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The ugly truth behind our rigged housing system – politicians live in fear of owners

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So far this year, three of my friends have celebrated buying their first flats in their early 40s, after a decade of saving for a deposit out of the leftovers from extortionate rent, while watching house prices contin...

Tesla cars on autopilot have stopped on highways without cause, owners report

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More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to US safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason. The National High...

Angry suppliers to Missguided weigh up legal action against ‘reckless’ owners

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Suppliers to the collapsed fast fashion brand Missguided have filed an official complaint to the Insolvency Service and are considering legal action over what campaigners say was “a reckless approach” by the company’s...

Sydney Harbour’s Me-mel Island returning to Aboriginal owners as NSW commits $43m for revamp

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A Sydney Harbour island is returning to Aboriginal hands with the New South Wales government committing $43m to its clean-up and repair. The transfer of Me-mel, or Goat Island, to its traditional owners is a “personal...

Absentee owners buying up Scottish estates in secret sales

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A majority of Highland estates that changed hands last year were sold in secret, and nearly half went to absentee owners rushing to buy rural land for environmental reasons, a report has revealed. The Scottish Land Co...

NT traditional owners launch international legal action over Barossa gas project

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Traditional owners in the Northern Territory have launched an international legal bid to block the $4.7bn Barossa offshore gas project in the Timor Sea, saying the development will threaten marine life. Tiwi Islander ...

Who’s profiting from the cost of living crisis? Right now, it’s big business owners

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The UK’s cost of living crisis seems to escalate almost by the day. According to experts, we are facing the biggest fall in living standards since the 1970s. Announcing a phase-out of Russian oil imports, Boris Johnso...

Ammunition company owner’s run for state education board sparks outcry

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The owner of a US company that has sold ammunition online to numerous mass shooters has prompted outcry as he pursues a permanent position on Tennessee’s education board. Jordan Mollenhour, who was backed by the state...

Foreign owners of UK properties to be identified in new register

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Oligarchs and kleptocrats will no longer be able to hide their ownership of property through companies based in overseas territories, the business secretary said on Monday, but refused to give a date for when the chan...

Purdue Pharma owners willing to pay up to $6bn to settle opioid suits

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Members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, are willing to kick in more money – up to $6bn in total – to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids as the compan...

‘The good fight’: Roebuck Plains Station and its return to Indigenous owners – photo essay

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The Yawuru people of the west Kimberley have a philosophy of “mabu liyan”. Literally translated as “good/strong spirit”, it is a way of living well, with all the things that give meaning to their lives – country, peop...

Why the Facebook owner’s shares are in freefall

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Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire felt the full force of investors’ concerns about its growth prospects on Wednesday, as the revelation of Facebook’s first-ever drop in daily users helped trigger a share price rou...

There’s a new tax rule for US small business owners. What to make of it?

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A new tax rule will impact millions of small businesses in 2022. You can thank one small change buried in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Let’s suppose you’re a small business owner or freelancer, and you get pa...

Can I give you a call bark? DogPhone lets pets ring their owners

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Whether it is a silent stare or simply a rousing bark, dogs have found myriad ways to communicate with humans. Now researchers have created a hi-tech option for canines left home alone: a ball that allows them to call...

Cats track their owners’ movements, research finds

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If you’ve ever pondered whether your pet cat gives a whiskers about your whereabouts, research may have an answer: cats appear to track their owners as they move about the house and are surprised if they turn up somew...

Queensland police refuse to remove traditional owners occupying Adani’s coalmine site

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Queensland police have told a group of First Nations people occupying the site of Adani’s Carmichael coalmine for the past five weeks that they have no intention of removing them from the area “at this time”. The grou...

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