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When exactly do you lose the provisionals priority?

The rule on this is quite tidily stated at MPEP § 211.05(I)(A) (which I hope will suffice as a legal reference of some nature): [F]or a claim in a later filed nonprovisional application to be ...
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How is "actual filing date" defined?

Date stamps in computers are involved. It is assigned by the USPTO either when the envelope containing a paper application arrives by mail (except in the case of USPS Express Mail) or at the ...
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Filing Date of abandoned patent applications:effective filing date?

As long as there is continuity of applications with overlapping pendency the outcome of the applications doesn't matter.
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Is it possible to file for patents in Australia within 1 year of US patent publication?

I think you are mistaken about basic premise of patent application prosecution timeline. Australia, like any other PCT member countries or Paris Convention member countries, adheres to one year time ...
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Can the applicant add new claims to their application in response to a rejection?

You can add a claim but it has to be supported in the application as filed. This applies also to amending claims. New matter can’t be added after filing. A new claim must be for something already ...
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Is the "Notification Date" the same as the "Mailing Date of [the Office Action]"? ...and relating ambiguities

It does not depend upon when you received it. A few places in the MPEP and Federal register you see something like . . . email notification is delivered a few days later than the mailroom/...
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