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Internet watchdog uses artificial intelligence bot to engage foreign scammers in long-winded email conversations Thousands of online scammers around the globe are being fooled by artificial intelligence bots posing as New Zealanders and created by the country’s internet watchdog to protect it from “phishing” scams. Chatbots that use distinct New Zealand slang such as “aye” […]

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Airservices Australia is now the second federal entity to be sued over the firefighting foam contamination scandal The owners of Brisbane airport are suing the nation’s air services agency over the toxic firefighting foam scandal, opening up a new front of legal action against the federal government. The airport site has been contaminated with chemicals […]

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French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material south of the Ural mountains in September A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident has happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, French nuclear safety institute IRSN has said. The IRSN […]

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Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent breakthrough on Brexit from Theresa May in order to salvage a transition deal from the stalled negotiations in Brussels. The CBI and […]

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NASUWT takes action in pursuit of significant pay rise as SNP government says public sector deals depend on Philip Hammond’s budget measures Teachers in Scottish schools are to strike over pay, increasing pressure on Scottish ministers to offer public sector workers an above-inflation pay rise. The NASUWT said teachers at three secondary schools in Glasgow […]

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Figures show gap in age group is five times greater than six years ago, with some women starting careers worse off than male counterparts The gender pay gap for women in their 20s is growing after years of decline, with some young women being paid less than men from the start of their careers, figures […]

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As the party hone in on three electorates, they say a Greens MP could play a pivotal role in a hung parliament where One Nation has leached away major-party votes In Queensland, whose unicameral state parliament makes it perhaps Australia’s toughest arena for the Greens to win office, the party once had a foothold. The […]

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UN human rights committee says mandatory detention policy is unlawful and Australia cannot ‘pick and choose’ which international laws it follows Australia remains responsible for the people held in its offshore detention regimes on Manus Island and Nauru, and should immediately close the centres and bring refugees and asylum seekers to Australia or another safe […]

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Senior representatives to warn UK leader that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent breakthrough on Brexit from Theresa May in order to salvage a transition deal from the stalled negotiations in Brussels. The CBI and counterparts from […]

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Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent breakthrough on Brexit from Theresa May in order to salvage a transition deal from the stalled negotiations in Brussels. The CBI and […]

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