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Virgin Galactic just made it halfway to space

Picture: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic’s pilots are getting closer to a $US250,000 view. This morning, Dave Mackay and Mike “Sooch” Masucci successfully piloted VSS Unity into the “Ignorosphere” – an atmospheric layer beyond the reach of research balloons some 52km above the Earth. Technically, it’s known as the Mesosphere, but is notoriously difficult to reach and study cheaply. This morning’s […]

AMP has downgraded profit as it moves to repair its reputation

Picture: Getty Images AMP has downgraded its first half profit expectations and its cuts fees and starts to repair its reputation. The company will post a provision of $290 million for potential advice remediation. A significant portion of that will be to compensate customers for potential lost earnings. AMP also warned of lower dividends for shareholders. Financial services giant AMP […]

It looks like a new road toll is coming to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Photo: Getty ImagesWorth every dollar… The NSW government released updated designs for the $14 billion Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link. Revenue concerns for any private operators of the two toll road projects, between Rozelle in Sydney’s inner west, and Balgowlah, on the Northern Beaches, are likely to see a northbound toll added to the Harbour Bridge and tunnel to […]

Australian inflation would be next to nothing without the government‘s influence

Australian increased by 2.1% in the year to June, up from 1.9% in the 12 months to March. Over half of that increase came from just three areas — cigarettes, petrol and utility charges. Including other items such as beer, the cost to build new dwellings and medical expenses, it made up the vast majority of the entire increase over […]

Even one of the country‘s top cops thinks access to My Health Record is too easy for police

Carsten Koall/ Getty Images Mark Burgess, the chief executive of the Australian Police Federation, representing 60,000 officers nationwide, says it’s “seemed ­illogical” that stronger protections were not in place to prevent easy access to the federal government’s national online health database My Health Record. The comments, , come amid growing concerns about the privacy protections, which may lead to hundreds […]

We might finally have a date for Fortnite on Android – and it could be exclusive to Samsung

Picture: Getty Images Samsung may have secured the launch coup of the year, with rumours the Galaxy Note 9 might come bundled with the first Android port of the world’s most popular game, Fortnite Battle Royale. Both and are reporting that Fortnite Mobile for Android will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days. In fact, XDA’s source […]

The price of vacant land in Melbourne has jumped by a staggering 40% in a year

Picture: Getty Images The cost of vacant residential land in many parts of Australia is soaring, especially in Melbourne. Lot sales are tumbling. Along with falling home prices, this is starting to have an impact on new residential investment. Land costs make up the vast bulk of housing prices in most instances. While home prices in many of Australia’s capital […]