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‘This will always be a protest’: New York marks 50 years since Stonewall

Protesters carried anti-Trump and queer liberation signs, chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!” “We march for the liberation of our community so they can live and celebrate their identity. So they can reclaim it. This will always remain a protest, not an advertisement,” Seller said. Marchers like this man say there …

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Verstappen claims Austrian Grand Prix to end Mercedes’ winning streak

Valtteri Bottas finished third for Mercedes with championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton, winner of the previous four races, fifth behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Five-times world champion Hamilton remains well in front in the standings, 31 clear of Finland’s Bottas after nine of 21 races. The victory was the first for a …

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Fake doctors to face jail time under tough new penalties

Italian-born Raffaele di Paolo, 61, who posed as a fake gynaecologist, obstetrician and fertility specialist and peddled false hope to Victorians about their chances of starting a family.Credit:Artemedica The overhaul in the way the criminal justice system deals with dodgy health practitioners was triggered by a number of high-profile and disturbing …

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Sydney set for ‘profound’ shift in spending on mass transit

However, Mr Staples, a former head of Sydney’s metro rail projects, said it did not mean there would not be investments made in motorways because there “will always be a need to balance those two”. His comments last Thursday come several weeks before the first major stage of Sydney’s $16.8 …

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The debate facing opera: ‘how can we dare to applaud the killing of a woman?’

This is far from being a new debate and there have been attempts to “fix” the problem. A controversial Italian production of Carmen early last year was rewritten so Carmen shot Don Jose dead in the final moments. “When our society is having to confront the murder of women, how …

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Target and superquiz, Monday, July 1

Today’s Target: 12 words, good; 18 words, very good; 24 words, excellent. Saturday’s Target: ahoy dhoti doth hadron hair hairdo hairy hand handy hard hardy hart hind hint hiya hoar hoard hoary horn​ horny hydra hydrant HYDRATION hydro hyoid north oath rhino tanh than thin third thorn thorny thyroid

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Iron ore surge boosting budget and exports but hangover coming

Almost all of that is due to the iron ore sector, which is expected to deliver $79 billion in exports. Three months ago the department was expecting iron ore to bring in $65 billion in 2019-20. All of it is due to higher prices, caused by disruption in Brazil’s supplies, …

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Freedom of speech: There is a jaw-dropping double standard here

I’d like to see a Venn diagram of those outraged about Israel Folau’s treatment and those who support banning Muslim immigration, burqas and halal certification. These people are motivated by a desire for Christian supremacy rather than concern about freedom of speech or religion. They want unbridled freedom for Christian …

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