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Collins Street reopened after hunt for ‘crane climbers’

Police officers on Collins Street on Sunday morning.Credit:Erin Pearson Police briefly shut down a major city street as they investigated reports of two people climbing a crane on Sunday morning. Police and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade attended the scene, however, they were unable to locate the pair. Their investigation into …

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Release of damning emails will hopefully help public tenants

Loading VCAT then agreed to my request to review the department’s decision. At this point I got a lawyer, as did the Department of Health and Human Services. We went to mediation, which stays confidential, and did not resolve the matter. The VCAT hearing was held in January. The decision …

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Lucrative public housing cleaning contracts extended despite fines

Loading The FOI request was initially denied by the Department of Health and Human Services and only released to former Liberal MP Margaret Fitzherbert after a legal challenge. The spotlight fell on this 30-level high-rise estate tower following an unsolved killing there last December. Four years of emails between the …

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The 10 things that worry voters most – and how that’s changed since the last election

“Now there is a real momentum around it,” he said. Loading Anxiety about the environment was most pronounced among those aged under 25 but there has also been a marked rise in the number of older voters ranking environment among their biggest worries. Concern about immigration has also been on …

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‘They won’t listen to us blackfellas’: Push to save ancient sacred trees

A local resident stands at the foot of a claimed Aboriginal birthing tree near Mount Langi Ghiran, in western Victoria. A hollow big enough for an adult to stand inside, with evidence of scarring and burning by human hands, is what has triggered the claims that it is an Aboriginal …

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Why the PM is shutting up about the culture wars in this campaign

Wives are being deployed, occasionally children, and we are told a story about how each leader is, underneath all the politics, the best kind of man: a family man. Morrison cooks curries, Shorten packs school lunches. The huge stretches of time politicians spend away from home go unmentioned. Opposition Leader …

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NSW church restoration grants pip environment and Aboriginal heritage

By 2017-18, that ratio has become about six to one in favour of church and other heritage work. Shifting priorities in community grants have seen the environment and Aboriginal heritage playing second-fiddle to church and other heritage spending. Credit:OEH annual reports As a contrast, during 2009-2011 – the final three …

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Practical magic of TAFE can trump university for career prospects

“My parents pushed me to go to uni because they thought a degree was the best way to get a job. But they can see how happy I am and how successful I’ve been at TAFE. So they have definitely changed their minds.” A federal government review of Australia’s vocational …

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‘One more thing’: Apple fails in legal bid over Swatch trademark

The tech icon would feign the conclusion of a presentation, then say “one more thing” and go on to announce something else. He used the phrase from 1998 to 2011 to unveil products such as the iPod mini, iPod Shuffle, MacBook Pro, Apple TV and FaceTime. His successor, Tim Cook, …

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