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Sydney keeps warm with a fog blanket

The Harbour Bridge was staying warm under a blanket on Thursday morning, as Sydneysiders woke up to fog across the city. Photographs showed the city covered in the low fog, which was more dense in the western suburbs. Fog over Sydney Harbour on Thursday morning. Credit:Nick Moir The fog is …

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Funeral exemption denied for much-loved Indigenous elder

“At another time, there would be hundreds and hundreds of people there,’’ she said. “It is very important that Shirley gets the respect she deserves. She deserves a big funeral. “There is going to be a football match on Thursday night. There are going to be men running around, jumping …

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Library member debt threat was a systems error, Melbourne council says

As the restrictions of COVID-19 were lifting this week, some of the bibliophile members of the Boroondora Library Service received a shock email from the eastern suburbs library: Their outstanding fines had been sent to a debt collector. The Boroonda City Council blamed its software provider for the systems error, …

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Sweden halts investigation into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

“Stig Engstrom is deceased, and therefore I am not able to start proceedings or even interview him, that is why I decided to discontinue the investigation,” Petersson told reporters. “Since he has died, I cannot indict him.” Hans Melander, head of the investigation, told the news conference that 134 people …

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Did lockdown really trigger an upsurge in family violence?

Before Australian data started coming in, predictions about how the coronavirus would affect family relationships were based on information coming out of China, the likely impact of government policies and previous research. Loading Severely restrictive policies introduced in the regions of China most affected by COVID-19 led to a reported …

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Is the (second) honeymoon over for Daniel Andrews?

But the controversy over Victoria’s involvement in China’s $1.5 trillion global infrastructure play had been raging for weeks after China’s relations with Australia, and the rest of the world, were thrown into sharp relief by the push for an inquiry into the origins of COVID-19. The whole thing left Victoria, …

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Labor claims export grants program was used to ‘win election’

The analysis of the scheme depends on whether it is judged by the value of the outlay or the number of recipients, with Labor convinced the Coalition electorates gained a bigger share. Of the 17 grants to small and medium businesses in two rounds of the scheme, the government estimates …

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‘Chinese students will not go there’: Beijing education agents warn Australia

“I hope Australia can change its attitude toward China. If a country loves Chinese money but doesn’t like Chinese people, China surely is not willing to do business with it.” Ms Mo, who sends 2000 students to Australia a year, said she would consider “opening up the UK market” unless …

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‘Nothing changes’: Indigenous leader wants action on incarceration rate

“If they had the will they could implement these things.” Professor Calma, who is also the chancellor of the University of Canberra, has taken leave from Reconciliation Australia to help lead the working groups advising the Morrison government on an indigenous voice to Parliament. He called for a target on …

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Tributes flow for family after fatal holiday house fire

The campaign had raised more than $60,000 by Wednesday evening. Nicci’s cousin confirmed The Age had permission to run the family photos and first names. Chuffed has also verified the fund-raiser is legitimate. Michael and Louis are survived by Nicci and two other children.Credit:Chuffed Michael was described in the fund-raising …

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