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‘Brilliant, generous, loving’: Fellowship created in honour of esteemed professor killed by falling tree

Allison Milner is being remembered as an “incredibly bright” and accomplished professor after she was killed by a falling tree in Princes Park. She was highly regarded for her research into suicide prevention and workplace mental health promotion, and her research looked at the ways workplaces shaped the mental health …

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Three towns to be evacuated in one of state’s biggest ever fire drills

But the communities will not shut down, meaning residents will have the option to participate or carry on with business. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Grainger said the area around Powellton was chosen because of its recent history of severe bushfires, the community’s willingness to engage and the fact it …

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Crims will get ‘second right of appeal’ under planned new laws

“In cases where fresh and compelling evidence of a potential substantial miscarriage of justice exists, it is appropriate that the judiciary rather than politicians consider the appeal, openly and transparently,” Ms Hennessy said. She said the change mirrors reforms already in place in Tasmania and South Australia and will ensure …

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Twitter stands by Trump amid calls to terminate his account

The social media service has been under growing pressure since a whistleblower complaint emerged in September that Trump sought to enlist a foreign power to tarnish a rival for his own political gain. Since then, the House has initiated a formal impeachment inquiry against the president, prompting Trump to tweet …

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Afterpay Touch drops 5.4pc on bearish analyst report

Electronics and furniture retailer Harvey Norman has suffered an $8 million shortfall in its latest capital raising, exceeding predictions of a $4-5 million miss from executive chairman Gerry Harvey. In a statement to the market today, the company announced 95.5 per cent of its entitlement offer was taken up, leaving …

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Kerr and Queen’s Dismissal letters public, not personal: Whitlam biographer

Secret letters between then-governor-general Sir John Kerr and the Queen at the time of the Whitlam Dismissal should be made public because, while the governor-general’s “exercise of the [dismissal] power was personal, and most likely lonely”, it was still an official act, court documents say. The court documents, filed by …

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As it happened: AFL trade period, deadline day

Thanks for joining our live coverage! It’s been a huge effort from Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson, Peter Ryan, Daniel Cherny, Sam McClure and Anthony Colangelo not only in the blog but at theage.com.au/afl, where, coincidentally, you can head now to check out all the wash-up from a crazy final day, …

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LIVE: AFL trade period, deadline day

Just so you know, clubs aren’t allowed to officially lodge a trade (and its paperwork) until 3pm on deadline day. Normally, on every other day of trade period, clubs can trade between 9am-5pm. This ensures there’s late drama on television tonight, it seems.  As of this morning, Sydney have still …

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Gaming regulators move to ban ‘unsuitable’ casino mogul Steve Wynn

Although he denied all accusations against him, the force behind such iconic resorts such as the Mirage and Treasure Island resigned as Wynn Resorts’ CEO in February 2018 and later sold his stake in the company. He stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee and saw business …

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