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Roberton steps away from game for the year

“Unfortunately, I need to listen to the professionals and take some more time out of the game. “I still have a great desire to play at the highest level and want to make sure we look at every possibility. “Given the club’s ability to add a player to the list, …

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Facebook, Instagram fully back online after 24 hours of issues

The outage is yet another publicity problem for a company already dealing with privacy issues and regulatory probes. Loading The disruption isn’t likely to hurt advertisers much, since they usually pay for ads per click or impression. But they lose potential customers who might have seen their ads when the …

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Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Thunberg, 16, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that spread far beyond Sweden. On Friday, about 40,000 students in Australia are expected to strike in as many as 55 separate protests as part of the School Strike 4 Climate …

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Captains say: Tigers, Magpies to contest 2019 grand final

Adelaide (15) were a close second, followed by GWS (12), Geelong (seven), Sydney (six) and Essendon (five). Hawthorn and Port Adelaide each got four votes, North Melbourne earned two and perhaps the biggest surprise saw three captains nominate the Brisbane Lions as a 2019 finallist. Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield (four) …

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Government climate plan stalled after Berejiklian took over, documents show

Loading “I agree with the council that there is a need to develop an overarching climate change policy for NSW,” he said. The framework being developed would cover “emissions reduction” and “outline whole-of-government policy direction and principles”,” he said. A second proposal involved a five-year “strategic plan for the NSW …

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‘River debt’ means Barwon-Darling recovery likely to lag rain’s return

“Irrigators can take 300 per cent of their allocation when water is available to make up for past years’ water absence,” it said. Maryanne Slattery, a senior water researcher at The Australia Institute and a former Murray-Darling Basin Authority staffer, said the river was unlikely ever to repay this debt …

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Let the children strike as a lesson to all who live on this planet

Second, education systems around the world have shifted the goals from teaching knowledge to learning skills about how to use knowledge in real-life situations. For example, in 2017 the NSW Department of Education issued an evidence-based review of the key skills for the 21st century. These skills include critical thinking, …

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Pay $30 and breathe easy: Botanic Gardens embraces Forest Therapy

It started in Japan in the 1980s as a mental health salve for stressed-out office workers. The practice boils down to a guide taking the group through gentle movements and sensory responses to nature. Exponents say it lowers the pulse and blood pressure and raises your mood. In a two-hour …

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Melbourne awash with yellow and black as Ricciardo embarks on sea change

Canberra student Chris, 20, and his three mates travelled to Melbourne for the fourth consecutive year to watch what he describes as the “best event in Australia by a mile”. Loading The $1000 round trip is “absolutely worth it” for Chris, who says he happily traded in his old Red …

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