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Politics is back like rash – and makes us wonder who we can trust

And they say men can’t multitask. I digress. My point is that, like a chronic rash impervious even to prescription-grade Cortisone cream, politics is resuming just in time to remind us how much we disliked it. Illustration: Reg LynchCredit: Most Australians have supported the coronavirus response because it has been …

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Nokia accelerates 5G rollout as users ignore COVID-19 conspiracy talk

Ms Wills, who joined the Finnish technology equipment provider in February, said the company had not been severely impacted by supply chain issues and plans to pursue new commercial opportunities in Australia as it attempts to bolster its local market position. Nokia signed a five-year deal with Vodafone Hutchison Australia …

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How the sport of kings (and the Queen) defied the COVID lockdown

Few normalities have survived the global pandemic in the past eight weeks. Saturday afternoons are bereft of football, brunch with friends is out of the question and even a pleasant Sunday stroll is met with suspicion. But in the same week when the famous Kentucky Derby, first run in 1875, …

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Baby-bump slump pokes hole in Treasury forecasts

Births rose 0.9 per cent to 33,754 in Western Australia, 4.8 per cent to 5,835 in Tasmania, 1.2 per cent to 19,537 in South Australia, and 2.9 per cent to 6,156 in the Australian Capital Territory. While some of the falls were marginal and births rose in the smaller states, …

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Government urged to act on Callan Park revamp plan

“We like to say Callan Park is the undiscovered jewel of Sydney, but it’s certainly been rediscovered by the people,” Mr Greenland said. “Some afternoons and mornings it’s as busy as George Street used to be.” Kirkbride is gated and padlocked after Sydney College of the Arts left the complex.Credit:Dominic …

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‘We stuffed up’: Coal miner admits to submitting wrong emissions data

In February 2019, the NSW Land and Environment Court threw out the proposed Rocky Hill mine near Gloucester in part because of the fuel’s final-use emissions even though the miner planned to export the coal. Last September the Independent Planning Commission rejected the Bylong Coal project for similar reasons. Centennial’s …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVID-19 restrictions eased across Australia as COVIDSafe app source code partially released, nation’s death toll stands at 97

Players’ union boss Clint Newton has moved to distance those resisting the flu shot from the anti-vaxxer movement amid hopes the Queensland government will allow all NRL players to participate when the competition restarts on May 28. Gold Coast duo Bryce Cartwright and Brian Kelly – the only first-grade players …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia’s death toll stands at 97, aide to US vice president tests positive, Premier hints at return to school

MICHAEL DORMAN, ACTOR What I’m watching: I started watching Apple TV. We found this show called Home; it’s basically people that have very creative ideas with their space. The first one we watched is about sustainability; I found that very insightful in terms of what is possible. And we’ve been …

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Grand slam tally must decide ‘greatest’ out of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, says Lendl

Pundits and fans have debated various factors for determining the greatness of a player: number of weeks in the No.1 ranking, overall tally of titles, grand slam count or head-to-head record. “It’s between Novak, Rafa and Roger on who ends up with the most majors and who is considered the …

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‘He started screaming’: Surfer punches shark near Bells Beach and escapes with stitches

The 23-year-old said he’d be back out in the surf.Credit:Graham Blade “I’m not going to just ditch this guy, most people would do the same thing.” Mr Nacass escaped with lacerations to his leg, which required stitches, but is keen to get back out in the water. “I really want …

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