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Opinion: Think shopping centres are dying? Think again

 Back in August 1998, Time ran a story about the growth of online shopping under the headline Kiss your mall goodbye. Since then, like a radio station that runs golden oldies, a legion of industry critics has periodically rolled out this same shopping centre apocalypse theme. The pandemic even prompted one writer, Jason Murphy, to ask in a column for news.com.au recently if it was “the beginning of the end” for Westfield. Oh hell, here we go again. Luckily, serious analysts have been bu