'People don't need speeds Labor promised': Pyne defends Coalition NBN plan

'People don't need speeds Labor promised': Pyne defends Coalition NBN plan

Posted May 24, 2016 00:22:32 Video: “People didn’t need the speeds Labor was promising”: Pyne and Albanese face off over NBN (ABC News) Australians do not need the super-fast internet speeds promised when Labor wanted to roll out the National Broadband Network, Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne says. Key points: Christopher Pyne defends Coalition’s roll out of NBN Anthony Albanese says network is about economy, not watching movies Pyne accuses media of beating up on Immigration Minister over refugee comments Labor headed into the 2013 election promising its NBN would deliver…

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AXA becomes first major insurer to cut tobacco ties (AFP)

AXA becomes first major insurer to cut tobacco ties (AFP)

AFPon May 23, 2016, 11:15 pm Paris (AFP) – The AXA group Monday became the first global insurer to cut ties with the tobacco industry, saying it would sell about 1.8 billion euros ($2.0 billion) worth of investments in the sector, to cheers from anti-smoking campaigners. “This decision has a cost for us, but the case for divestment is clear: the human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic cost is huge,” said Thomas Buberl, deputy chief executive of the French giant. The group took the decision “as a responsible…

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New Blues Reynolds and Frizell get life-changing phone calls

New Blues Reynolds and Frizell get life-changing phone calls

by Frank Ienco Posted May 23, 2016 19:03:12 Photo: Blues coach Laurie Daley has named five debutants in his NSW squad. (Getty Images: Matt King) It’s the phone call that changes every rugby league player’s life – only the timing isn’t always ideal. Adam Reynolds was trying to quieten down his kids while speaking to coach Laurie Daley, while Tyson Frizell had an anxious wait for his late night call. Though none of the five New South Wales debutants will forget the moment they heard they would become a State…

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Google's Project Ara: build your dream phone

Google's Project Ara: build your dream phone

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video Review: LG G5 smartphone Technology reporter Hannah Francis looks at all that’s good and bad about LG’s latest smartphone. PT4M25S620349 While pundits have been busy yawning at Apple’s latest iPhones, Android device manufacturers are quietly staging a smartphone revolution. Google, LG and Motorola are taking a punt away from the closed systems popularised by Apple, emphasising customisation instead with experimental, modular designs. It will be thin. It will be light. It will be beautiful.  Blaise Bertrand, creative head of Advanced Technology and Projects, Google…

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