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The most anticipated video games of 2020

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia Release date: April 16 Cyberpunk, a science fiction sub-genre about dystopian futures and humans with robotic limbs, has a storied history in video games, with games like Deus Ex and Shadowrun. The cyberpunk trend has slowed somewhat in recent years, but Cyberpunk 2077 …

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Scott Morrison, here’s what you should do in 2020 to show leadership

Slogans mask a shallowness of leadership skills and strategic thinking. Neither Donald Trump nor Boris Johnson should be your role model. Remember Malcolm Turnbull failed to deliver the “better government” that he promised on seizing the leadership. The die is already cast on your government and, if you continue as …

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‘It can be more controversial’: Costello warns on constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians

Writing a preamble to the constitution could be more difficult than changing the constitution itself, former treasurer Peter Costello has warned those campaigning for constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians. Mr Costello pushed for Australia to become a republic in the 1999 referendum, which also proposed a preamble recognising Indigenous Australians. …

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Howard government resisted taking 1500 East Timorese ‘at gravest risk’

Professor Clinton Fernandes, a Timor-Leste expert from the University of NSW, said Indonesia had brutalised the country during both its occupation and exit. “The devastation inside Timor was unbelievable,” Professor Fernandes said. “The economy had been reduced to the 1920s.” Australia took in one group of about 1500 Timorese in …

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US troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq

The violence comes as Iran and its allies have faced unprecedented mass protests in recent months and after heavy US sanctions on Iran that have cratered its economy and raised tensions across the region. In Iraq, the protesters have been angered at their own government’s corruption and economic mismanagement, as …

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NSW fires LIVE updates: RFS continues to fight blazes across state after horrific end to 2019

The RFS is asking for visitors from Batemans Bay down to the Victorian border to leave as they don’t have to be in these towns and for prospective holidaymakers to choose alternative arrangements as fire risks increase ahead of the return of extreme heat on Saturday. Emergency services plan to …

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Queensland’s 2019 road toll lowest in 50 years

“You see a good reduction in our trend over the last five years and I think that’s as a result of the better decisions being made by road users,” he said. However, high-range drink driving, drug driving, speeding and motorists not wearing seatbelts were still major issues, in addition to …

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Newly unemployed Queenslanders face 22-week wait for a new job

“Over the year to November, 63,100 jobs were created in Queensland including 34,600 full-time jobs,” a government spokesman said. “Our government has created eight times more Queensland jobs than were created under the LNP. “Under the LNP the unemployment rate in Queensland was higher – peaking at 6.7 per cent …

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The Pacific Motorway roadworks you need to know about

That is an additional 20,000 vehicles since a February 2019 Infrastructure Australia report said an average of 150,000 vehicles per day use the Brisbane to Gold Coast link. According to Infrastructure Australia, the vehicle growth recently began to exceed the design specifications for the Pacific Motorway. “By 2036, congestion impacts …

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Peachies chases a dream result for veteran trainer

On one of the most picturesque and progressive country tracks in NSW, Taree’s faithful will be hoping the new year brings a change of fortune for a popular home-town mare still trying to break through heading into her 19th start. Four-year-old Peachies Dream, trained by wily Bob Milligan and with …

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