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Officials look to ‘untangle’ Queensland nurse’s virus story

But she didn’t tell contact tracers about her overseas trip until this week, after the death of Blackwater man Nathan Turner, 30. “Her story has changed over the time frame,” Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said on Friday. “She gave us one story and then subsequent to that we’ve found …

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‘Our thing’: Storm fans prepare to watch games from home

Loading For the Smiths, supporting the club they love matters most. “We just go along win, lose or draw,” Mrs Smith said. “To have our reserved seats, we are in amongst a whole heap of Storm members. They made us feel so welcome from when we first got them. Blow …

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Premier makes wrong turn on Belt and Road

With China more willing than ever to exert its growing economic might and territorial ambitions, and less willing to countenance criticism, Mr Andrews has given the federal government an unnecessary headache. It would be hard enough treading a fine line between a willingness to support democratic principles of openness and …

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‘A lot of happy people’: Locked-down businesses to reopen from Monday

Restaurants, cafes and pubs serving food will be allowed to reopen for 20 patrons per space. Overnight stays are allowed in private residences. Tourist accommodation can also reopen provided there are no shared facilities. But the state government has also urged Victorians to continue working from home if possible amid …

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Ploughing the field for the AFL: how V’landys sees race

At least on this day, V’landys stands vindicated by events, his forceful handling of high-level government and stakeholders reviving his “second” sport from a COVID-19 coma. Rugby league duly returned on May 28 and the gathering storm this weekend is Melbourne’s NRL team, not the fiscal clouds that threatened the …

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‘We don’t know how good she is’: Fituese takes on next challenge

Fituese leads the BOBS horse of the year standings and another victory at Rosehill on Saturday would just about wrap up that award with a couple of months to spare. Her total of bonuses earned this season would exceed $100,000 with victory. She already has more than $230,000 in prizemoney. …

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ASADA hones focus on Xerri’s family in drugs investigation

According to a source with knowledge of ASADA’s Xerri probe, there is a particular interest in the player’s family. The Herald can reveal the Sharks youngster’s 28-year-old brother Troy was sentenced to an aggregate term of five years imprisonment in 2014 over drugs charges. Troy was initially one of eight …

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Schools still safe despite Keilor Downs College closure: Sutton

Those students, and other students and teachers from Keilor Downs, are now isolating at home. An Education Department spokesman said the Health Department had advised that neither Taylors Lakes Secondary College nor St Albans Secondary College needed to close, and staff and students did not need to take any further …

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Dangerous driver to serve three years in prison after swerving at police car

“In blunt terms, it was truly horrific,” the judge said while sentencing Hutchison to at least three years in jail. Sergeant French has fully recovered from his physical injuries – miraculously limited to a fractured foot and finger, and bruising. But he suffers post-traumatic stress disorder, is hyper-vigilant and is …

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Police union defends use of lethal force in Monash Freeway shooting

Police Accountability Project principal solicitor Gregor Husper said the shooting showed a need for health professionals to be among the first responders. “People with mental illness and their families deserve better outcomes broadly and that means that better care, better services, to prevent these sort of incidents,” Mr Husper said. …

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