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Scott Morrison announces cabinet reshuffle after Bridget McKenzie scandal

But the water portfolio will be transferred from Mr Littleproud to Mr Pitt, keeping it in the hands of a Queenslander at a time of intense political dispute over the needs of irrigators during a drought, while environmentalists insist water needs to be returned to the river. Nationals MP Keith …

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‘Like terrorists’: Malcolm Turnbull assails Liberal climate deniers

Loading “This has branded us in a way that we would never ever imagine could happen,” Mrs Turnbull, who is also chair of the Greater Sydney Commission, said. “We are seen as very behind….as a leader in a negative sense. That should really embarrass so many Australians.” Mr Turnbull, who …

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Artist forces Google Maps traffic jam with 99 phones in a wagon

Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze have done their share of shaping society since coming to smartphones in the early 2000s. In trying to help drivers get around faster, they’ve transformed once-quiet residential streets into bustling cut-through routes. They also may have made overall traffic worse, burdening some routes with …

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Sharp jump in electric vehicle sales underscores ‘untapped potential’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new policy brings forward the previous ban date from 2040, and he said a block on selling new petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars would come even earlier if possible. Australia trails the world in the take-up of electric vehicles, with the plug-in market about 0.6 …

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Greens want coal levy to fund more paid firefighters

On Wednesday, a union-organised emergency services summit at Parliament House called for more resources for frontline workers. “Governments need to assess their crisis capacity and whether they’re ready to cope with the next fire season – and the many others to follow,” ACTU president Michele O’Neil said. Labor, the Greens …

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Two Aussies on cruise ship have coronavirus, fears for 200 more

Japanese doctors are on board checking every passenger’s temperature, in a bid to contain a potential mass outbreak. Diamond Princess is anchored off Yokohama Port in Japan.Credit:AP It’s believed more than 200 Australian citizens are on the ship, which had a 14-day itinerary around Japan and Hong Kong. Passengers claim …

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Headphone amps: how much would you pay to improve your digital music?

The way it works is you connect it via wire or Bluetooth to your phone, and then plug in your wired headphones. I found it didn’t work consistently plugged into my iPhone 11 Pro Max, but had an easier time keeping it talking to my Samsung Galaxy S10+, which has …

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Suspended Moreton mayor set for committal on two misconduct charges

Suspended Moreton Bay mayor Allan Sutherland will face a committal mention in March on two criminal charges of misconduct in public office. Cr Sutherland did not appear at his case’s first mention at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning, but was represented by his lawyer Glen Cranny. Lawyer Glen Cranny, …

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Australia’s opioid crisis: How pain management got out of control

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Eleven days before she died, Mary Minchev walked into her local medical centre and told her doctor she needed enough painkillers to get through a three-week holiday. Minutes later, she walked out with 168 prescription pills. Among them were some of the …

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Champions League delays could help Victory’s domestic finals push

Victory were originally due to play Beijing at AAMI Park on March 3, following their opening home ACL game against Thai champions Chiangrai United on February 11 and their clash with FC Seoul on February 18 in the South Korean capital. Loading Now the away leg against Beijing is due …

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