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BITER data reveals WA’s Broome Airport has worst flight delays in Australia

A popular tourist town in WA’s far north has been outed as having the worst airport delays in Australia, according to new data. A monthly report by the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics has revealed that Broome experienced the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals and departures this June, with little over 30 percent …

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Aquaman star Jason Momoa poses as flight attendant, hands out water to surprised Hawaiian Airlines passengers

If acting doesn’t work out for Aquaman actor Jason Momoa, he could pick up a career as a jet-setting flight attendant. Lucky passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight were witnesses to Momoa’s first day on the job as cabin crew as he handed out bottles of his water, called Mananalu, from a trolley. A woman …

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Maltesers sharing packs are now seven chocolates lighter due to inflation

Maltesers are now the latest victims of the curse of shrinkflation. Sharing packs – in the UK at least – are now seven chocolates lighter, in a trend which sees manufacturers reduce sizes while keeping prices the same. The tactic has been used on everything from teabags to toilet rolls. The packs have shrunk from …

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WA pie maker Mrs Mac’s seeking emergency capital boost, new owner amid COVID pains

WA staple Mrs Mac’s could be up for sale, after the company was hit hard by the pandemic. Mrs Mac’s management has been trying to find ways to pay down the company’s debt and grow the business following a tough period, the AFR reported. The company is reportedly seeking an emergency capital boost to pay …

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Bunnings, Kmart hit pause on facial recognition technology amid privacy watchdog probe

Wesfarmers-owned retail chains Bunnings and Kmart have bowed to public pressure and hit pause on using facial recognition technology in their stores amid an investigation by the privacy watchdog. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner confirmed earlier this month that it had opened a probe into the technology, focusing on how retail chains handle …

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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi hit with $ 1.2 bn fine

China has fined ride-hailing giant Didi more than 8 billion yuan ($ 1.2 billion), regulators announced Thursday, concluding a year-long investigation into alleged data security violations. Didi has been one of the highest-profile targets of a widespread crackdown on China’s tech firms, which saw years of runaway growth and the emergence of supersized monopolies. The …

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