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Parkville victim identified as Courtney Herron as murder investigation continues

Detective Inspector Stamper said Ms Herron had struggled in life with drug and mental health issues and described her as a “vulnerable” member of the community who society had failed to protect. “We do have a result from the post-mortem examination that revealed she died as a result of a …

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Morrison rejects tax office plea for GST on packaged foods

The Morrison government has rejected a plea by the Australian Taxation Office to consider extending the GST to cover a wider range of food items – including brioche burger buns – to make the system more coherent. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ruled out any changes to the goods and …

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Leave, lifestyle and loyalty: Employers offer incentives to retain workers

“Many of our employees have told us that they want more flexibility to focus on what’s important outside work, and one way we’re giving them that is to provide more paid time off,” she says. Energy company Origin has increased paid parental leave to 20 weeks for primary carers, and …

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Would you eat lab-created fish? This startup is carving new path in ‘alt-meat’ industry

The startup’s experimental food is a far cry from the plant-based meat products that keep popping up in headlines and are designed to look like something they’re not. BlueNalu’s “alternative seafood” will be made of real fish cells – they’re just grown outside the fish’s body. “The only difference from …

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Why environmentalists don’t talk much about population

Having 7 billion human beings on the planet, living as we do, is straining the planet’s natural resources. The destruction of the natural world from human activity presents an “ominous picture”, as the UN put it. And the global population is expected to keep growing for most of this century. …

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‘Low-hanging fruit have gone’: Big dry could trigger desal expansion

Water experts such as Stuart Khan at the University of NSW say the common public response is, “why aren’t we already on restrictions?” Minister Pavey would likely “get more praise than criticism” for tightening water use rules given the ongoing drought, Professor Khan said. Households were docked about $90 a …

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Home borrowers set to receive $100,000 lending boost

Combined with the defeat of Labor’s negative gearing reforms and the Morrison government’s new scheme to help first-time buyers, analysts have begun tipping an end to property price falls across Sydney and Melbourne. “Combined, we think these events will lift sentiment – especially in the housing market,” ANZ economists David …

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Cars on demand to replace vehicle ownership for a new generation of drivers

Maven is the small tech start-up growing out of Holden.Credit: Authorised drivers can rent a new car hourly, daily or weekly – and swap different types of vehicles to suit specific needs. “One of the key benefits of Maven is its capacity to help broaden the appeal of driving for …

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I could get used to this pomp and ceremony

And with a piercing yell, he announces my presence. Nick Miller attends the Lord Mayor of London’s 2019 Easter Banquet in style. “MISTER NICK MILLER!” And in my smartest (hired) white tie and tails, I step forward. This, I decide, is how I want to enter all rooms from now …

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Bulldogs make a stand for African community of the west

Once a week for 15 weeks 10 Bulldogs players, known as “mentors”, and the students came together at the Whitten Oval or Melton Secondary College. They did leadership and teamwork activities, spoke about hardships in their lives, learnt about building confidence and about being proud about who you were and …

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