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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria records 14 deaths, 372 new COVID-19 cases on Friday; NSW still facing ongoing cases; New Zealand cluster grows to 13

Lord Mayor Sally Capp has finally confirmed that Melbourne Fashion Week will not be going ahead as planned in September. “We’re reviewing our plans for the event and looking at other ways to support Melbourne’s fashion, design and retail sector later this year when have more clarity on restrictions,” Cr …

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Apple takes a gamble as it makes loyalty push

Streaming firms such as Disney, Netflix, Apple and Amazon spent more than $US25 billion ($35 billion) between them on new shows last year and are already engaged in a price war which could be turbocharged by the bundle service. Loading Apple – whose programmes include The Morning Show, which stars …

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It’s over: For first time in 23 seasons, Spurs miss NBA play-offs

With San Antonio out, the longest active post-season streak now belongs to the Houston Rockets. They’ll be in the play-offs for the eighth consecutive year starting next week. This is how long the streak, all of it with Gregg Popovich as head coach of the Spurs, went: David Stern wasn’t …

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Keary cleared of internal injuries, released from hospital

Keary’s halves partner Lachlan Lam also came from the field before full-time with an ankle complaint, while there are fears club favourite Mitchell Aubusson, who just last week brought up game No.300 with the Roosters, may have played his last game for the Roosters after injuring his wrist. The Roosters …

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Kathmandu got millions in US funding for struggling small businesses

A spokesperson for Kathmandu told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald the company applied for the loans when it closed its stores globally on April 27 when there was “significant uncertainty over the reopening timeframe”. Loading However, just three days later the company announced it would raise $200 million …

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Government dumps media censorship laws

Ms D’Ath said the legislation was dumped “given the limited time for the parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee to consider the law changes the CCC seeks”. “The CCC bill introduced yesterday in State Parliament is withdrawn,” she confirmed in a statement. The legislation was based on recommendations made by the corruption …

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Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell complains about prison conditions

New York: The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while awaiting trial on charges that she procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse a quarter-century ago, her lawyers said Tuesday. Through the lawyers, …

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WA Governor signs off emergency law to prevent Clive Palmer’s ‘$30b lawsuit’

Premier Mark McGowan said there was “no time to wait” in passing the Iron Ore Processing (Mineralogy Pty Ltd) Agreement Amendment Bill, which was argued in the Upper House for around 10 hours. “Can I thank the Parliament of Western Australia for passing this very, very important legislation,” he said. …

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Protesters won’t block Story Bridge but will still march for refugees

Judge Dalton on Thursday required the protest organisers to post on social media and inform interested parties that the protest would not go ahead. Several organisers and Greens councillor Jonathan Sri – who denied he was an organiser despite being part of other protests – were barred from attending the …

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