigations that it was here where they believe a second man inside the car shot him in the stomach. A 33-year-old Camp Hill man […]
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Australians wait more than a decade to reap cost benefit from an electric vehicle

2 years ago
Australians would need to wait more than a decade to enjoy any cost benefit from driving an electric vehicle instead of a petrol one, new analysis has found, as worldwide growth of low-emissions car sales continues to outstrip those domestically. New modelling on the potential long-term savings has revealed that with an average $40,000 difference in purchase price between the electric and petrol models, an electric purchase would need up to 16 years to provide […]
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