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‘Nowhere to hide’: South Pole warms up with climate change a factor

Loading For Antarctica, the recent accelerated warming is estimated to be about two-thirds the result of natural variability with the role of rising greenhouse gases contributing about one-third, said Kyle Clem, a post-doctoral research fellow at New Zealand’s Victoria University. The rapid warming “lies within the upper bounds of natural …

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Take action against the social-distance scofflaws

Doris LeRoy, Altona Huddling together hardly wise I am unsurprised at the increase of the coronavirus in young adults. The park near the Brighton library is popular with young mums as it offers a safe playing environment for the toddlers. But one afternoon last week the group of young mums …

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Some of our brightest still slipping under the radar

The inequity and ineffectiveness of such testing has even seen the NSW government updateits outdated testing methods for selective schools in 2020. However, such practices arestill widespread within schools. This leads to many of our brightest slipping under theradar, becoming disengaged in their learning and often drastically underachieving,negatively impacting their …

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‘Pick up the phone’: How small businesses can make big energy savings

Loading “This finding shows how important it is to pick up the phone and talk to your energy retailer about their best offer,” Dr Hamill said. “Small businesses could be experiencing bill stress during this challenging period and these potential savings could provide some welcome relief.” Award-winning chef Peter Gunn, …

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The Morrison government doesn’t want to talk about Trump and the shocking Russian bounty story

Australia was not mentioned in the reporting but still has hundreds of military personnel in Afghanistan as trainers of the Afghan army. Forty-one Australian forces have been killed and 261 wounded in the theatre since 2001. According to the NYT, the US officials reported this discovery to their superiors in …

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‘Athletes shouldn’t be silenced’: Peris joins call for Olympic protest ban to go

US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, with Australia’s Peter Norman, in their famous pose at the 1968 Games in Mexico. Credit:AP Peris, a member of that committee, is adamant “athletes shouldn’t be made to be silent”. “We’re not just jumping on the American bandwagon. We as Aboriginal people still …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, June 30

Today’s Target: 21 words, good; 31 words, very good; 42 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: ceorl, cicero, cider, circle, circled, cleric, clod, code, coil, coiled, cold, colder, cole, colic, cooed, cool, cooled, cooler, coolie, cord, core, cored, credo, cried, CROCODILE, deco, decor, dice, dicer, docile, iced, lice, loci, loco, locoed, oleic, …

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Poker machines used to launder cash and avoid tax

Proceeds from pokies gambling, at any stage, can be turned into an electronic funds transfer or a cheque for a bank account, which doesn’t need to be reported to the tax department. “There’s no point for a pub or club deciding to look at pokie money laundering if law enforcement, …

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From the Archives, 1965: The day sergeant majors smiled on the new recruits

They spent most of yesterday at the depot. They had dental and medical check-ups, filled in forms, received travel documents and listened to lectures on Service life. In between they stood about and talked of their next two years, inspected a display of artillery and war vehicles and made friends …

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Growth in money for private school students outstrips public schools

The average student at a NSW public school had $14,979 spent on their education, compared with $15,480 per Catholic school student and $24,213 per independent school student. Report author Trevor Cobbold, a former Productivity Commission economist and Save Our Schools convener, said the disparity was due to higher private school …

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