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First peanut allergy drug approved by authorities in the US

Allergists have emphasised that the drug will not be appropriate for every family. It is approved for children ages 4 to 17 and requires children to eat increasing doses of peanut protein to gradually desensitise their allergies. That means patients must intentionally expose themselves to the very substance that causes …

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‘They were just walking on the footpath’: Four children killed, one injured in Sydney crash

He will face Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday. Samuel Davidson faces more than 20 offences and will appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday. At the scene of the collision, Mr Abdallah spoke glowingly of his family as dozens of community members came to the destroyed fence on Bennington Road …

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PM given ‘incorrect advice’ causing backflip on $1000 charge for Australians fleeing Wuhan

Mr Frydenberg announced the new position less than an hour after Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton defended the $1000 charge. A journalist asked on Friday why the government was charging $1000 when in previous instances, such as the Arab Spring and unrest in Lebanon, there was no charge. Mr Morrison …

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Non-fiction reviews: The Collector of Leftover Souls and three others

Stop Reading the NewsRolf DobelliSceptre, $27.99 Credit: Let’s face it, most of what calls itself news, especially on television, is the informational equivalent of junk food: royals on the run, Brad and Jen, the Dow Jones lifting – we’re better off without it. So Rolf Dobelli’s manifesto to stop consuming …

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Premier urges Queenslanders to unite behind the Chinese community

“So, please, everybody do the right thing and show respect and treat everybody equally and go about your normal business.” Michael Ma, secretary-general of Queensland Chinese United Council, said Chinese schoolchildren had been harassed and discriminated against. “It is a virus we call the coronavirus, not China virus,” he told …

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‘It’s not making any difference’: Former top cop slams WA’s war on meth

“If we don’t do something different we are going to be faced with the same stats in another five year’s time.” Mr O’Callaghan comments echoed calls from current Police Commissioner Chris Dawson last week to expand diversionary programs, similar to WA’s cannabis intervention sessions. WA Police officers can currently choose …

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Steaks are high in the beef over post-Brexit meat

On one side, farmers in the United Kingdom have spent decades complying with a European Union ban on hormone-produced beef and are worried whether new agreements with Australia and the United States will suddenly and unfairly introduce the product into supermarkets. Loading “To us, it seems a little odd that …

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The Sydney suburbs sending the most students to selective schools

While selective schools have high rates of socio-educational advantage – which means students’ parents are educated, a key factor in schooling success – the figures show that does not necessarily equate to wealth. Many students are from suburbs popular with new migrants, such as Campsie – ninth on the list …

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Work-life balance: everyone wins when parents get it right

But government policies aimed at reducing the cost of childcare are not working. Parents are back to forking out almost as much as they were in July 2018, when the government introduced the Child Care Subsidy, raising questions about who is really benefiting from the $8 billion-a-year taxpayer investment. Childcare …

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A ‘seismic shift’ as community backs new laws to fix online hate

“We’ve reached a tipping point societally,” Ms Inman Grant said. “Technology is becoming integrated into our everyday lives … and people are tired of the negativity, they’re tired of the targeted hate.” The research found one in seven adults had been targeted by online hate speech in the 12 months …

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