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Target and superquiz, Thursday, June 18

Today’s Target: 19 words, good; 29 words, very good; 39 words, excellent. Wednesday’s solution: aimed, aiming, amen, amend, amid, amide, amine, dame, damn, defaming, demain, demi, denim, dime, enigma, fame, famed, famine, game, gamed, gamin, gamine, idem, image, imaged, imagine, imagined, made, madge, magi, MAGNIFIED, maid, maiden, main, mane, mange, …

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Mine approval laws allow ‘systematic erasure’ of Indigenous culture

The comments come amid rising concerns over the destruction of ancient Indigenous artefacts by mining giants. Earlier this month Rio Tinto was criticised for destroying 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Western Australia against the wishes of traditional owners, while there is growing discontent about a Chinese conglomerate China Shenhua Energy’s plans …

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Baseball bats and boa constrictors: Why Maguire is the man the Wests Tigers need

Then there’s the story about “roadkill”. According to his former players, Maguire would identify an opposition forward who needed to be stopped, and then a photo of the player’s head would appear on the walls of the rooms with the word “roadkill” written under it. The forward pack’s job was …

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Certifier of Sydney’s ‘worst’ tower for defects under investigation

Accredited certifier Jason Storer. Fair Trading confirmed that an investigation was under way into the conduct of Mr Storer, the accredited certifier who issued the occupation certificate for the Auburn development. Mr Storer declined to comment on the matter on Wednesday when approached by the Herald. Fair Trading’s building professionals …

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‘Everybody is nicer’: Students given tools to intervene against racism in schools

The trial of the program follows surveys showing that one-third of NSW and Victorian government school students have faced racial discrimination from their peers and one-sixth of students have witnessed racism. Lead researcher Associate Professor Naomi Priest, from the Australian National University, said the next step was to make the …

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It’s high time universities gave students what they’re paying for

The university is determined to keep most classrooms closed for the rest of the year even though the privately run gym on the UTS campus reopened this week, welcoming 100 sweaty students at a time.Apart from a handful of face-to-face classes in subjects where online teaching is too difficult, UTS …

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Take it from one who’s been burnt attempting tax reform: now’s the time to try again

Genuine tax reform requires leadership that is prepared to consistently prosecute the case, and encourage mature debate about the options, gradually specifying and implementing pathways to achieve that reform. Loading This will never be easy. Although the various options have been well analysed in many reviews and reports since the …

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Brisbane Metro costs blow out to $1.2 billion

The Cultural Centre station is now on hold indefinitely as the council moves ahead with upgrading the existing street-level bus station to handle Metro buses as well as normal bus services. “This is a great project and one that will create 2600 jobs,” Cr Schrinner said on Wednesday when handing …

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Brisbane green bridge scrapped as council seeks another location

The council initially surveyed residents last year, but after the first round of consultation showed little interest and two new LNP councillors took over the Pullenvale and Jamboree wards, another round of consultation was launched last month. More than 60 per cent of respondents to the first Bellbowrie-Wacol bridge survey …

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