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It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"

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Mon, 17 May 2021 19:00:00 +1000
TGA weighs over-the-counter contraceptive pill plan
The medicines regulator is asking for feedback on two plans that would give pharmacists more freedom to supply the pill without a prescription.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 18:05:50 +1000
Crown ‘lied’ to watchdog investigation into China arrests
Victoria’s gambling regulator has told the Crown royal commission that the casino group lied to the watchdog’s investigation into how 19 of its staff were arrested in China in 2016.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 17:07:47 +1000
‘It made them feel like a cow’: Milkdrop redesigns breast pumps
Pain, discomfort, frustration and failure are the mothers of this invention, which has garnered university help and a start-up grant.  
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Mon, 17 May 2021 17:04:08 +1000
Crown breaks silence, giving Star an early lead in ownership race
After a week of pressure from shareholders, Crown’s board has only now shown tentative signs of engaging with a suitor.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 15:49:04 +1000
Suncorp’s new banking boss says speed trumps price in home loan push
Former CBA banker Clive van Horen says Suncorp does not need to be the cheapest offer in the market as the bank accelerates its push into the lucrative mortgage market.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 13:28:55 +1000
Nearmap forced to explain disclosure of US legal battle
Aerial mapping provider Nearmap has been forced by the ASX to explain its disclosure of a legal battle with US rival Eagleview that sent its share price sharply lower this month.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 13:03:35 +1000
China’s not winning its trade war with Australia
China hasn’t been able to hurt the Australian producers of the two big commodities that really matter. If this is a trade war, Australia is winning its first phase quite handsomely.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 11:48:33 +1000
He’s a Dogecoin millionaire. And he’s not selling
In February, when Glauber Contessoto decided to invest his life savings in Dogecoin, his friends had concerns.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 11:47:18 +1000
Nuix to face investor music as shares tumble to record low
Data analytics group Nuix has confirmed that former chairman Tony Castagna still has a consulting role with the company. 
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Mon, 17 May 2021 11:09:32 +1000
Rescue deal for Australian oil refineries saves 1250 jobs
Ampol and Viva Energy reach a deal with the federal government to continue operating refineries in Brisbane and Geelong for at least another six years.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 10:44:43 +1000
Crown rejects Blackstone offer, still considering The Star proposal
Crown Resorts has formally rejected an improved takeover offer from US private equity outfit Blackstone saying it materially undervalues the company.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 08:29:49 +1000
As it happened: ASX trims early lead, CBA and gold miners shine
The ASX 200 started strong on Monday but handed back its early lead, closing just 0.1 per cent higher at 7023.6. US futures were subdued.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 08:22:31 +1000
Bitcoin tumbles after Musk hints Tesla may have dumped its holdings
Elon Musk continued to whipsaw the price of bitcoin, sending it to the lowest since February after implying in a Twitter exchange that Tesla may sell or has sold its cryptocurrency holdings.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 05:31:45 +1000
ASX set to jump; inflation concerns continue to hover
Wall Street investors are looking for clues on the pace of inflation and consumer spending and whether companies can sustain their strong earnings momentum.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 05:00:00 +1000
‘Anaemic at best’: The inside story of how the Macquarie-backed Nuix float went sour
It was heralded as Australia’s next great technology company, but a joint investigation has revealed questions about Nuix’s governance and financial accounts were raised well before its stock market listing last year.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Governments told to drive a harder bargain on transport megaprojects
Taxpayers are forking out too much for big road and rail projects, a new study has found.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Australian grid used the least coal on record last summer as renewables shone
Coal-fired power consumption in Australia hit a record low for the first three months of 2021 as cheaper renewables took hold.
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Mon, 17 May 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Investors tell Crown to move now on takeover interest
Crown Resorts faces growing calls from shareholders to start a formal sale process for the wounded casino giant after becoming the subject of a bidding war. 
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Mon, 17 May 2021 00:00:00 +1000
CSL backs moves to produce next-generation vaccines in Australia
The global biotech giant has made its strongest comments since the start of the pandemic about the role it could play in onshore mRNA production.
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Sun, 16 May 2021 22:00:00 +1000
Linktree the latest tech company to block users for spreading misinformation
The move by Australian tech start-up Linktree signals an increasing willingness of technology companies to police internet content. 
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