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As the day unfolded: Return to lockdown ‘highly unlikely’ as global COVID-19 cases surpass 5.4 million, Australian death toll stands at 102

Thanks for reading. This is Matt Bungard signing off. We’ll be back tomorrow with more live, free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. This is what you need to know from today: We’ll continue our live coverage of the pandemic overnight and into Tuesday with Latika Bourke. Cinema operators are divided …

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Man charged over alleged hit-run death of former school principal

He will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Ms Locco lost her husband, Frank, in 2017 and left behind three children, one of whom followed in their mother’s footsteps as a schoolteacher. The educator had a long and successful career. She was a mathematics teacher, acting principal at …

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Easing of restrictions could lead to a dry argument

John Walter of Atlanta, Georgia (US), has a question for the beachside brains trust: “The mayor of a coastal town in California has opened the beach, but people can only walk on the ‘wet’ sand. Perhaps my Australian friends can help in telling us how to get over the dry …

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As it happened: Return to lockdown ‘highly unlikely’; just six new cases nationwide

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced mutiny in his party and fury across Britain on Monday for refusing to sack his closest aide Dominic Cummings who is accused of flouting the coronavirus lockdown by driving 400 kilometres from London. Defending one of Britain’s most powerful men, Johnson said at the weekend …

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Timely data crucial for economic recovery

The spending tracker showed those receiving both the coronavirus supplement and the one-off $750 stimulus payment spent 39 per cent more than normal in the second week of May, while those receiving neither payment spent 18 per cent less than normal. These timely interventions underscore the importance of government stimulus …

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Tones and I, Hilltop Hoods dominate songwriting awards

Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I has continued her winning streak, taking out the coveted song of the year gong at the APRA Music Awards with chart-busting hit Dance Monkey. Tones and I, whose real name is Toni Watson, also won the breakthrough songwriter award at the ceremony, which is presented …

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Maguire confirms Folau chat but says talk Tigers switch wide of mark

“It wasn’t about coming here. It was about how he’s travelling. “Any player of that calibre, our job is to look at all the players available. “But at this present moment he’s not available. We also don’t have the money nor the space on our roster. “I chatted to him …

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‘Four times more expensive than AFL’: Betfair, NRL strike 11th hour deal

“We applaud the NRL for the incredible work that has gone on during lockdown to secure the NRL’s future and to bring the season back to its fans at the earliest moment possible,” Betfair Australia chief executive Tim Moore-Barton said. “Unfortunately, their product fee model singles out high volume, low …

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Saturday was Queensland’s coldest ever May day

Meteorologist Rosa Hoff said Lucinda Point, about 100 kilometres north-west of Townsville, had a top of 17.3 degrees on Saturday, which made it the coldest maximum temperature every recorded. The central Queensland coastal city of Bundaberg had a maximum of 13.2 degrees on Saturday, which made it the coldest May …

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