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Tassal lifts FY revenue, flags prawn plans

Salmon farmer Tassal has lifted full-year profit 2.0 per cent to $58.4 million and unveiled a capital raising that will help accelerate its prawn plans in north Queensland. The company’s shares entered a trading halt on Tuesday after it announced it aims to raise $133 million to support the purchase …

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Omar: Go to Israel to see occupation

Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have sharply criticised Israel for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, said President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were trying to hide ‘the cruel reality of …

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Brave Jason a humble hero

Albany’s Jason Shepherd did not “think much of it” when he rescued seven people from a rip at Nanarup Beach in February 2017. On February 18, he set to the dangerous water three times to save the swimmers. After a brief hug and a thank you, he went on with …

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Sorbent maker Asaleo back in the black

Asaleo Care has reported a return to profit as the tissue and hygiene products manufacturer released its half-year results. Net profit for the six months to June 30 totalled $7.3 million as the company behind the Sorbent and Libra brands bounced back from a $101.5 million loss in the previous …

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Seek triples full-year profit to $180m

Online jobs listing giant Seek says it has more than tripled its full-year profit despite its Australian platform being hit by a “weak” number of ads in the past six months. The company posted a full-year net profit of $180.3m in the year to June 30 compared with $52.2 million …

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Qantas pushes down regional airfares

Australians living in regional and remote towns will be offered discount airfares to capital cities under a plan by Qantas to start in some places immediately. The airline will invest up to $10 million a year in providing flight discounts for residents in 16 towns across Queensland, Northern Territory and …

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Upper house to debate NSW abortion bill

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has taken a veiled swipe at federal Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce over his involvement in the state’s abortion debate. Some NSW residents have received robocalls from Mr Joyce urging them to oppose a bill to decriminalise abortion ahead of debate in the state’s upper house on …

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