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| Facebook is launching Shops, a service that will allow businesses to display and sell products on the social network's platforms, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says. The move to build up e-commerce offerings follows Facebook's launch last year of limited shopping options on photo-sharing app Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp. Company leaders wager...
| Retailers being asked for refunds due to cancellations from COVID-19 are being offered fraud detection technology to spot dodgy claims. Mastercard is offering customers free use of its fraud and dispute resolution service, Ethoca, until July 31. Aussie retailers using the service have received almost 40,000 alerts of possible fraud, amounting to...
| Employers are regularly seeking intimate information about job applicants' sexual orientation, gender identity and ethnicity as they choose candidates for jobs. Evidence has emerged that recruitment agencies and businesses are seeking personal details from job applicants as employers seek to hire a diverse workforce and be seen as equal opportunity employers. A...
| Queensland will spend billions of dollars to revive the state's ailing economy and get people back into work following the coronavirus lockdown. The stimulus package, including $400 million for roads, bridges and footpaths, was announced in Parliament House on Tuesday. Another $50 million for tourism infrastructure and $10 million for international students...
| There are tentative signs children may not spread the novel coronavirus as much as adults, two top epidemiologists say. However they said the bad news was that human immunity may not last that long. As many countries start to return to work after lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, world...
| Restrictions in place because of coronavirus resulted in global emissions declining by 17 per cent in April, a new study reveals. The preliminary analysis was published in Nature Climate Change on Wednesday and is the effort of a global team including researchers from the CSIRO. It found the peak decline of a...
| Any future vaccine and medication for the novel coronavirus must be made available cheaply to the world "as a global priority," World Health Organization members (WHO) agreed on Tuesday in a meeting that was overshadowed by US threats to leave the agency. In an annual meeting that was held online, WHO...
| The majority of metropolitan Adelaide is under quarantine restrictions after two Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks were declared on Tuesday. There are 240 suburbs under the restrictions spanning from the beach in Adelaide's southwest to the eastern foothills and up to the north. More than 100 PIRSA officers are baiting, spraying and releasing...
| Clusters of COVID-19 around a Melbourne meat works and McDonald's outlet shouldn't endanger their customers' health. And the risk of going to a newly opened cafe or restaurant is far more likely to be what's in the air rather than on your plate. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand says there's no...
| Another elderly resident of the Newmarch House nursing home in Sydney has died after becoming infected with COVID-19, taking the national death toll to 100. Operator Anglicare confirmed the 93-year-old woman died on Tuesday morning bringing the NSW tally to 49. Seventeen residents have died from COVID-19 at the western Sydney nursing...

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