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China to have sweeping powers over Hong Kong security law

Lam will also have the power to appoint judges to hear cases related to national security, an unprecedented move likely to unnerve some investors, diplomats and business leaders in Hong Kong. Loading Currently senior judges allocate judicial rosters up through Hong Kong’s independent judicial system. “From these initial details, this …

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Government barges ahead with cultural destruction

In 2016, more than 10,000 Sydneysiders signed and presented to the state government a petition to force the creation of a special, cross-party parliamentary inquiry committee to review the plan. That committee gave it a firm thumbs down. The government barged ahead anyway. Not even a pandemic has been able …

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‘It got pretty toxic’: Bayside is bitterly divided over value of heritage homes

“I appreciate some people like it, it might look like it comes out of Hansel and Gretel. The kids across the road at Brighton Grammar refer to it as the witch’s house because it looks like something out of a fairy tale,” Ms Pothitos said. The Esme Johnston House.Credit:Eddie Jim …

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Warning sign: China’s foreign ministry takes control of Gilespie case

Unlike other high-profile cases, government sources confirmed there has been little pressure applied by his family to secure his release since he was arrested in 2013. The Gilespie family asked for privacy when contacted this week. The Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court said on Friday that in future, inquiries about Gilespie’s …

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League was lucky to survive – here is how it can thrive once again

I could write a book on what has been exposed about the NRL over this period of reflection and review. Everything we have been saying about NRL management over the years has been 100 per cent correct. The financial irresponsibility, the constant borrowing from the future to cover up for …

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Au revoir: Beale walks out on Waratahs, won’t play Super Rugby AU

Suspicions were raised when photos emerged of Beale on Friday, around lunch time, at a boat party organised by broadcaster and former Wallabies coach Alan Jones. At the same time, Beale’s Waratahs teammates were working hard on the training paddock in Daceyville, unaware their star fullback had privately agreed to …

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‘Life first and money second’: Rogers eyes role as player agent

“I managed myself for the last eight years of my career and would constantly have players asking me if they were making the right decisions all based on a manager’s advice. ‘‘I don’t want to bag other players agents, it’s not my go, I’ll just be sure to put the …

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Branch-stacking scandals allow taxpayers a good look at the faceless men

One of his colleagues, if not more than one, decided Somyurek had become too powerful and leaked a series of video and audio tapes of him discussing his “industrial-scale” branch stacking, with bonus character assessments of his Labor colleagues, both state and federal. The power of arithmetic is the first …

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The uni mates creating face shields to fight a pandemic

“It was a group of mates, we were literally on a Facebook chat and we said we should do something,” Mr Gordon said. “Two days later, I was speaking with doctors in a hospital and they said they need face shields.” Mr Gordon said the face shield project is called …

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