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Arcade escapism meets ’80s coming-of-age story in 198X

These games are highly polished and look and sound great, though they do feel somewhat compromised by their ties to the overall narrative; they certainly feel like strange little game islands rather than smaller pieces of a larger whole or fully self-contained experiences. In the case of the brawler the …

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Delicate rescue to save threatened wildlife from bushfire zone

“I think what we’re dealing with here are quite novel circumstances, and in part it’s the size of the fires and the severity of them … We also know the fires have burnt areas that have probably never burnt.” Authorities prepared a list of 34 species that could need evacuating …

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Coronavirus scuttles plans for world’s biggest phone show

Mobile World Congress 2020 has been called off entirely, after several high-profile companies cancelled their plans to attend over fears attendees could catch the coronavirus recently dubbed by the World Health Organisation as Covid-19. Sony, Facebook, Intel and Amazon all decided to withdraw from the event in Barcelona, which was …

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Domestic abuse and the darker side of the smart home

In a respectful and loving relationship these are helpful or fun tools. But in an abusive relationship where a parent or partner is trying to control what you eat, where you go, who you talk to, and how much electricity you’re allowed to use, it is the recipe for a …

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Timber industry to call for new support package following devastating fires

Businesses have also reported difficulties in accessing the bushfire relief programs such as the $75,000 grants for primary producers, an amount also only a fraction of what many are losing each week. Loading Victorian contractors in East Gippsland are also facing a “perfect storm” of crises, following the Andrews government’s …

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Parents in the dark as child predators evolve, online exploitation soars

In one particularly notable case, a Melbourne man created more than 80 female social media profiles and bombarded children until he had duped more than 30 unwitting victims and acquired more than 500,000 items of child abuse material. The man was caught, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years …

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Victorian health department ignored medical guidelines on opioid scripts

Months after the department’s third permit was issued in 2009, the patient – a 33-year-old security guard who had become addicted to prescription medication – overdosed at his Melbourne home. An inquiry by coroner Heather Spooner in 2014 found he had been prescribed oxycodone 22 times in 15 months by …

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Beloved Chinatown restaurant closes as customers stay away over coronavirus fears

Sad day: Co-owner Gabriel Chan outside the closed Shark Fin House. Credit:Eddie Jim Mr Chan said there was a 95 per cent likelihood the restaurant, located at 131 Little Bourke Street, will not reopen. He pleaded with the public to support its sister restaurant, the Shark Fin Inn, which is …

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‘Flawed’: Liberal senator wants religious discrimination bill scrapped

Loading The NSW senator said religious leaders and stakeholders “across the faith spectrum continue to raise serious concerns”. “It is now clear that given the complexities of the issues, a national approach is required to ensure consistency and applicability of legislation across Australia. This would see a consolidation of all …

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