Victoria’s transport system to accept ticketing payments from Android devices
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Victoria’s transport system to accept ticketing payments from Android devices

The Victorian government has announced that Android users will be able to use their smartphones to pay for travel on the state’s public transport network before the end of this week. From Thursday morning, passengers will be able…

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NSW Electoral Commission claims it is safe from second SwissVote flaw
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NSW Electoral Commission claims it is safe from second SwissVote flaw

The New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC) has released a statement in response to a group of researchers detailing a second flaw in the electronic voting system it uses, saying it is confident it has not been affected.…

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Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone fail to provide information to consumers with disability
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Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone fail to provide information to consumers with disability

The Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) has given formal warnings to Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone for their failure to provide information to consumers with disability about products and services that may suit their needs. Telcos are required, under…

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Western Australia to hand out innovation grants
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Western Australia to hand out innovation grants

Western Australia wants to boost its innovation capability, offering up grants to startups, emerging businesses, and small to medium-sized enterprises to help them become “investor ready”. The pilot program, X-TEND WA, will see organisations that deliver innovator or…

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Brexit: Theresa May fights for deal and premiership
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Brexit: Theresa May fights for deal and premiership

Theresa May was battling to convince lawmakers within her Conservative Party to back her Brexit withdrawal deal on Sunday amid reports that senior ministers in her Cabinet were planning to force her resignation. May met with senior party…

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Prince Charles lands in Cuba for historic visit
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Prince Charles lands in Cuba for historic visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed in Havana on Sunday, marking the first official trip by a member of the British royal family to Cuba. The historic three-day visit is part of the couple’s…

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Rocket strikes house in central Israel
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Rocket strikes house in central Israel

Seven people were injured in Israel after suspected rockets struck deep inside the country on Monday. The Israeli military said one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, striking a house in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv.…

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‘Where are you from?’ — race and identity in Germany
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‘Where are you from?’ — race and identity in Germany

When people ask Tahir Della where he’s from, he tells them Munich, the city where he was born in 1962. Munich had a big influence on his life and his Bavarian twang is hard to miss. Two years…

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German bike helmet ads labeled stupid and sexist
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German bike helmet ads labeled stupid and sexist

The German Transport Ministry’s provocative marketing campaign to boost the use of helmets while riding bikes has been denounced as sexist by several female politicians. “It is embarrassing, stupid and sexist for the transport minister to be selling his policies…

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Germany: Far-right revelers attack police and reporters at rock festival
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Germany: Far-right revelers attack police and reporters at rock festival

Crowds at a far-right rock concert in eastern Germany threw cups of beer at police and journalists and sprayed them with a fire extinguisher, police said on Sunday. The journalists wanted to report on the event in the…

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