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‘Perfect haven’ emerges after 14-year effort to weed Sydney parkland

So far, some 27 species of native birds have returned to the former brickworks site, including scrubwrens, silvereyes, honeyeaters and fantails. Lantana, a nationally recognised invasive weed, was originally brought from central America. Its first recording in Australia was in 1841 at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Many of them found …

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‘A furphy’: Gaping hole found in Murray River pledge, paper finds

Loading The flows are “just not happening … it’s a furphy,” Professor Thom said. “The sand is winning and it will continue to win as sea levels rise [with climate change]”. The debate over the health of the management of the Murray’s mouth and nearby lower lakes has been one …

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Extinction Rebellion goes for digital disruption amid pandemic

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist Larissa Payne, 42, from Bondi said the protests would be less disruptive to ordinary people than last spring when activists blocked roads, bridges and public transport networks in capital cities across the country. “I think it will be effective, it just won’t be as effective purely …

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Why Zoom chats can be as tiring as they are unsatisfying

This is consistent with research on interpreters at the United Nations and at European Union institutions, who reported similar feelings of burn-out, fogginess and alienation when translating proceedings via video feed. Studies on video psychotherapy indicate that therapists and their patients also often feel fatigued, disaffected and uncomfortable. Sheryl Brahnam, …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison aims for full reopening of Australian economy by July, danger of hospitals being overrun has passed

The East Timorese government is facing an unprecedented constitutional challenge, after 19 MPs submitted a petition to the country’s Court of Appeal requesting President Francisco Guterres be investigated for allegedly violating the charter. The MPs, 18 from previous coalition partner CNRT party and one from UDT/FM, are furious Lu Olo …

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‘Party embarrassed, community infuriated’: Nats look to oust Barilaro

“But the actions of the Deputy Premier over the past fortnight have not reflected this. Our members feel let down, our party embarrassed and the community infuriated.” Mr Barilaro declined to comment on Ms Williams’ letter. Mr Barilaro had said he was “seriously considering” contesting the federal byelection for the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison aims for full reopening of Australian economy by July, global COVID-19 cases surpass 4 million as Australian death toll stands at 97

Uh-oh. That’s what Kerry Mould thought when her mother’s aged care home in Macquarie Park called to let her know that a staff member had tested positive to coronavirus. The previous day, NSW Health had informed Dorothy Henderson Lodge that one of its employees, a much-loved care worker of 20 …

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Heavy fine looms for Crows after distancing breach

The warning, which was communicated in a video hook-up to one third of the senior coaches and then passed on to the other 12, came just hours before McLachlan learned that 16 Adelaide footballers trained as a group at a golf course in the Barossa Valley. Loading The prospect of …

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AFL finals fixture to shape Cox Plate start time

While MVRC chief executive Michael Browell told The Age a night Cox Plate was not “high on the agenda”, the prospect has become more realistic in the last four weeks as the club’s planning turns towards making the 100th running a major television event. Loading Should the AFL grand final …

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