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Giant spider crabs: A shameful act of carnage and vandalism

Teresa Dowding, Hoppers Crossing Our greed and disregard for the ocean In the cold waters of Rye, an amazing sight was unfolding. Thousands of giant spider crabs marched into the shallows, forming pyramids on the sand to moult. This behaviour is thought to try and protect them from stingrays patrolling …

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Dusty’s absence not the reason for loss to Hawthorn: Tigers coach Hardwick

Hardwick disagreed with the suggestion that the Tigers’ performances dropped significantly without Martin. “I wouldn’t say that, like we didn’t have the majority of our playing list for the start of last year and you take one of the best, if not the best player in the league out of …

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Brisbane artist speaks out as fifth alleged victim of Anthony Lister

On Thursday, Surry Hills detectives laid 11 charges against Mr Lister. Most of the charges relate to drug supply and possession after police raids at his Darlinghurst home and Marrickville studio where the police allegedly uncovered 1.8 grams of lysergide (LSD), ice, ketamine and a range of prescription medication. Australian …

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Bob Dylan’s new album will stand the test of time

The mood of deep reflection was set in March by Murder Most Foul, the 17-minute ballad that became Dylan’s first Billboard number one in 58 years of recording. “What is the truth, and where did it go?” he wondered in his paper-dry croon. “Ask Oswald and Ruby, they oughta know.” …

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Female CEOs, directors boost company values: report

BCEC principal research fellow Rebecca Cassells said the data found a causal relationship between more senior female employees and better business performance. Loading “When you increase the talent pool [to consider women more] you get more ideas and better decision making as a result,” she said. The research found more …

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NSW warned of $7 billion infrastructure shortfall

Four months later, Roads and Maritime Services reiterated the “almost certain” likelihood of the government failing election commitments in another document and warned of “major” consequences, including risk of death and road injuries and “restricted economic growth”. The September advice, which the Herald revealed last week, also warned the government …

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‘Slap in the face’: Calls to wipe Ben Boyd off NSW map

“They could have named it after any race of person. I think government should set the mood by doing the right thing and change the names. Multicultural society should have a say in what the name should be. Maybe we could have a competition at the high school.” Benjamin Boyd, …

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Lack of reconciliation remains our crowning failure

This discrepancy reveals that Indigenous history and culture has no serious purchase on the national imagination, and no particularly grave place in the reckoning of government. When the ministers give permits to mining companies to destroy these sites, they’re assessing whether the economic benefit outweighs the cost of lost heritage. …

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Brisbane council to reconsider scrapping of kerbside collections

A petition launched by council’s Labor opposition almost immediately after the decision was revealed already had more than 1500 signatures by 3pm on Thursday. In a tweet, the party’s council leader and Deagon ward councillor Jared Cassidy said the council’s “self-serving” advertising cost ratepayers a similar amount each year to …

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‘Unexpected’ events to revive Sydney after dark

“With 1.30am lockouts lifted from the city centre and along Oxford Street, we are looking at what a post-coronavirus night time economy could look like. We have an opportunity to reimagine Sydney at night and put in place new planning controls to realise a more diverse and exciting nightlife,” she …

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