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Freo trio to face the music after Perth house party footage emerges

WA Health Minister Roger Cook said AFL players were not immune from government restrictions just because they were professional athletes. “This [incident] underpins the importance that this is a community effort. If people flout the rules and regulations, if they don’t observe good social distancing, good personal hygiene, we will …

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Iconic brawler hits the streets again after 26 years

The hand drawn and high resolution comic-style art is a massive departure but looks incredible, with technical tricks including water reflections taking the presentation to the next level just like parallax scrolling and other pixel techniques did back in the day. Light sources from neon signs to stained glass windows …

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Google races to replace Zoom as live video app of choice

The Meet service has, until now, been offered as part of the company’s G-Suite services that businesses and schools pay for. However, Google has now started rolling it out gradually to everyone with a personal or business Google account. “We really see a need for something which is very secure, …

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The last time Parliament sat here, the chamber was wrapped in a tent

A monitor will be installed above the Speaker’s chair so he can watch over the few lawmakers who will attend Parliament in person. Mr Pitt will also be able to mute people’s microphones remotely. Those present will be separated from one another by 1.5 metres and giant screens will display …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVID-19 cases in the US surpass 1 million, University of Queensland vaccine shows promise as Australian death toll stands at 90

“We need to remain vigilant and stay at home wherever possible to protect each other.” That was the message from dumped Queensland opposition frontbencher Trevor Watts days before he was fined for attending an alleged street party with off-duty police officers. The Liberal National Party MP resigned from his role …

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Firefighters pay tribute to killed officers, funerals begin on Thursday

Ms Taylor’s funeral will be held on Thursday, at the Police Academy in Glen Waverley. Only 10 people will be permitted at the service due to coronavirus restrictions, but other family, friends and colleagues can watch a livestream. One minute silence for all police officers across the state will be …

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Virgin administrators set to keep quiet on airline’s suitors

Virgin Australia’s administrators are not expected to reveal details of the 10 potential suitors for the collapsed airline at Thursday’s meeting of creditors, as a challenge from a rival insolvency group on behalf of employees or bondholders looks increasingly unlikely. Virgin’s directors appointed administrators from Deloitte to the group early …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: National death toll hits 90; Yarraville childcare centre closes; Sunshine hospital workers sent home

A Queensland politician who said he was only catching up with neighbours and didn’t realise he was breaching restrictions was at a street party with off-duty officers, the state’s police commissioner says. Liberal National Party MP Trevor Watts resigned from his position as the opposition spokesman for corrective services and …

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Queensland reaps $1.3 million in fines from texting drivers

The new rules doubled the penalty from $400 to $1000 and drivers caught twice risk losing their licence and face double demerit points. Loading New snooping cameras, designed to detect phone use on the roads, were set to be rolled out by the middle of the year but that has …

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