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As it happened: Josh Frydenberg spruiks HomeBuilder program as Australia falls into recession; global COVID-19 cases surpass 6.4 million as Australian death toll stands at 102

The Kimberley, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and parts of the East Pilbara will reopen on Friday after the federal government lifted the Commonwealth biosecurity restrictions. Access to remote communities will remain restricted to continue to protect them from COVID-19. It comes after the WA government lifted regional travel restrictions to all …

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Does anyone really want to have 20/20 vision anymore?

“Being due for an eye test, I’m wondering if 20/20 vision is desirable these days,” frets Kath Hollins of Northmead. “I always thought that the .01 per cent of germs (C8) that weren’t killed were taken prisoner,” reports Clive Fricker of Tuross Head. “If it is claimed a product is …

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NRL and clubs $25m apart in funding fracas

The NRL and its clubs are more than $25 million apart in negotiations to strike a financial rescue package aimed at ensuring all 16 survive the coronavirus crisis. The governing body proposed a package of $5.4m per club to get them through from June to October this year, as part …

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CBD Melbourne: Parody tweeting fires up Keating

The account declares that it is an “an attempt at parody” at the end of its bio section, but to be fair, it’s easy to miss. Credit:Illustration: John Shakespeare And, it’s worth noting, many of the insults could plausibly be Keating’s work, given his past form urging the Speaker of …

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Wallabies trio linked to USA move as Rennie pay looms as flash point

A depressed domestic player market seems a certain outcome, but even getting to that point could be a rocky process. The current 60 per cent agreement is valid until the end of September but must be re-negotiated as soon as RA secures a deal with Foxtel on what the broadcaster …

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Protesters’ cause is just, but it is vital they tread a safe path

Many Victorians intend to take to the streets on Saturday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It is a just cause, and one that resonates well beyond the borders of America. But in the time of a pandemic, a mass gathering of protesters does present a unique challenge …

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Former Ferrari Australasia boss tried to talk employee into abortion, court papers say

The woman resigned at the end of her maternity leave and launched a worker’s compensation claim against Ferrari Australasia. In sensational claims, Mr Appleroth alleged in his statement of claim that it was a “notorious fact among the senior officers” at Ferrari that very senior staff “routinely” had “consensual sexual …

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‘I was paying my respects’: Terry Lamb on his NRL biosecurity breach

Canterbury risk being fined after club legend Terry Lamb was captured on camera breaching social-distancing rules by shaking hands with several players, including star playmaker Kieran Foran. Lamb was forced to undergo an urgent COVID-19 test on Thursday night and players ordered not to train again until his results were …

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Winmar documentary set to enter production

A documentary centred on Nicky Winmar and his battles with racism and subsequent life struggles has secured funding and appears set to enter production. The documentary, which has the support of the St Kilda Football Club, funding from VicHealth and other organisations, is intended to be distributed to schools as …

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