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Government claims dozens of asylum seekers who could come to Australia have ‘significant red flags’

After a week in which the government has argued the law could restart the people smuggling trade, Mr Porter is prosecuting another line of attack: that the legislation does not give enough consideration to the character of refugees seeking medical assessment in Australia. “We don’t have every single criminal record …

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Massage business on mission to make wellness more accessible to people

Some of Dumduz’s main responsibilities include recruitment, investor relationships, team management and tech development. Massage practitioners in Australia are eclectic. Some provide therapeutic massage and some provide remedial. Some are Eastern-based and others Western. Massage therapists work with pregnant clients, sports people and end-of-life patients. Clients see them for various …

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Top 10 best-selling fantasy books

TOP 10SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY #1FIRE AND BLOODGeorge R. R. MartinHarperCollins $45 #2VENGEANCE ROADChristine FeehanHachette $19.99 #3KING OF ASHESRaymond E. FeistHarperCollins $32.99 #4SKYWARDBrandon SandersonHachette $29.99 #5THE NAME OF THE WINDPatrick RothfussHachette $19.99 #6FAHRENHEIT 451Ray BradburyHarperCollins $18.99 #7NIGHTFLYERSGeorge R. R. MartinHarperCollins $16.99 #8THE WISE MAN’S FEARPatrick RothfussHachette $19.99 #9A GAME OF …

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Giveaways: win tickets to Jersey Boys, movie Vox Lux and a classical concert

JERSEY BOYS We have five doubles (worth $1200 in total) to catch the internationally acclaimed hit musical Jersey Boys at the Regent Theatre on Wednesday, February 27. The true-life story of four guys from the wrong side of the tracks, and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the …

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A casual swim turns into a body-snatching mission

She lay on her back on the sand under two metres of water, her long blonde hair moving gently in the current. Blank dark eyes stared up at me. She wore no clothes. No bathing-suit. Nothing. A man’s body had been found face-down in the sea a bit further south …

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TechKnow: Putting subscription music services to the test

Linking your smart speakers to a subscription music services ensures you always have a vast library of music at your beck and call. The beauty of a subscription music service is that you’ve always got the latest music at hand, along with an extensive back catalogue. It’s especially useful if …

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Moments of gender diversity in fashion

Jenny Shimizu: Discovered when she was working as a mechanic, this model dressed “boyishly” in tank top and jeans for Calvin Klein’s CK One ads, alongside Kate Moss. The unisex perfume was deemed “a fragrance for everyone”. Jaden Smith: The actor-singer son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith …

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Timeshare owners upset by ‘devalued’ resale rights

“Or it might be divorce, separation, illness or financial difficulties. Previously we were able to guarantee they could get the money within two months but it’s going to be so much harder to sell a membership that we can’t really give that guarantee anymore.” Mr Bradford is trying to sell …

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Sex work meets dinosaur farm: Australia’s last ostrich farm

This year, the family business is celebrating three decades of breeding and selling ostrich products: meat, leather, feathers and genetics. A newborn ostrich can survive for five days after hatching on their yoke meaning breeding stock can be shipped around the world. Credit:Justin McManus “The beauty is you can use …

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Melbourne Archbishop enlists LGBTI faithful as church tries to reset

Others viewed it as a positive step, hopeful that it would mark the start of a more inclusive relationship between the Archdiocese and LGBTI Catholics, following longstanding acrimony over same-sex marriage and religious discrimination in schools. “It’s not about opening the door to LGBTI people of faith, because we’re already …

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