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A great sit-stand desk for your home office that won’t break the bank

Fully contracted the unit only raises your keyboard and mouse by a couple centimetres off the desk, which was comfortable with my setup while sitting. To convert into a standing configuration, all you need to do is hold two handles — one on either side — and the whole thing …

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Target and superquiz, Friday, May 31

Today’s Target: 15 words good; 22 words very good; 29 words excellent. Yesterday’s solution: abet able abut albeit bail bait bale balti bate beat beau beaut BEAUTIFUL befit belt beta bile bite bleat blue built fable fibula flab flub table tabu tuba tube tubful tubule Yesterday’s Wordwit: Oprah, collect, murder, …

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Australian companies need to take modern slavery seriously

The fact that an estimated 40.3 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery is perhaps easier to fathom than the 15,000 victims that currently live in Australia. This is partly due to the term “modern slavery”. It is an expression that conjures up historical slavery and invokes …

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NSW Labor leadership hopefuls to be grilled by unions

“I have to do what I think is best and I’m pretty comfortable with my decision,” Ms McKay said at the time. Ms McKay declined to comment for this story. It is understood her views are still raising concerns within the union movement, particularly the Electrical Trades Union (ETU). In …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Coffs Harbour on Friday

RACE 2 – 12.35PM: RHEEM SHOWCASE MAIDEN PLATE (1200m) More open affair here, but keen on four-year-old Grafton mare 11. Savanna Jeune which resumes off a long spell without an official trial. Hit the line hard in her last couple at Lismore and Kempsey from off the speed, and drawn …

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‘Another part of the puzzle’: Andrews looks to the science on climate change

Loading Ms Andrews, who trained as a mechanical engineer and has a deep interest in science, has been talking to Antarctic scientists who are researching ice cores, looking at carbon dioxide levels over time. “What it will prove beyond doubt is that human behaviour has impacted [upon the climate]. Because …

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New Agriculture Minister takes hard line on ‘extreme animal activists’

Senator McKenzie, who ranks fifth in the hierarchy of federal Cabinet because of her role as deputy leader of the federal Nationals, said she didn’t really think “about the gender piece”, and said gender was immaterial to doing the job. To see a strong and prosperous regional Australia, then you’ve …

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At school, Nicole’s classmates didn’t talk to her, now she’s an inspiring principal

Children wouldn’t play with her, saying she was “ugly because she had dark skin.” She felt outcast by her teachers who couldn’t understand that she didn’t want to answer questions because she didn’t like to be the centre of attention. “School quickly became a lonely and disconnected place for me,” …

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It’s time to earn our welcome to country: give first peoples a Voice

Morrison has said he will “govern for All Australians”. He has a unique opportunity to define his prime ministership by making the proper and complete recognition of our indigenous heritage his initial, and overarching, priority. Loading He would have to do this against the background of the Turnbull/Shorten response to …

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‘Would I let my family go through this?’: Why psychiatrist left public system

“I could no longer be part of the mentality of feeling under siege, of working with doctors and nurses who felt so too, but couldn’t or wouldn’t accept that mental health issues affect us all,” he said. Dr Cross’ kind smile will be familiar to many Australians. In 2014, the …

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