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Snow, intense rain and severe winds: Woolly weather to linger for Victoria

“Today, again, is still going to be quite cold and there will be active showers particularly this afternoon,” said Mr Russell. “We have one more cold front moving across Victoria this morning into the afternoon.” Melbourne will see another 5 millimetres of rain today, while regional areas such as South …

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Kids to get kinder for free in term two

Education Minister James Merlino said the funding would ensure the kindergartens remained financially viable and help teachers keep their jobs. “We are making sure Victorian children can still go to kinder and get an early childhood education during this difficult period, without parents worrying about fees – this will save …

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Zoom, video conferencing apps under privacy commissioner’s microscope

On Thursday, inquiries by The New York Times prompted Zoom to begin removing a feature that allowed people to access LinkedIn profile data about other users without their knowledge. Investigating: Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk. In addition to fears about improper encryption, users have raised concerns about …

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Mobile phone location data used to track Australians’ movements during coronavirus crisis

“This information simply shows the total number of subscribers in various areas at points in time,” Mr Lloyd said. “This information can help show trends in population movements immediately before and after the lockdown measures with the aim of assisting in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19.” When asked …

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‘Stolen’ ancestors in Aboriginal land grab

Since that discovery, he has traced his ancestry with the help of Museums Victoria and made connections with family he never knew he had; about 60 other descendants of Charles and Mary Tattambo, apical ancestors of the Ngurai Illum Wurrung clans. He is now representing them – and his own …

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State weighs housing front-line healthcare workers in hotels

Loading Federal Labor has described the living arrangements of many health professionals as “untenable” and written to the federal government expressing its concerns. The association representing doctors also wants healthcare professionals to be able to stay away from their families to allay fears among the medical profession – some of …

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‘Stay home’: Holiday town residents tell Melburnians to stay away

Loading Dr Belot works between Cohuna and the hospital in nearby Kerang and said “our little hospital wouldn’t cope”. “Cohuna’s population nearly doubles over Easter and we definitely discourage people from coming. We don’t have the resources of Melbourne,” she said. Victorian Tourism Minister Martin Pakula said the Andrews government’s …

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Home sweet home: King twins aiming to get bigger and better

The twins would be hard pressed to find a spot in a local park where they weren’t hunted for interviews, autographs and selfies. But, alas, as Max and Ben wandered on to Dendy Park on the bayside – just around the corner from where they grew up – no one …

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50 years on: The Queen at the VFL, the day Sunday footy was born

John Northey is not a romantic type. Premiership player for the Tigers, revered former coach of Melbourne who also had stints at Sydney, Richmond and Brisbane, “Swooper” was a hard man in his hey day. Queen Elizabeth meets Fitzroy players during the first VFL match played on a Sunday, on …

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It’s been a big week in art … with Jim Pavlidis

For a few hours earlier this week, the Twittersphere was abuzz following Tayla Harris’ announcement of her AFLW retirement to “dedicate my time to being a stay-at-home mum for my 2.5 y/o.” Calm was restored when she later added ‘April fools lol, AFLW players already parent and play’. Putting the …

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