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Does your student’s backup system make the grade?

It sounds like scaremongering, but there’s no shortage of threats waiting to claim that school notebook and its precious contents. Beyond fire, flood, theft and loss, something as simple as a power surge or failed hard drive could destroy a semester’s work in a heartbeat. Occasionally backing up files to …

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One-metre rule: RACV pushes for new laws to keep cyclists safe

Nearly three years on from the horrific crash, Mr Atherton is still recovering. “My knee still hurts all the time, the shoulder still hurts every now and again.” Mr Atherton’s experience is one of many prompting the RACV to push for Victoria to trial laws mandating a minimum passing distance …

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Fears for wildlife as brumbies compete for reduced Kosciuszko grassland

Feral horses in a section of the Kosciuszko National Park, which was severely affected by the recent bushfires.Credit:James Brickwood The recent bushfires had destroyed as much as half of the skinks’ known range and it is likely remaining areas would now endure increased numbers of horses seeking food, Ms Hartley …

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Environment now trumps economy on Australian list of biggest worries

“The environment is now clearly the top issue facing Australia,” Mr Evans said. “The truth is that the tide of Australians’ concerns about environment issues has been slowly rising for the past couple of years.” Unsurprisingly, younger Australians are the most worried, with 48 per cent of Millennials and 45 per …

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Kyrgios ‘100 per cent’ wants to be on Olympic team

Chiller said at the time that Kyrgios’ behaviour on and off court suggested he did not “understand what it means to be an Australian Olympian”. In reply Kyrgios teased Chiller for her 14th-place finish in the modern pentathlon at the Sydney Games in 2000. I feel like I’m playing for …

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Renegades batsman Harper sent to hospital after sickening head knock

“It was quite theatrical. He [Harper] went right over the back of me. He hit the ground pretty hard. I haven’t heard how he is going or anything but I hope he is okay. Obviously, you never want to see that on the field,” Ellis said. “It wasn’t great at …

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Trump tells world leaders at Davos to cheer up about climate change and the economy

“But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial profits of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers. I have them, you have them, we all have them and they want to see us do badly but we …

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The social media pile-on taps into ancient instinct for scapegoating

The scapegoat acts as a proxy for the group’s insecurities, tensions and rivalries. As long as the scapegoat can be painted as “different” and as having done something wrong, then the group can feel justified in its violent activity. The most effective scapegoat is the one who blames him or …

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Queensland provides thousands of measles jabs to stop repeat outbreak

“We would normally only have enough doses to cover the childrens’ vaccination program, and then we’ve had small amounts available for adults,” Dr Young said. “But we know there’s been a problem in the private sector with accessing the vaccine, so that’s why we’ve taken the step of purchasing such …

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All Queensland doctors on lookout for potential coronavirus carriers

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said all doctors in the state had been made aware of the issue and were on the lookout for potential carriers of the disease. “There are a lot of Chinese [people] who do travel between Australia and China, particularly as we head into …

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