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Breakthrough in fainting syndrome impacting girls and women

Ms Ewing-Crellin has felt lightheaded on standing for as long as she can remember, but she was officially diagnosed at 17 after she fainted while standing at a sports carnival and an overzealous spectator gave her CPR. There is no cure for POTS and up until recently, scientists did not …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, June 9

Today’s Target: 27 words, good; 41 words, very good; 55 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: abaci, acta, actin, action, acton, anabolic, antic, bacon, banc, banco, bloc, botanic, BOTANICAL, cabal, cabin, cant, canto, clan, clint, clot, coal, coat, coati, cobalt, coil, coin, coital, cola, colin, colt, icon, laic, loci, octal, oilcan, taco, …

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Maxed out quest for justice

Triptych comprises three wordless duets for voice and drums, starting with a yearning vocal on Prayer. Uniquely among major jazz singers, Lincoln’s voice had a regal grandeur, whether soaring into her mezzo range or delving into her contralto. Protest arrives as a rage of shrieks against a barrage of drums, …

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Businesses given beefed-up asset write-off in $300m expansion

Millions of Australian businesses have been given until 2021 to buy equipment and make investments under the federal government’s ramped-up tax write-off scheme, in a major extension to one of the first stimulus measures introduced in March. The six-month extension to the expanded instant asset write-off scheme is forecast to …

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Returning holidaymakers at a standstill across Sydney highways

Northbound traffic on the Hume and Pacific Highways was also backed up, with people experiencing delays of up to 40 minutes from Nowra, and 35 minutes from Douglas Park to Mittagong. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said that traffic levels were consistent with holiday period expectations. “There have been no …

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Second safe injecting room is good news

But such anxiety must be weighed against the benefits, and they are considerable. A recent report on the facility in Richmond North, led by Professor Margaret Hamilton, a respected expert in the alcohol and drug field, is candid in its views. In its first 18 months, the centre had nearly …

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Finding a scruff in your neck of the woods

“I’m pleased to advise that John Boddington’s scruff up the back’ (C8) who wasn’t listening has been found in Moss Vale. It was me,” says Greg Oehm. “He was my form master when I was in years 7 and 8. (Hi, Sir!) My wife says I haven’t changed and still …

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As it happened: Morrison government to end childcare relief package as Black Lives Matter protests increase risk of COVID-19 infections, Australian death toll stands at 102

Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced the end of fee-free childcare for Australian families. The childcare relief package will end on July 12, Mr Tehan said, restoring the old model that combines government subsidies and fees from families. He said Australia’s success at containing COVID-19 had sent people back to …

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Buddy embroiled in Aboriginal flag controversy

“The issue is that there is currently no other way to promote or use the flag.” Queensland-based WAM Clothing says it holds the exclusive worldwide licence for the use of the Aboriginal flag on clothing, via a deal with Aboriginal man Harold Thomas, who designed the iconic flag in 1971. …

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It’s B-Day for Bronson Xerri in ASADA steroids case

Under ASADA rules, the player has the right to be in the lab to witness the sample being tested and can expect the results about a week afterwards. Assuming it comes back positive, the case would then go to the independent Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel and Xerri would then have …

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