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Why Australia’s conservatives are finding friends in Hungary

In his speech, former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer railed against migrants who “set up separate ghettos”.Credit:AP But “these people are not looking just for protection, these people are looking to migrate”, Downer said. “And they are looking to migrate to the country they want to go to. They get …

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Alexander Downer said migrants in Australia were setting up ‘Bantustan-style ghettos’

“I don’t really agree with the liberal left who argue that in Australia we should change the culture of our country to accommodate migrants. I think, on the other hand, migrants who wish to come to our country should endeavour to try to integrate into our community, not set up …

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Bronx Zoo elephant Happy gets court win ahead of her biggest trial

In October last year, the NhRP filed a habeas corpus petition on Happy’s behalf in the New York Supreme Court, Orleans County, seeking recognition of her personhood and right to liberty and her release to an accredited sanctuary. This was the first such hearing on behalf of an elephant in …

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Second-hand clothing to overtake fast fashion

Business analyst IBISWorld estimates fast fashion was worth $2.1 billion in Australia in 2018. The sector is marked by cheap, often lower-quality clothing produced in as little as two weeks in response to trends for brands including H&M, Zara, Cotton On, Valleygirl, GAP and Topshop. In September, global fast-fashion label …

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‘Extraordinarily hard’: Sharp rise in parents of young children working full-time

It’s a juggling act Elle Green and Brent Winstone from Marrickville, parents to Louis, 3, know well. Ms Green, 42, works full time in marketing, while Mr Winstone, 40, works full time as a commercial photographer. “It’s extraordinarily hard,” Ms Green said. “There is a lot of diary management trying …

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The suburbs set for population explosions over the next 20 years

The growth projections have sparked major concerns by planning experts on whether the areas have infrastructure needed to cope with the population boom. Many of the areas expected to experience the greatest population growth are on Melbourne’s expanding suburban fringes. In Melbourne’s west, Melton South, Tarneit, Werribee West, Werribee South, …

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Secret dentist incentives drive growth in teeth straighteners

They are significantly cheaper because of the minimal clinical oversight. Traditional braces prescribed by a registered orthodontist can cost as much as $9000, including follow-up appointments. Invisalign aligners, which are also prescribed by a registered orthodontist and include follow-up appointments, cost about $6500 on average, compared with the direct-to-customer market …

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Massive wage underpayments at major recycler a ‘national disgrace’

“I got chest pain on the left side, blood noses and blood in the mouth,” said former Polytrade worker Vimalsan Thalaisingham. He said he could taste the blood in his mouth while working. He also said the recycling centre was filthy, stank and there were many rats. “It smells really …

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‘Worpedo’ torpedoes to surprise Peter Crimmins Medal win

Hawthorn midfielder James Worpel has become the youngest player since football legend Leigh Matthews in 1971 to win Hawthorn’s best and fairest, saluting in just his second season with the club. The 20-year-old had an outstanding season wearing the No.5 jumper, made famous by the revered Peter Crimmins whose name …

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