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PlayStation 5 consoles unveiled, including a disc-free version

Rival Microsoft has previously revealed the Xbox Series X, also releasing later this year, but while the two systems are built with similar parts the companies appear to have differing philosophical approaches. Microsoft has highlighted its machine’s raw power and the PC-like ability for players to move their libraries forwards …

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Indigenous injustice: endless caution leads to permanent inaction

The long and dismal history of black deaths in custody – 434 over the past three decades – is a product of the inaction on Indigenous incarceration. Yet there is nothing new about setting a target to reduce the problem. Loading Reconciliation Australia called in 2016 for governments to act …

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‘Chockers’: Couple go one year without putting the bin out

“It sets an example for the rest of us,” said its head of circular economy programs, Ryan Collins. Ms Arnott is wary of being seen as “a crazy bin lady,” but said “most people think it’s great and want to know how and why”. The couple mark the date of …

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‘You grow a thick skin very early’: Meyne Wyatt on his Q&A monologue

“Silence is violence; complacency is complicity,” Wyatt said. The monologue quickly attracted widespread praise with high-profile figures including businesswoman Lucy Turnbull, television presenter Julia Zemiro, former footballer Craig Foster and former Victorian politician Rob Hulls sharing the video and urging others to watch, listen and share. “People could see it …

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Chinese students see political motive in Beijing’s call to stay away

Now she has warmer feelings about Australians but thinks they are still worlds apart in some ways. “Personally I think they’re really friendly, though, to be honest, I think they are quite different,” she said. “It’s like we have different logic.” China’s Ministry of Education this week cautioned Chinese citizens …

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Collingwood coach wants to speak to ex-player Lumumba over racism claims

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.Credit:Getty Images AsiaPac “I speak for the club generally but I have to speak for myself (on this). I am not comfortable with the fact Harry, sorry Héritier, feels like he has been belittled and diminished in our environment. “I have not spoken to H since 2014 …

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AFL to review coronavirus protocols after round two

Loading The timing of when rules might be eased – if they are in fact relaxed – remains unclear as the AFL needs to consult with at least five state governments and have been consistent in ensuring that each club adhere to the requirements of the state with the most …

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We need to avoid our own ‘obsession with university’

In frustration, I occasionally asked why they were there. The most common response was, “I got in so I thought I may as well go”, closely followed by “dunno”. This happened as “graduate outcomes” were increasingly seen as a key measures of the university’s success. In October last year, graduate …

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Call to topple monuments is an opportunity for debate

The Prime Minister invites us to see Cook still as a hero, cast in the same image as that statue over a century ago. But history should be wary of heroes. What our country needs now is a courage of our own, a willingness to grabble with and move beyond …

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Lockdown turns to deadlock as Pies, Tigers draw

Chris Mayne marks the ball over jack Higgins. Credit:AAP It was a game decided by moments; Tom Lynch’s three second-quarter goals, Jack Riewoldt’s shot for goal inexplicably allowed to be marked on the goal line, the Tom Phillips post and kick out on the full, Jordan De Goey’s sprayed shots, …

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